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I have Acer Desktop AcerPower and i want to install windows xp but there is message say no hard drive found

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  • kefakim877 May 21, 2009

    i have the same problem! i need to format the HDD but when xp starts loading it tells me that there is no HD found!? i have tried to disable sata on the bootup menu but with no success. anyone with an idea? (acerpower)


  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson May 11, 2010

    Hi there
    Is the processor Intel or AMD?


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It's probably because your PC has the new SATA interface hard drives, you need to load a special SATA driver from acer through floppy disk during at the beginning of windows XP setup, for it to find hard drives on your pc.

You should check Acer web page and look for the drivers (the acer's europe page is faster BTW). If your PC came with windows vista or doesn't have floppy drive bay, there's a chance that you won't find this driver (and you'll have to keep using vista), unless some other model of your PC were sold with XP.

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