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I am currently having problems with my Dell Inspiron 1525, i try and install XP and it tells me there are no hard disk drives or partitions available, before it used to work but now it wont let me install XP or load properly. Can you help me with this?

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Downgrading Windows XP on a dell 1525 is not easy bt i hav some links for u:
1- http://en.kioskea.net/forum/affich-24760-dell-inspiron-1525-laptop-downgrading-how

2- http://www.toytowngermany.com/lofi/index.php/t114896.html

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Dell Inspiron 1525 Modem Conexant D330,HDA,MDC,v.92,
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