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I am facing Problem installing Windows XP with Asus P5RD1-VM series mothboard with SATA Hard drive. My harddrive doesn't get detected while installing Windows XP. While going for coping files for installation it didn't find hard drives on machine. Is there any BIOS setting for finding SATA hard drive?

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I would go into the BIOS and make sure your SATA controller is using the AHCI or IDE setting and not RAID, if it is using RAID then it may need to load a special driver to install windows.

This is the most likely cause of your problem, can you also check and make sure the bios is seeing the HDD at all?

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