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No operating system. windows xp will not load. Bios says no IDE device. What should i do.
You can try to boot from CD/DVD drive with XP cd to see if the install program can find the hard drive. Try to use default setting in the BIOS.
Sounds to me like your hard drive crashed. I had one that did this and same thing. You can either replace the hard drive, use an external hard drive/flash drive (load the os and download laptop drivers) or use a cd based OS like Knoppix.
If you need help with the XP CD let me know.
I hope this helps!!!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Bad Harddrive
Can you just clarify that you installed XP with the new IDE drive installed in the notebook and that you have selected disc 0 in the bios as IDE and that it is aslo set to boot from that drive?
What you are describing also fits the symptoms of installing XP on a SATA drive without installing SATA drivers first. (XP doesn't install SATA drivers, Vista does.)
So this does sound like a bios setting issue
Posted on Apr 11, 2008
check the cables it properly connected or not. after start up press F8 key to check the installed hard drive is detected or not. if it is not, check with BIOS settings
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Posted on May 09, 2009
If IDE drives are hooked to the same controller one must be configured in BIOS as Master, and the second as slave.
If there is only one drive, it should be set as master: Two drives on two different controller must be both defined as master.
Hope it helps.
Posted on Sep 07, 2009
Well the formatting must have been different! try dropping the partition and format using the pc you are installing it on
Posted on Sep 07, 2009
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