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When installing windows xp pro it does not pick up the sata drive

When i try install windows xp pro it does not pick up my sata drive, i dont have a stiffy drive in the case im using a external stiffy and all the drivers i get are not working....

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I want to install XP Pro on a sata drive


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I CANNOT INSTALL WINDOWS XP PRO


u need xp bootable cd then u can directy boot from cd & istall windows xp here is the link for u

windows xp download

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