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Acer aspire 5310 : did not find any hard disk while xp set up

My laptop is a vista OS based which while setting up xp gives the problem having a phrae hard disk not found.

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Try with another fresh XP disc. Check your Bios if it shows hard disc. If bios show the HDD than its problem with your installation CD. If bios does not show HDD than check your HDD power and IDE cable. Replace IDE cable to diognose. If this does not solve, replace HDD.

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