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When installing win xp from CD an error message says: no hard drives found

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Just check that the hard disk is installed properly or not by checking its all cable.

If hard disk is detected then goto the bios option by pressing "DEL" or "F2" button as per your system configuration and then just find the : Native SATA support and disable it. After this save it by pressing shortcut key i.e. F10 and restart our machine.

After this start your XP setup.

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