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I reformatted the hard drive and reinstalled Windows Xp on my Sony N-TXN15p laptop. Now my CD/DVD drive isn't being recognized. What can I do?

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You will need the drivers for the drive. When you look at the devices in device manager (devmgmt.msc) do you see any drives under DVD/CD-ROM drives?


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I have install windows7 but now i want to install windows xp what is process of installing windows xp


there are two ways to do it. the easy way and the hard way:

  • easy way is longer, you simply back-up your files, then reformat your PC and reinstall XP
  • the hard way is more technical, but does not require reformatting. please see link below for the set-by-step guide
http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-downgrade-from-windows-7-to-xp-step-by-step/

Oct 02, 2010 | Microsoft Computers & Internet

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Error "Setup didn't find HDD"


Well, first of all XP is not the latest supported operating system from Microsoft.

That being said, I have not had a garbled screen followed by an error message 'setup didn't find any hard disk drive installed' on a laptop, in my limited experience with laptops (i.e. Acer One, Acer Aspire, Sony Vaio, etc.)

If you have an unexpected garbled screen it points to the pc board or mother board or the video card, but more likely the motherboard.

And, if you couple this with the hard disk drive not being detected, it reminds me of a situation where I had a no hard disk drive detected on a SCSI drive connected to my Windows 95 computer in the 1990s when I had heat related issues with the circuitry on the hard drive getting burnt out capacitors.

If the drive is not recognized, it might mean the boot sector is wiped, and essentially it needs to be reformatted and the operating system needs to be reinstalled (which you evidently tried to do).

To my memory, I never had this problem on Windows XP with a laptop, so I am thinking it's not Windows that is at fault, but the physical hardware is giving you problems.

If you boot from the CD for Windows XP and it doesn't find the drive, it's a big problem for this laptop.

I wish you luck in finding an answer to that one, seeing that it's out of warranty and XP is no longer supported by Microsoft.com.

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My laptop had been working fine, then the last


Hi yes try this, if no joy come back to me.
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Jul 10, 2010 | IBM ThinkPad A30 Notebook

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How do I format C drive with windows 7 on it I want to put windows XP on


hi

thank you for using Fixya

to formate C drive and re install windows XP

1 put widows XP CD in to your CD drive
2 restart your PC
3 it will boot your CD just put Enter
4 if not then selact boot option by presing F12 0r F2
5 it will start reding your CD

then just folow the instruction

it will ask you foue setps


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How to reformat acer aspire one


Put a Windows XP disk (has to be the full version not an upgrade) into the CD drive and the computer will ask to "press any key to boot from CD". Press a key. Follow the prompts, It is important to delete the partition when asked. Then recreate it. Format the drive with NTFS file system. The setup will go on to reinstall windows automatically.

Now, the only challenge is to reload any software drivers for components Windows does not find automatically. This is a little tricky. Do google search of Acer drivers or go to www.drivers.com.

Also, remember all your software programs need to be re-installed. For example, your Microsoft Office (word, excel, etc). Any games, any virus protection, Quickbooks, etc. The printer software also needs to be re-installed. Hopefully you still have the original disk or if its a Hewlett Packard go to their website.


Aug 15, 2009 | Acer Aspire One PC Notebook

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Having major issues with reformatting Acer Aspire One


Sure, calm down. You need to get a bootable cd like UBCD. This cd not only boots, but installs a cd driver, allowing full access of CD Drive in a DOS Environment. Check out the UBCD website, download it, and turn the computer on, with the cd in the drive, your computer will boot, so boot the cd, when the options load, hit the key "r", and windows will repair.
Good Luck

Jun 18, 2009 | Acer Aspire 4315 Notebook

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How do you install xp over windows vista in a lenovo x61 tablet ? I have 3 backup disc 1.a product recovery dvd 2.rescue and recovery cd 3.suppemental recovery cd . can some one tell me how to get...


If the backup and recovery disk are for that model of computer , just remove VISTA or Reformat the hard driver using software outside of Window, then reinstall all the Xp stuff, just as if you had a new hard drive. Save all personal files first, of course.. 

Feb 22, 2009 | Lenovo 3000 C200 Notebook

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Hello the hard drive of our laptop needs a full reformat so i can reinstall xp but how do i format it without a working opperating system? thank you


 You can do a full reformat right from the windows xp install disk.  Put the xp disk in the cdrom drive and restart the computer.  Upon restarting a message will come up ( Hit any key to boot from CD )  Hit any key,  the files will load then you will be able to format the hard drive and also load windows XP.
    If for some reason your system doesnt boot from the cd, you might have to go into the Bios and change the boot order from the hard drive or the floppy to the cd so the computer will boot from the CD first. Hope this helps...                                                           Joe > Data Miner <

Oct 31, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Reformat/Reinstall Refresh on hdd


You should provide either CD/DVD rom to boot your sytem in bootable disc.
And you should provide windows XP/2000 bootable disk.

You will need:

CD/DVd Rom
Bootable windowsxp/2000 to reinstall your system.

Note; reformatting or reinstalling your system all files will be remove. you should back up important files before doing.

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DVD & CD drives not recognized after uninstall Nero


plain reinstallation of windows won't solve the problem, either you edit your registry to clean it up of all the nero entries or to install windows in clean mode, I mean, you need to reformat or remove windows completely first fron your system.

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