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I can't install windows xp

I can install windows vista and windows seven beta but xp sp2. When i boot my laptop by dvd win xp. There was a message" there no hardware drive install in your computer, please make sure that any drive powered on and detected". I don't understand what happened. what do i have to do. Please help me! Thanks so much.

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  • contraijudas Mar 10, 2009

    how to install XP first while i have already had Vista and Seven inside.

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If you are going to triple boot your computer you need to install XP first, then Vista this will edit the Master Boot Arecord as needed.

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Well, win xp is absolutly more fun as OS then win 2000:)
To upgrade to win xp will be no problem since Toshiba have drivers for ir. To upgrade to VISTA will...or can give you problem since there arent any drivers for that Tecra S1.

If u deside to upgrade to win xp, here is all the drivers u gona need to do it:
http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/modelContent.jsp?ct=DL&os=&category=&moid=380605&rpn=PT831U&modelFilter=S1&selCategory=3&selFamily=1073768664&selModel=380605%7CPT831U

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trust me, the fault is from the win xp SP2. I am saying this with confidence and out of experience. Except if the audio drivers you downloaded is for win vista.

While running the Win xp, some files make have skipped/not installed which is making the sound not to work. Or maybe you have initially installed a wrong audio driver.

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