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The window can't find the hard drive

Hi I have a problem with installing a new window when I install it says, setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer.
and before I have this problem I have problem with virus first it is any way to fix this problem please?

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Hi...

If your hard disk is SATA then you need to press the F6 to activate it... but you must have the diskette containing the needed drivers. But if you have a PATA hard disk then try reinserting the cable... Then try to install again.

goodluck... keep us posted for the result and problem...

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