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Windows i have sata hard drive but not detect in win xp instalation

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You need to download the SATA driver for your hard drive to a readable disk and reinstall xp and when the xp installation ask if you need to install 3rd party driver tap F6 and load the driver from the readable disk you put the drivers on,(This cannot be done on the same drive that contains the xp install disk since removing the disk would stop the installation)I recommend a usb drive,But you will need to enable boot from usb device in the bios first.Or if you have a floppy drive That would work too.

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Check the drive configuration on the bios.change the present sata configuration to second option it may be both or something like that.

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