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My laptop already use window vista...but when i'm want to format to window xp,error happen and say no hard drive detect....can u slove my problem....?????

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Check data cable and power cables to your hard drives. check also Bios.

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Either in the bios where you can alter the hard drive settings see if you can see the hard drive mode in IDE mode or disable AHCI.

If that does not resolve the issue then use nlite ( http://www.nliteos.com )

then download the sata drivers for your motherboard and slip stream those with your xp disc and it should be fine

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