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Im using hp dv6700t laptop,i want to install xp on my laptop

Presently i have ubuntu installed on my lap.i removed the recovery partition given in the laptop by the manufacturer.i hav an extra free partition in which i want to install xp.when i'm trying to boot with sp3 cd,it shows no harddisk drive detected,and i'm not able to proceed from there.
plz give me some suggestions to install xp on my laptop.

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Your laptop has a SATA hard drive and windows XP doesn't recognize those drives cause the operating system came out before those drive were made.

Follow these steps I found thru google to get windows xp sp3 to recognize your drive:

http://en.kioskea.net/forum/affich-39282-xp-can-t-recognize-hard-drive-for-os-install

You'll have to use a program to do this but people explain how to do it on that page plus the program is free.

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