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I want to reformat my 1 year old C733TU Laptop. However whenever I attempt to install windows xp, it does not detect the SATA harddisk. What will I do? I do not have a floppy drive. Thanks

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  • dexter_parri Jul 02, 2009

    How can i reformat when it dont even detect the harddisk. Note: This is SATA disk and this may be the reason why windows installer cant detect. I don't have floppy drive to load SATA Driver

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During reinstallind windows u can format all ur drives 1 by1

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