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Hard disk not recognized when reinstalling xp

While trying to re install windows xp I keep getting the message saying Hard Disk not installed, but BIOS shows the 20G hard disk installed.
What should I do? How can I get this HD formatted and Windows re installed? Thank you.

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Re: hard disk not recognized when reinstalling xp

Try formating the drive using fdisk in fat32, you can find this program in windows 98/98se and Me them try instaling windows xp

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