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My Motherboard will not load Windows XP.

My Motherboard has been working but has stopped loading my Windows XP Operating System. The Bios recognises both Maxtor 120 Gb PATA Drives but will not continue to load the O/S. The Message comes up 'No Hard Drives Installed'.

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What is the make and model of motherboard?
Have you recently re-installed XP are did it just fail one day?

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Sounds as if you're ide or sata controller has failed I your motherboard. Might also check your bios settings and make sure the drive ports are enabled. If your cmos battery is dead and the system lost power then it could have changed the settings back to factory defaults.

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No want to to go for any factory defaults.in bios setting go to boot menu and change ACHI/IDE setting to IDE.this setting will sure solve your problem.sorry for bad english

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