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Cant load xp onto sata HDD

Hi, i'm trying to load xp onto my computer but it won't recognise the sata hard drive although the bios does recognise it. any help will be much appreciated

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To use XP with a SATA drive you'd need to use the HDD disc software first as XP didn't come with preloaded SATA drivers. This is what is preventing you from installing XP on the drive. Once the driver is loaded you should have no problem. If your new hdd didn't come with a disc then you can download it from the hdd manufacturers website under the support link. Hope this helps.

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