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Installation i am unable to install xp on toshiba satellite a205 s4777. it came with vista pre installed. when i try to install xp it dosen't detect my hard drive. kindly help ravi.s

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Re: installation

Insert xp bootable cd
hit delete or F2 to enter setup while starting computer
select boot priority or first boot device as "cd rom"
exit saving changes.
boot only 1 time from cd and then follow the installation wizard steps.

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Sure it can be done with proper steps to be taken care with.. Find out the steps and guidance on Microsoft Forum..

Or First start your system, insert the XP CD then follow the commands..

For further assistance, let me know your current OS edition and the So chosen XP edition, and your system configuartion.

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