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Dear! First of all you should use a bootable CD and give commond "FDISK" a message will be appear there press "Y" and press Enter. Now press 4 and check partitions. If there is no partition use a bootable CD again and software name is Active Partitions Recovery. I assure your data will be save and after completing process you need a restart. After restart you can format your drive and install a new operating system. Now your drive will access-able and ready for new installation with your data saving 100% guranteed.
Posted on Jul 29, 2009
You most likely have a SATA hard drive in your laptop.
Windows XP does not have SATA drivers as standard as they were introduced after it. It only sees IDE.
When installing you will need to get a copy of your SATA drivers from the manufacturer and hit F6 when prompted to specify SATA drivers - this can be quite tricky with no Floppy drive.
If this is the case you should have a look at nLite and make a copy of Windows XP with your SATA drivers slipstreamed into the install so that they are automatically recognised.
Posted on Jul 29, 2009
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Ensure that the hard disk is installed properly in the laptop. The drive cannot be formatted before it is installed, or if it's not installed correctly.
Gather the required software. The type of media will depend on the hardware in your laptop. Older computers without a CD-ROM drive, will require the use of the operating system floppy disks. Laptops that can run Windows XP require the installation CD and product key. Older versions of Windows also have disk-formatting capability in the installation process, and the installation media is either a CD or floppy disk.
Place the installation disk or manufacturer software in the drive and then boot the computer. Early in the installation process, the Windows installer has a step that will detect any installed hard disks and allow for them to be formatted. The software from the disk manufacturer will also detect the hard disk and give you the option to format the drive.
Determine which file system is to be used. Windows XP will either work on a NTFS file system or an older VFAT file system. Choose the desired file system when prompted.
Decide whether the whole disk should be formatted or if the disk will be partitioned and each partition to be formatted separately. The Windows installer includes a menu-driven utility that will create hard disk partitions before formatting. If the hard disk is being formatted to replace an existing Windows installation, delete the existing partitions and re-create them.
Format the hard disk with the Windows installer when prompted. The Windows installer will let you know when it is time to format the disk and ask for confirmation.
this should help you.
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