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Sata hard drive could not be detected during win xp installation in acer aspire M3600

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It could only be a limited number of problems:

1. SATA drive is not connected to the primary port
2. SATA cable is faulty
3. SATA drive is faulty

The most common solution is to move the cable to the primary/first port

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

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