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Installing XP SP3 pro on my presario C700

I am installing XP SP3 pro on my presario C700. I originally hadd a trial version of VISTA Home premium and I hated it. During the installation process, it was told me setup cannot be completed because Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in my computer. It is telling me to make sure any hard disk drives are powered on and properly connected to your computer and that disk related hardware configuration is correct. This may involve running a namufacturer supplied diagnostic or set up program.

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  • badboys525 May 11, 2010

    did you un-install vista and re-install xp.... if so you probably were to remove the partition.... explain a little bit better as to what version of windows came on pc and what you have now

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Most likely you have a SATA drive which windows is not detecting. Restart the setup and press F6. You will need to use another system to download the SATA drivers and save to a disk. Then when prompted you can insert the disk. You can also upgrade to XP professional which will almost always recognize the SATA drives. Good Luck.

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