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Sata hard drive installed.. but windows setup wont detected it.

Bios detects it... but windows setup cd wont... i have a gateway ml6721 laptop

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Assuming you are trying to install xp on a vista machine, you need to go into the bios and either turn off the ahci function or select IDE as the function (each manufacturer may vary slightly as to the verbage).

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