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Hard drive not found

I have a question I was installing windows xp with Microsoft support when my mother board stopped reading my hard drive it reads my dvd rom drives but not my hard drive how to I resolve this issue?

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  • Wolfie79 Dec 19, 2007

    Yes it shows all the drives I have plugged the motherboard and now I got it to read but can't install an os onto it. I put windows xp and it will get half way through the copying process and the puter will restart and kept doing it til I pop out the disk. I have Linux and was playing with that I can run that get into my hard drive store things into it but that will also not install I ran it 3 times and all 3 times shown that they were installed onto the disk but would not boot without disk. Sorry the hard drive I have is a seagate barracuda 40 gig. I have ran chkdsk /p and /r from the windows disk and nothing why won't the drive take any os?

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When you boot the computer go into the setup menu and check to see if it seeing the drives.

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