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I just got an HP Omnibook XE with no HDD or Operating System, and when I try to install Windows XP on an IDE hard drive, it says no hard drive detected. Is there a connector I'm unaware of, or could this be the hardware? I've tried 3 separate HDDs, all of which I know are good...

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    Donovan Merrill Sep 28, 2009

    There are no devices at all, and the hard drive I'm talking about is the internal, so which cable are we talking about?

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Some things to do:

This may be a master/slave problem. Remove any extra devices that you have connected to the ide cable and reboot ur PC. Then you can try to plug back in any extras.

Replace the cable, it may be faulty.

PLug IDE cable into the primary, your HDD.

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