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Re: hard disk is not responding while installing os
1st plug any hard disk of urs and get a bootebel cd u can say not the xp 1 but u can find old cds like windows 98 or milenium and boot it..after sellect the cd rom support aplication..wen loaded right fdisk select yes and yes..after that delet dos or any existing partitions and restart do the sam thing again but this tim make dos partition wen ur finish restart and go in again but wen loaded on a:\ wright format C: and accept..after format is finished retstart but this time boot frome windows xp or the operation system disk u want 2 install..and folow the instruction..and if i didnt work after u do all that u go 2 ms dos and make a scandisk for c after u format u can see all comands in a:\dir , thats all and 4 the other hard drive u dont need 2 do the same just after u install widows u plug it and go 2 cotrol panell in administrative tools and select the icon that have a pc signe and after that frome the second option u select the 3 and u see ur second hard disk format it and scan it and evry thing will be just fine........
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Microsoft Windows 64-bit Operating Systems working with Western Digital hard drives
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for an exteral disk you shouldnt need a new operating system. infact You dont. Usually new disks are not formatted. Try connecting it and formatting it to the correct file system. You may need to try to format it using a windows based PC also as im not sure how to do it under MAC os's
U are actually facing the same problem as "jackwilkinso". As my previous post:
Windows XP does not come out to support SATA hard drive, because inside do not inclued the SATA driver, that why u cannot see the harddisk during the setup. What u can do is try to install the SATA supported OS like Windows Vista or Windows 7, or maybe can "forcely" put in the SATA driver in ur Windows XP setup CD.
you dont need drivers for hds in windows XP if the operative system is already installed and you are trying to connect an external HD via USB... if this is your case you dont need drivers...you probably have another problem in your OS... And if there is a driver problem and the disk is HITACHI, just go to manufacturers website and thats all... good luck
ok you need to reboot your computer from the CD rom with xp disk in it.
start your computer hold down the f12 key, a small menu will come up , pick cd/dvd/cd-rw drive with your arrow keys ,
select enter , follow xp directions on how install operating system on the monitor.