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I purchased a new laptop but i am unable to install xp.. it is giving the error
of no hdd. while i tried to find the option of sata native support but htere is no option like this ..pls help me urgent ..is there any other option to install xp

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Yaa its bit tricky and have to do more work.
you have to prepare your xp setup for SATA support using n-lite
then after installing XP if you want to make dual boot with your vista then you have to install vistabootpro

if you need more help tell me. next time i will write in details

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You need to find the SATA driver and Install via USB floppy/ROM on Install, Or install w/ a Media center version of XP which has these on the disk....(IE: If you need to Install a RAID or other Drive Press F6 Now)?

Have seen this before.. Its a generic driver for the Newer SATA drives.. Good luck!

Posted on Mar 11, 2008

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