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i have hp 530 with vista home premium preinstalled.now i want to install xp,but following msg occurs

"Setup didnot find any hard disk drivers installed in your computer

Make sure any harddisk drivers are powered on and properly connected to your computer,and that any disk related hardware configuration is correct.This may involve running a manufacturer-supplies diagnostic or setup program.

Setup cannot continue.To quit setup press F3"

now somebody say to me that i have to formatt harddisk.But if XP Setup is going on ,then how can i format harddisk,because i thing i can format with xp cd.i dont have floppy drive

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    "Setup didnot find any hard disk drivers installed in your computer

    Make sure any harddisk drivers are powered on and properly connected to your computer,and that any disk related hardware configuration is correct.This may involve running a manufacturer-supplies diagnostic or setup program.

    Setup cannot continue.To quit setup press F3"

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If you are doing a clean XP install the CD will ask if you if you want to change your partitions.Afterwards it will automatically format the hard drive.Some of the OS discs dont come with drivers you will have to hunt for them on the internet.If you are using a restore disc copyied from a working machine it should have generic drivers already loaded in the disc.

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