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Replaced hard drive and can't get the machine to recognize it. It is SATA drive the machine will not recognize the new 160 GB. I'm using XP Pro. Any help would be appreciated.

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Go to BIOS setting and change harddisk/SATA mode from "AHCI" to "Compatible" or "IDE".

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Reset your bios setting to default
this will solve the problem

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