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Can't reinstall windows xp

The previous windows xp on my notebook was corrupt and i want to reformat the drive.. by reinstalling the windows xp again.. bt it says be sure that ur hard drive was properly connected... and i checked.. on it.. its ok and nothing to be the problem... my question is how to reformat the drive??? i cant install windows xp on it...

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    setup says there is no HD driver

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Hmmm its seems your HDD is of SATA interface and XP is not able to detect the HDD interface. you can solve this problem by making SATA Disabled in BIOS setup.

Try to make disabled SATA from BIOS, and then make install.

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