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I have an Accer Extensa 5220 laptop which came with vista Home Edition. I wanted to down grade the OS to windows XP Pro. After formating the Hard Drive, I ran windows XP setup disk but keeps on giving the message that Hard disk drive could not be found. Please heip..

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You will need to install the Sata controller drivers so Windows can find your hard drive.
The downloads page for your laptop is HERE
Under the Heading Windows XP, select the driver drop box then select F6 Intel Sata HDD driver floppy untility.

That will give you the full instructions for use inside the file README.txt.

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The problem of your laptop is the hard disk type. because acer 5220 laptop is using a SATA hardisk that automatic detected or supported by Vista. But in the windows Xp you need to download the sata driver for windows xp and save it to the floppy drive. In the beginning of windows installation press F6 to install another device or scsi the windows setup search your floppy drive for the sata driver and install it automatically. If you have cannot fix it just contact me i'm willing to help you

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