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Help to install xp windows sp2 instead vista please

How can i install xp instead vista? pls help me...during installation i cant see any hard disks...what can i do? thnks for any idea and answer pls

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  • tedo777 Apr 29, 2008

    to byrontroy!



    Thks for answer! But i mean another thing saying "how can i install xp instead vista? " Generally i know how make installation xp on HD....I mean that i cant see any hard drive to install XP because xp cant see sata HD...have some ideas about it?

  • tedo777 May 01, 2008

    Oh..unfortunately not works...look what i did...boot to the XP CD then when message "Press F6 if you need to install a third party SCSI or RAID driver ..." displays on the bottom string i press F6 because this screen will disappear after only a second or two..it works and continues loan windows after about 10 seconds appears message ..."To specify additional SCSI adapers, CD-ROM drives or special disk controllers.....press S"... I press S and after 2 seconds following message on the screen will appear: "Setup could not find a floppy drive on your machine to load OEM drivers from floppy disk. * Press ESC to cancel loading OEM drivers. * Press F3 to quit setup". Of course i haven't in Toshiba Satellite A205-S4777 any floppy drive..((( I dont know how install XP without floppy drive...You said "when XP asks if you have any additional drives......" - windows doesnt ask me about it...

  • ron random Oct 07, 2012

    have you set bios to load straight from optical drive? (f2) usually.

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Hi
i have the problem with the windows installation
when i install the winxp then my laptop does not detect the HDD
plz help me to install the windows
tell me how can i solve that problem

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Boot to the XP CD and format the hard drive. You will loose all info that has not been backed up on the drive.After the format, it will continue to loan windows XP. Make sure you have the product code before doing this.

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  • Byron Wells Apr 30, 2008

    Download the sata drivers and burn them to a cd, when XP asks if you have any additional drives say yes and put in the cd. Let me know how it works.

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