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I am trying to install Windows XP in my Laptop because the system has get corrupted. I have tryed to recover the system several times with different tools but I have decided to format the partirion and reinstall the XP. The problem is that when XP installation disc is running it does not detect the HDD. I have read (google) that the problem is that I need to use the proper SATA controller to allow the installer to detect the HDD. My HDD is Toshiba MK1637GSX. I don't know the motherboard type neither the manufacturer. I can not install any tool to get it because the system does not work nor in MSDOS. The Laptop is a Toshiba Satellite U300-102. Regards, Javier

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