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I am trying to install XP on to a Gateway M-465 Laptop, but when it starts to load the XP Cd it says no hard drive found.

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Either your hard disk is broken down or it is not recognized by the bios. In the second case at the start up press F2 or DEL in order to get in the bios settings and check if the hard disk is activated by the bios.

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