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I trying change the operating system from vista to xp but went i try install operating system icant see the disk drive isee the drive in BIOS

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You have to integrate the SATA driver into the operating system process to solve this. Its a known problem with Vista. First up download the chipset driver by clicking here
Then follow this article(click) and do exactly as suggested it should solve your problem. Alternatively you can just get yourself a copy of Windows 7 and install it.

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To Reboot a computer is to turn it off, wait at least 20 seconds, then turn it back on.

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If you buy a Full Installation CD disk, as listed above, you have to change the Boot Order.
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The Windows XP you have installed now, will not let the one you bought install over it, by just putting the disk in the drive. Change the first boot device, in Boot Order to CDROM, and it will. The Windows XP you have now, will 'see' the Windows XP you're trying to install, as just the same version. You have to install a better version of Windows, in order for it to write over what is installed.
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dear friend

you need to goto bios and search for and option "sata native support"
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