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Hi... I have a problem during installing Windows Xp in my laptop, im getting an error message like 'setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer.... plz.. help me out...

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Reboot your computer and hit f2 when you first see the logo popup, this will take you into the setup. Arrow over to boot at the top of the screen.hit f5/f6 until your cdrom drive is first on the list. Arrow over to exit and save changes and exit. Before you hit enter, put your XP cd in the cdrom so it will boot to cd when you restart. You should be able to reinstall windows doing this. When you are done, to reverse the process and return your bootup to normal default, hit f2 at the logo, when you are in the setup utility hit f10 to load setup defaults and exit, your computer will reboot and you should be good to go!

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Hi,

The set up says it couldn't find the harddisk because you need to slip stream the harddisk driver into the windows xp cd where as in the normal setup cd's it is not present.

You need to download the SATA AHCI controller driver and slip stream it in to your windows xp setup ..

You can find the information in detail on how to slip stream from the website below:

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows/resolving-setup-did-not-find-any-hard-disk-drives-during-windows-xp-installation/

I hope the information helped you

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-Dileep

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Hello, i have sony vaio VPCEB46FG laptop & i have windows 7 64bit operating system & i want to install windows XP 32 bit but im getting following error "a problem has been detected and...


It is required to install the hard disk SATA drivers in the computer first. Download and extract the SATA drivers in a floppy drive, hard drive or CD on a different computer. Then, retsrt the computer by having the Windows XP disc inserted and beging the setup. During the setup process press the F6 key and enter>enter and then install the SATA drivers. Then, continue with the further setup process.
http://www.sony.co.in/support/product/VPCEB46FG
Select Windows XP Operating System and install the SATA drivers. Once, the SATA drivers are successfully installed you can continue with the further setup process with out errors.
You can also view a complete set of instructions on downgrading to the Windows XP Operating System and installing the SATA drivers.
http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/support-info.pl?info_id=337#

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How can I install internal Toshiba MK3265GSX into my notebook with Windows XP (SP3)? Setup software can't find hard disk. Where can I find driver for this device for XP?


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Disassemble the laptop, follow the bellow link for details,

http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/Toshiba-Satellite-1200/take-apart-laptop-1.htm

http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/Toshiba-Tecra-A2/notebook-disassembly-guide.htm

http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/Toshiba-Satellite-L355D/laptop-disassembly-1.htm

For install xp follow another link,
xp setup not detect hdd http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/confirmation.aspx?FamilyID=0856EACB-4362-4B0D-8EDD-AAB15C5E04F5&displaylang=en http://www.raymond.cc/blog/archives/2008/01/21/install-xp-setup-did-not-find-any-hard-disk-drives-installed-in-your-computer/ http://www.nliteos.com/download.html http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows/resolving-setup-did-not-find-any-hard-disk-drives-during-windows-xp-installation/ Hope this helps,reply me for further instruction,

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Error "Setup didn't find HDD"


Well, first of all XP is not the latest supported operating system from Microsoft.

That being said, I have not had a garbled screen followed by an error message 'setup didn't find any hard disk drive installed' on a laptop, in my limited experience with laptops (i.e. Acer One, Acer Aspire, Sony Vaio, etc.)

If you have an unexpected garbled screen it points to the pc board or mother board or the video card, but more likely the motherboard.

And, if you couple this with the hard disk drive not being detected, it reminds me of a situation where I had a no hard disk drive detected on a SCSI drive connected to my Windows 95 computer in the 1990s when I had heat related issues with the circuitry on the hard drive getting burnt out capacitors.

If the drive is not recognized, it might mean the boot sector is wiped, and essentially it needs to be reformatted and the operating system needs to be reinstalled (which you evidently tried to do).

To my memory, I never had this problem on Windows XP with a laptop, so I am thinking it's not Windows that is at fault, but the physical hardware is giving you problems.

If you boot from the CD for Windows XP and it doesn't find the drive, it's a big problem for this laptop.

I wish you luck in finding an answer to that one, seeing that it's out of warranty and XP is no longer supported by Microsoft.com.

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Can't install xp


Are you receiving any error messages when you try to install Windows XP?
If it is not detecting your Hard Disk follow the steps below:
Go into the BIOS setup (press f10 during boot process), System configuration and disable SATA Native Support. Try installing XP again and it should see your hard drive.

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Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer. Make sure any hard disk drives are powered on and properly connected to your computer, and that any disk-related hardware configuration...


you didn't post the make and model of the system, but on most modern systems, this error occurs when the Hard Drive Controller for the system doesn't have a native driver on the Windows install CD. So you need to load the driver during the install. In XP this is done via a Floppy Diskette (XP setup will not recognise a USB Drive) Vista you can install from just about any drive (USB Flash drive generally easiest)

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That happens because the BIOS uses a SATA controller that is not included in Windows XP install disk.

Usually you can solve the problem going to BIOS settings and changing SATA/RAID settings.Check your BIOS settings, and disable SATA RAID mode.This is done in different ways depending on the BIOS.

On HP/Compaq computers for example you press F2 on startup to enter BIOS, then disable SATA mode on bios settings.
On other makes the procedure can be slightly different.


Another way to fix the problem, is by creating your own XP setup disk with SATA drivers included, see:
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If the install cannot detect the hard disk then the hard disk is faulty and needs replacing or the disk controller is faulty.
You can check if the hard disk is faulty by :-
Go into the BIOS and check if there a hard disk diagnostic.
If not then remove the hard drive and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter and plug it into a working computer's USB port.
If this computer see it as an external hard drive and you can view the contents of the drive then it is OK and the fault is the disk controller on the laptop.
To setup XP.
You insert the Windows CD and boot up the laptop with the CD.
You have done this correctly to get the hard disk error message.

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HAI,FIRST CHECK  XP DISK BAD OR NOT(SCRATCH).IT'S FINE THEN CHECK DISK DRIVE .DISK DRIVE IS OK FINNALEY TO CHANGE RAM CARD AND TRY IT.

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