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I AM HAVING TOSHIBA SATELLITE L45 S7423 LAPTOP WITH VISTA . I WANT TO INSTAL XP IN IT. I TRYED BUT I AM GETTING THE ERROR THAT IS "SETUP DID NOT FIND ANY HDD IN THIS COMPUTER". I TRIED THIS IN OTHER WAYS ALSO THAT IS , 1. I COULD NOT CHANGE THE RAID MODE TO IDE MODE IN BIOS. 2. I COULD NOT CHANGE / DISABLE THE SATA DRIVER IN BIOS I AM NOT HAVING ANY FLOOPY DRIVER IN ADDITION TO IT. PLEASE ANSWER MY PROBLEM..................IN MY EMAIL ID mathsrmg@sify.com

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From my experience with Vista, it's no wonder you want XP back.
One thing about Vista, it uses a different way of setting up the drive. Most easy way to format what you have, first check what brand it is. Go to the maker website and they always have a dos version of the formatting tool to format the drive. You will need a windows based PC to burn to a CD. Once that's done. pop the CD intothe DVD/CD drive and restart the PC. Most likely the makers left the boot order as follows Floppy,CD/DVD then Hard Drive. Most do not.
There's a F10-F11-F12 or so key to press to enter boot menu.
Whe you find and hit the keys for it, select the CD/DVD drive to boot off of it. It will run off the CD/DVD image and then let you format the drive to what you will put on it, Like XP

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Posted on Aug 10, 2008

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