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Hard disk drive not deteted during windows installation

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  • akmjolnir Apr 13, 2009

    I have the same problem. I have a xw8200 that I purchased used, and when I try to install XP Pro a message pops up saying "Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer."

    The HP setup menu see them, but the Windows install disk is being lame.

    My real problem is that the install disk is is on a CD-ROM, and there is no other optical drive on this workstation, so how would I install the driver via CD-ROM with the Windows install disk already in the CD tray?


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I was unable to get a SATA drive to be recognized by my SR1200NX with an A7V8X-LA motherboard.

A couple rounds with tech support, initially saying it would work with no effort or driver or BIOS update needed due to the chipset support, but no drive detected.

I tried the BIOS update (from 3.11 to 3.15), no change in SATA drive detection.

Then Compaq support said I needed to jumper the SATA drive it for 1.5 rather than 3.0.

This made the difference. Came up in the BIOS and I could access the drive (Seagate Barracuda 7200.12).

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This problem arises due to a missing driver in windows installation. download your specific driver and copy it to a floppy drive. Then start the windows setup. As the setup loads it will ask "Press F6 to load a SATA RAID driver".Press F6 and insert the floppy into Floppy disk drive.
And continue the setup...

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