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Installing win xp

I have a sata hdd but I can install windows on it because the windows tell me I have no harddisk

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  • Dilettante69 Sep 22, 2008

    i try to format my sata hard disk.. but when the installation of windows running.. it sayed that i dont have any hard disk in my directory..

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Check in Bios whether your sata hdd is detected or not.if yes select the first boot driver to cd/dvd rom and second boot drive to sata hdd..

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dear tparesh

you not write specific error message that you get

oke, let me know


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