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Hard Drive On screen reading - no fixed disc when I try to install Windows XP pro

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    Are you trying to install windows XP on a SATA drive?

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Your hard-drive or IDE cable (the cable that attaches the HDD to the motherboard) may be damaged. Try replacing this cord, or get professional help from your local computer service shop.

Posted on Jul 29, 2008

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hi friend

ur windows xp cd is corrpat to make new copy of ur windows xp cd & try to install if not insatlls bye the windows xp cd

or try to install onther from the onther cd
if problem occers then u have to repartioin of ur hard drive & try to install windows xp

thnx using fixya

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