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I have just purchased a hp compaq 6710b laptop from a school. it was connected to their network. i want to put a fresh install of windows xp but it keeps saying that it cannot find the hard drive. it has a 120gb drive that is connected correctly. when i start the laptop it comes up with the schools network connection and thats as far as i can get.if i use the disk sanitizer it finds the hard drive. when i want to install xp it says there is no hard drive connected. any ideas on what the problem might be. the laptop is a hp compaq 6710b with a dual core processor, 1gb of ram, 120gb hard drive and it was running xp originally. thanks simon

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Just do this.go to c-mos setup by pressing F2 select SATA operations then change ahci to ATA.
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Is the hardrive a sata drive? if it is you will need to install sata drivers when you start your installation of xp

http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org/how_do_i_install_windows_xp_on_a.htm


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