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In order to be detected the hard disk drive by your windows xp installer. You have to set your sata in your cmos or bios setup. When powering your computer tap the F2 key or Del to enter cmos or bios setup, go to integrated peripherals and look for the sata controllers. Most of the times if its configured as a enhanced the windows xp can not detect it. You have to change the settings to compatible mode. Please the modify key either F5 or F6 or PGUP/PGDOWN or + or - . After changing the settings press F10 and press y and enter. Then try again running the windows setup. Have a nice day.
Hi what you can do is, after power up ( before windows xp logo appear) press F7 on keyboard and you will get advance mode choose last known good configuration and windows should start normally. If not try boot it up again and choose safe mode. If you still get problem let me know. Thank you for using fixya.com
when you start the computer hit the f-8 key repetedly and the xp pro advanced boot screen should show up now select last known good configuration that worked then hit enter and the computer will reboot and hopefully this will get you going also make sure there is no cd rom in the drive ok? please let me know how this goes there is more we can do if needed please dont forget to rate the solution i have provided this helps me out as well
best regards mike
This problem can
be due to the software not handling a certain dial tone rather than a
specific hardware fault. Around the world there is a variance in the
signal quality of the dial tone which causes a report of no dial tone
detection. Disable the dial tone detection to prevent the system from
trying to detect a dial tone.
Disabling dial tone detection for modems: Windows XP
Select Control Panel
Click Switch to Classic View to change the control panel view
Click Phone and Modem Options
Select the Modem Tab
Select the installed modem (Example: Lucent Technologies Soft Modem AMR)
Click the Properties button
Select the Modem tab in the Properties window
Click Wait for dial tone before dialing to remove the check from the checkbox
Select the Advanced tab
Add X3 to the Extra initialization commands field in the Extra Settings box
Click OK twice
Select Switch to Category View to change back the control panel view
Close Control Panel
if this does not work trying re-installing modem drivers.
Try to press f12 to do one time boot setup,make sure that the xp disk is inside and choose cdrom or usb cdrom device and keep on tapping enter, don't stop and dont mind the message that says press any key, wait until you see the windows is entering setup.
Sure , You can change the settings here:
Click on Start (bottom Left corner of screen)
Click On Control Panel
Click on Power ..or "Power Options"(the icon for power settings)
look there for what is Checked and Unchecked.... (in windows vista- you will have to first click on.. "change plan settings")
Once there.. You can change how your hard drive Runs... in Windows XP you just set the hard drive to .. NEVER... or you can simply set it to shut off after 30 minutes or an hour...
In windows Vista, to set the Hard Drive settings you will first need to click on...Change Advanced Hardware Settings...
Then Choose Hard Disk...then edit the settings there...
Hope it Helps... Happy Computing