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How to install Windows XP on Toshiba A205 ?

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The problem is that while installing XP it does not recognize the Hard Drive ... BIOS does not have the option to disable the SATA drive and hence cant start with the process... If some body can help me in this regards??

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Seeing that this computer was designed for Windows Vista, this might be tricky on the drivers part.

1) back-up all documents an important stuff
2) restart your computer with the XP disk in it
3) there should be a screen with text that says: press any key to continue.
4) follow all of the on screen instructions.

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

For driver's:
http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/su/su_sc_modSel.jsp

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