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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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OK ...this is happening cause of a feature called ahci enabled in bios for the sata HDD ..this have to be disabled in order to be able to find the hard disk without the AHCI driver installed like a 3rd party (To do that just go to bios by pressing F2 on start immediately after first screen lights up ...and in Bios ..go to advanced..or devices..it sthe second or the 3rd option ...and in there look for the sector where th rdrives are detected..the HDD and teh cd drive ..in there you will find when you choose the HDD the AHCI function ..and you have to disable it ...than press F10 to save the changes..and it will work ..
the drivers you need are available on the support site ..
http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/modelContent.jsp?ct=DL&os=&category=&moid=1998596&rpn=PSAE3U&modelFilter=A205-S5855&selCategory=2756709&selFamily=1073768663

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To install Windows 7 no need for RAID driver. If you face issues in installing Windows 7 disable RAID in BIOS, install Windows 7 and then install RAID driver.

How To Manually Upgrade from Vista to Windows 7 - Satellite A200/205:

http://cdgenp01.csd.toshiba.com/content/support/downloads/PSAF3U-PSAF6U-Win7UpgradeInstructions.pdf

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Download the correct display drivers from this website.
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You can download any/all the Windows XP device drivers for your model laptop from the Toshiba WEB site from their download page.
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Problem : When Windows XP was made there was no concept of SATA drives now ur drive is SATA and ur installation disc does not contain drivers for ur Hard disk thats why it is unable to find ur hard disk as it doesnt recognize it u need sata raid drivers on ur windows inst cd

simple solution: get WINDOWS XP CD with SP3 it contains support for sata drives

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this specific model of Toshiba was shipped with vista OS and drivers now u are downgrading it to XP it depends on the installation disc if it is new one like SP3 included then u would have never faced this issue in ur case u should get a RAID driver from www.intel.com and then include them in ur copy of windows XP cd to load them at the startup of installation , so u need them in the first place to carry out installation, u have to do some job here download RAID DRIVERS from www.intel.com select ur board and chipset either it is 945 or 965 gm and then download nlite a software used to integrate these drivers to ur inst disk , u can also include SP3 thru this software in ur current win xp cd

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http://www.nliteos.com/

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http://www.zimbio.com/Laptop+Reviews/articles/10840/How+Integrate+Floppy+SATA+RAID+Driver+Windows

http://lifehacker.com/386526/slipstream-service-pack-3-into-your-windows-xp-installation-cd

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Hi Andrae

If your installing Windows XP you need Sata HDD drivers ( because Windows XP doesn't come with Sata support)
Go to link to find out more

http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/10/23/windows-xp-setup-could-not-detect-and-find-any-sata-hard-disk-drive-on-ahci-mode/

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