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??
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.
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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
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
just download sata drivers from intel and nlite from the link and install the software integrate these drivers and burn ur cd incl them and then install normally as u were installing them earlier now it will recognize ur drive simple for more info how to do check this out
after windows XP installation u will have one more task to find drivers for ur notebooks with XP support but it is the next step if ur some hardware like modem / sound/ doesnt work then i can help more
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Boot to the XP CD and format the hard drive. You will loose all info that has not been backed up on the drive.After the format, it will continue to loan windows XP. Make sure you have the product code before doing this.