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Installation i am unable to install xp on toshiba satellite a205 s4777. it came with vista pre installed. when i try to install xp it dosen't detect my hard drive. kindly help ravi.s

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  • aeferro Feb 01, 2008

    I have the same problem. Tried the "boot from CD" suggestion, but the installer simply does not recognize any hard drive at all and suggests "F3: Exit" as the only solution. Looks like Windows installer does not have proper drivers for the SATA hardware of the notebook. Tied also use the recovery disk and removed all partitions (took more than 2 hours!!) but the behavior is the same....

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Insert xp bootable cd
hit delete or F2 to enter setup while starting computer
select boot priority or first boot device as "cd rom"
exit saving changes.
boot only 1 time from cd and then follow the installation wizard steps.

Posted on Nov 16, 2007

  • Anonymous May 27, 2008

    try to install windows from a different cd rom

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