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Install Xp error - BIOS cannot detect hadr drives

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by shaz_smach, Jan 21, 2006.

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  1. shaz_smach

    shaz_smach Thread Starter

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    My laptop uses windows Xp. it's twinhead brand. As the windows was too slow and many errors, I decided to re instal the Windows. here the problem came.

    I use win Xp installation cd to reinstall it. The installation failed as the set up said an error happened. then I reboot my computer and tried again. it failed again and then more problem come.

    My bios cannot detect my hard drive. I use a hard drive and have two partition on it, C & D. I tried to use auto detect option in bios but it still cannot find it. i have no suspicious on cabels as it is a laptop and i do not make any amendment inside it. before i re instal my windows, all hardware work very well.

    now i cannot instal new windows. i also tried to use Cd rescue from the manufacturer but they do not help as no hard disk was found. so what should i do?
     
  2. shaz_smach

    shaz_smach Thread Starter

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    As the laptop is very important to me, I tried to instal again. the installation proceed until I need to choose which drive I want to install windows folder. the set up recognizes my C and D partition although earlier boot cannot detect the hard disk.

    during the formatting, suddenly the set up stop, saying that my C partition might be diconnected ,and anything else. so the set up still fail.
     
  3. kiwiguy

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    You need to consider that the hard drive may be failing or improperly connected (they usually plug in, it may be partially loose)
     
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