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Set up cannot detect any hard disk drive...

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by charls_jb, Oct 13, 2007.

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  1. charls_jb

    charls_jb Thread Starter

    Oct 13, 2007
    first of all i would to thanks this website for having this kind of oline learning for computer troubleshooting and repair. as a newly member of this technical cyber society, i appreciate this opportunity to be with you guys.

    i got new laptop with vista preinstalled in it. because some of my programs that i usually used is not running on it, i decided to replace it with xp. but during the setup process, setup cannot continue. it always give me this message: "Setup cannot detect any hard disk......." i'm using windows xp pro sp2 bootable cd. this error will come out in the same part of the setup process ( when setup tells you to Press Enter to continue setup..) as i've tried it for several times.

    i hope to receive comments about this problem and advice to solve it.
  2. The_Oracle


    May 20, 2007
    Welcome to TSG

    there's no native support for SATA controllers in windows xp


    1. set your SATA operation mode in the BIOS to NON-Raid/IDE

    2. press F6 when prompted to install 3rd part drivers and insert a floppy disk with the drivers.

    3. slipstream the appropriate drivers into your XP installation CD (i would recommend nLite)
  3. xspeedyx


    Oct 13, 2007
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