unable to access hard drive?

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MASQUERADEMA

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hello

i formatted my hard drive and tried to install winows xp. after the set up process the comp reboots and says

unable to access hard drive

operating systems not found on any devices. press any key to try again.


please help
 
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When you formatted did you fdisk and set up the partitions and make the primary one active (so the OS is recognised for bootup)?
 

MASQUERADEMA

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i'm not sure if it's raid

i tried to used fdisk again and it said

error reading fixed disk
 
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try running fdisk /mbr just in case the partition table has become corrupt or there is a propriety loader causing problems.
 

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Go back to basics. Can you see the drive being detected in the BIOS startup? Can you boot an MS-DOS disk and do an FDISK /STATUS and see the hard drive partitions displayed?
 
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