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Old 02-14-2009, 01:16 PM   #1
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Problem Installing Windows

Me again... Sorry folks.

I'm trying to installing Windows XP on my laptop, but for some reason, before I start the installation, I get a message about Windows not being able to located a Hard Drive.

My friend Matt (Stream here on LF) has the same problem. Like him, I can install Linux just fine, just not Windows XP.

Any suggestions?




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Old 02-14-2009, 01:55 PM   #2
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Weird.

Just a shot in the dark, but have you checked out the drive settings in your BIOS?


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Old 02-14-2009, 02:07 PM   #3
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How do you mean?

The BIOS just say that it's a Hitachi...




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Old 02-14-2009, 02:12 PM   #4
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I bet you have a SATA controller + hdd in your laptop, and your Windows XP installation CD is an rather old one without SATA support.


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Old 02-14-2009, 02:21 PM   #5
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So i'm pretty much stuck, then?

Great...




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Old 02-14-2009, 02:56 PM   #6
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Nah. All you need is the SATA driver on a disk or USB stick. Or a newer Windows installation CD with SATA drivers included.


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Old 02-15-2009, 08:12 AM   #7
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Thanks for that Ray.

I got some drivers, and now i've got XP installed. Thanks for that.




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Old 02-15-2009, 03:55 PM   #8
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Hey, I upped my post count, so, null problemo. ^^


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Old 02-21-2009, 09:30 AM   #9
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Great Stuff Ray!

@Marius>> finally, a problem easily fixed!

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