Solved Hard drive found in bios, but not setup

August 2, 2011 at 08:58:40
Specs: Windows 7

I'm trying to install Windows XP on a eee pc 1005hab with an hitatchi 160GB hard drive. It shows up in bios, but in Windows Setup, I get this:

"Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed."

What can I do from here?

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August 2, 2011 at 09:13:00
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Windows XP does not have the required SATA controller drivers so you either need to supply them or if your BIOS has options to configure the hard drive as an IDE device you can use that setting.

There are two methods to supply the SATA drivers. Method one is via floppy disk at the very beginning of the install when asked if you need to provide any third party drivers, or you can slipstream the drivers into the WinXP files on your CD and then burn a new CDR.

I have no idea what a "eee pc 1005hab" is. You need to supply the computer make and full model, or if custom built, the motherboard model in order to get any further help.

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August 2, 2011 at 12:05:52

OtheHill - believe the eee is an Asus netbook that has neither floppy or CD.

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August 2, 2011 at 12:17:41

neither floppy or CD

Then how are you supposed to launch the setup without a CD Drive?

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August 2, 2011 at 12:21:54

It has a 160GB SATA hard drive

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August 2, 2011 at 13:58:50

From USB, SD card, or net.
Also may depend on SATA mode.

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August 2, 2011 at 16:28:38

I used an external cd drive. changing the drive in bios to IDE worked. Thanks again everyone

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August 2, 2011 at 17:45:10

Glad you got it working. Hope you find all the necessary drivers for XP.

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