|> yes , but when ever i install or repair a XP , it's said|
> no hard disk , switch on or remove and re insert a
> hard disk.
That seems like your BIOS already has problem seeing the disk ... did you change anything there ? If I get it right, the WindowsXP recovery only cares that disks are recognized on BIOS level, doesn't really care about status of partitions or disks (status meaning presence of boot-files and OS)