netbook infected, sanitized it, now HD unrecognizable

Hewlett-packard Hp mini 5101 atom n280 1...
May 17, 2012 at 21:31:14
Specs: Windows XP, Intel Atom 1.6/1 GB
Net-book got infected, could not do anything with it and when it worked it was extremely slow and many times just stopped. Could not access "add/remove program" or "administrative tools". Went into bios and "sanitized" the hard drive. Now when I try to reinstall Win XP it tells me there is no hard drive. What do I have to do to reinstall Win XP

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May 17, 2012 at 21:44:33
"sanitized"? Care to explain what you mean by that & how it's done from the BIOS?

XP doesn't recognize SATA hard drives. You will need to create a new XP disc with the SATA drivers slipstreamed into it. See the following:

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May 18, 2012 at 08:55:21
HP Tablets and laptops have an option in the BIOS called hard drive sanitize. I'm assuming it wipes the drive clean.

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May 18, 2012 at 14:38:59
I'll have to have a look at my HP laptop, I've never seen that before.

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May 18, 2012 at 16:16:33
sounds like hard drive failure ide/sata/ssd, Have you downloaded the HD diagnostc? SSD is good, but I don't want one yet.

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May 18, 2012 at 19:07:23
XP has no built in SATA drive controller drivers.
Depending on what a bios setting is set to, the intial files loaded from the XP CD, or from a bootable flash drive that has the files from an XP CD installed on it, may NOT find SATA drives because of that.

You either have to provide the drivers, as riider said in response 1,
OR - much easier - you can change a setting in the bios Setup.

Installing XP and SATA drive controllers, SATA drives; the SATA drive controller bios settings.
See response 2:

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May 19, 2012 at 13:46:25
I dont think it has a optical drive?


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May 19, 2012 at 14:50:40
He hasn't said what he tried to install XP from.

He could be attempting to install it from a properly prepared bootable USB flash drive that has files from the XP CD on it, or from Recovery disks for the model, or ?

If it has no built in optical dreive, in most if not all cases, you CANNOT install XP from an XP CD in an external optical drive because the initial files loaded from the CD CANNOT recognize the PnP ID string of the USB optical drive you're using.

In that case, the CD is recognized as bootable, you can boot the computer from it, but all you see is s a blue screen and nothing further happens.

If that applied to his case, he would NOT have seen this...
"Now when I try to reinstall Win XP it tells me there is no hard drive."

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