Am trying to reinstall window xp

June 17, 2011 at 08:25:16
Specs: Windows XP, HARD DISK DRIVE
I WANT TO REINSTALL WINDOW XP BUT MY SYSTEM IS TELLING ME NO HARD DRIVE AND I TRY TO DISABLE RAID ARRAY ON THE BIOS

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June 17, 2011 at 08:59:32
XP doesn't natively support SATA hard drives, so you need to install the SATA/RAID drivers from a floppy at the start of the installation by pressing F6 when you see the prompt.

If you don't have a floppy drive, another alternative would be to download a program called nLite & create a new XP installation disk with the SATA/RAID drivers slipstreamed onto it.

http://www.nliteos.com/index.html

A 3rd alternative would be to enter the BIOS & change the SATA setting to IDE mode, IDE Legacy mode, IDE Compatibilty mode, etc. Each BIOS seems to call it something different. This will allow you to install XP but you may have problems if you try to re-enable SATA/AHCI afterwards.


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