DellXPS200-formated HD- Xp pack1-wont install

September 14, 2011 at 01:14:59
Specs: Windows XP
My dell xps 200 crashed. i copied all my info and formatted the harddrive.
I have a windows XP home edition service pack 1 operating system disk.
at start up i press F8 and go through all the process of putting the operating
system back on my computer which takes like 30 minutes for it to set.
than a blue screen puts up the reads

to set up windows Xp on the selected item, press enter
to create a partition in the unpartition space, press C
to delete the selected partition, press D

when i press any of the above it says

There is no disk in this Drive.

What can i do so it can read the disk. I thought it already read the disk since it
took me through the process on installing the operating system.


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#1
September 14, 2011 at 01:53:54
What utility did you use to format the drive? Usually that's done as part of the installation--the option screen you got:

to set up windows Xp on the selected item, press enter
to create a partition in the unpartition space, press C
to delete the selected partition, press D

You'd delete the partition and then recreate it and do the install. But I guess you didn't do it that way or you wouldn't be wondering about the option screen and wouldn't have gotten the 'no disk' message.

Is it a SATA drive? If so you need to install those driver prior to doing the install.

If it's a regular IDE drive, does it show in cmos/bios setup?

Here's an odd solution. The fellow swapped in a different keyboard:

http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...


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#2
September 15, 2011 at 20:52:15
Is it a SATA drive. And i cant see it on the dios setup when i press f2 on start up. It does not recognize it. How do i make it see the hard drive. I formatted it on a mac.

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#3
September 17, 2011 at 07:51:24
I ran Diagnostics running please wait...

Drive 0: Samsung HD160jj/P - Fail. Return code: 7
Drive 1: Philips CD-RW/DVD-ROM scB5265 - Diagnostics not supported

Test Complete,


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#4
September 17, 2011 at 14:16:53
I didn't see that you formatted it on a mac. Even if it was formatted NTFS I don't think a mac-formatted drive will work on a PC but haven't tried it myself. The drive needs to be formatted in the dell but if the diagnostics are right then the drive is bad. I don't think formatting in a mac would cause that as you could just delete the mac partition and start over.

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