hard drive not detected on my laptop

March 7, 2011 at 06:52:27
Specs: Windows xp
I have a sata 160gb hdd that i am trying to put windows onto and it keeps telling me hdd not installed, try reseating it. When i use hiren utilities it recognizes it. Why cant I get it to be recognized by Windows?

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#1
March 7, 2011 at 06:53:52
If you are trying to install WinXP then you need to supply SATA drivers at the beginning of the install.

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#2
March 7, 2011 at 11:58:03
how do i supply the sata drivers if my laptop does not have a floppy drive?

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#3
March 7, 2011 at 12:01:52
You can integrate them into the files on your installation CD and then burn a new copy. You can use nliteos to perform that task. Get nliteos at the link below.

http://www.nliteos.com/

Before you go any further you should verify that there are all the drivers you need available for WinXP. Oftern, that is not the case.


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