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Windows 7: Back to windows XP. Won't Install on Hard drive?

14 Mar 2013   #1
benjy206

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Back to windows XP. Won't Install on Hard drive?

I have a laptop here that I am trying to install Windows XP but when loaded all of the setup files it won't detect hard drive. But yet it will load the OS that is already on the hard drive?


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14 Mar 2013   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

First check for all the Win XP drivers for your hardware on the manufacturer's web site.
If your Win XP CD, does not support your Sata Controller, you will need to load drivers to uses at F6.
Load Sata Controller drivers with a floppy disk is the best way.
SATA Drivers - Load in Windows XP Setup on Dual Boot
OR
SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD
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14 Mar 2013   #3
benjy206

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

It's ok I found the problem. I had to disable the SATA in the BIOS. strange it is but done now thanks
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14 Mar 2013   #4
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by benjy206 View Post
It's ok I found the problem. I had to disable the SATA in the BIOS. strange it is but done now thanks
NO need to reset the BIOS, if you load the Sata conroller drivers.
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