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Windows 7: No hard disk detected

09 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
No hard disk detected

My laptop came with Vista Basic..

i shrink-ed my c drive from the memory management into three drives (112 gb, 20 gb & 90gb) and installed windows 7 on 112gb drive successfully ..

now when i am installing Xp on 20gb drive, during the installation process i get an error "No hard disk detected"

I tried installing XP mode but my processor doesnt support the virtual technology...


Can you guys please suggest me a way out of this problem (with no the RECOVERY disk option) ???
I will be happy if my system has only XP installed !!!


Thank u !!!

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09 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

Have you also made all your partitions active ?


Steve
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09 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

I uploaded a screenshot.. please have a look ... I want to install XP on Second OS Drive... [IMG]file:///C:/Users/Aadeesh/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot.png[/IMG]


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09 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Which version of XP are you using?

Do you know how the drive is set up in the bios, IDE or AHCI?

You setup looks OK, I do not know of any obvious problems, but I do not know why XP will not at least see the hard drive.
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09 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

I am using Xp Pro.. I dont know much of the bios.. How do i check for IDE or AHCI?

A friend of mine is also having the same problem...
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