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No Hdd Detected, But Os Is Working?


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#1 syunichi

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 06:24 PM

Ok, I am having a slight confusion when I tried to reinstall my XP. When I insert my bootable XP cd, during preinstallation it says, No harddisk was detected, please press F3 to restart. But, when I let it bypass without the XP cd, it prompts to the XP OS and was working well. What's with this and did I miss something important, because my friend mentioned about SCSI and I cant understand. :thumbsup:
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Posted 15 January 2008 - 06:57 PM

If it's working well why do you want to format it? Just asking
To boot to the CD you have to enter the BIOS and make the CD drive the first boot device
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Posted 15 January 2008 - 07:07 PM

Most often this is due to a problem with your hard drive. Try downloading a bootable diagnostic utility from the manufacturer of your hard drive.

BUT, this recently happened to me at work with a fairly new eMachines system (just out of warranty) - we got it down to either a problem with the controller on the motherboard, or a severe BIOS corruption before the customer decided to buy another system
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Posted 15 January 2008 - 07:18 PM

Well, the thing is when it came from my suplier it is already out of validation period. So I need to get it back to 30 days validation period to install all of the hardwares and set it's IP because my company is using static IP's for network. And before I forget, it's a Compaq Presario V3658TU, and a lot saying about troublesome of the native SATA. Should I installed a SCSI or RAID driver during the preinstallation? If anyone can explain to me what and why is this needed. I'm pretty well a bit left behind of those new tech stuffs :thumbsup: Thanks again for replying.
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