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Computer doesn't detect hard drives. Trying to reformat.


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#1 andrewset

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 04:16 PM

I want to do a complete reformat. I have a Windows XP Setup CD, and I backed up all my desired files onto an external hard drive, but after starting the Windows XP Setup (Full Install, not Upgrade) in Safe Mode (regular doesn't work) and having it reboot and continue trying to install, I get a blue screen with a 0x00 type code. Is there any way to tell the computer to completely reformat the hard drive so that I can install Windows XP all over again, with none of the problems that I'm trying to get rid of? If I insert the Windows XP CD and select to boot from CD, it claims I have no hard drives installed and can't continue. http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc273/A...AA/100_5792.jpg The hard drives are in there, but after getting rid of malwares recently, my computer has gone through several stages of problems, and all I want to do now is reformat and start fresh and free. How do I get my computer to recognize the drives in its pre-OS state, so I can install Windows XP on it?

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#2 ThunderZ

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 06:00 PM

First what is the make and model of the PC? Also, just to be sure, does the hard drive show up in the BIOS?

#3 adhya

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 08:57 PM

Go to BIOS and then hard disk then press ENTER. It will detect your H.D.D if not then open cabinet and unplug and then plug the IDE/SATA cable to the disk.Now goto BIOS and try again. I think you have to delete partitions and reinstall the partition.

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 10:48 PM

If your trouble isn't caused by BIOS, please refer to the following link:
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows/res...p-installation/




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