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Posted 09 February 2010 - 11:07 PM

I formatted my computer. During the setup to install a new partition I restarted the computer because of a beeping noise and the download stopped. Now, I am at the Setup screen. A blue screen comes up and says hit Enter to install XP. After hitting XP, a message says "Setup didn't find any hard disk drives installed." What do I do?? Before, I was at the partitions screen and couldn't delete or create a partition.

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 12:04 AM

Perhaps you need to install a SATA or RAID driver during the install process.
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Posted 10 February 2010 - 12:33 AM

how do i do that? i have a dell, is that available on the dell website? and how do i install a driver while i have the installation disk in?

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 12:49 AM

What model is your Dell computer?

Are you using the Dell CD's that came with the computer to do the reinstall?
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Posted 10 February 2010 - 12:50 AM

It is a Latitude D620. Yes I am using the CD that came with the computer.

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 01:05 AM

That computer should have a Recovery Partition from which you can reinstall the operating system.

http://supportapj.dell.com/support/topics/...;l=en&s=dhs
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Posted 10 February 2010 - 01:16 AM

I did the part where it says hit Ctr and F11 and nothing happens. I can't load the operating system CD because of the previous mentioned problem.

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 01:27 AM

Do you have the Dell Resource CD?
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