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Reinstall Win XP No Harddrive

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#1 JB16


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Posted 25 October 2010 - 09:27 PM

I have a computer given to me that I am attempting to reinstall Win XP (older version then what is installed) and during bootup it does not find the hard drive.

The harddrive is showing as partitioned but I am unable to locate through DOS both partitions or the ability to remove the partitions. Any suggestions or ideas on this?

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 09:33 PM

So windows doesn't find the hard drive when you boot from the CD?

But the installed OS boots and works?

Usually that's because the cd doesn't have the drivers for a sata controller chip, you have to load them on a floppy and hit F2 during setup.

No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try.

#3 JB16

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 11:11 AM

Thanks Chewy, will give that a try.

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