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Windows XP Pro Cant Find Hard Disk On Install

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#1 Ekoroski


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Posted 24 May 2012 - 11:10 AM

I'm trying to format and install Windows XP pro on an old laptop (HP Compaq nc6400) but when I boot from the DVD after it loads all the files it tells me that the install cant find the hard disk and I have to cancel the install. The laptop boots up just fine so I know the HDD is still working. Any help would be appreciated.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 24 May 2012 - 12:13 PM

If you can boot successfully...why do you want to install XP?

Please boot the system...and then Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 .

What is the origin of the DVD...you are trying to use to install XP?

Since you want to reinstall...why aren't you doing a clean install...or using the HP restore-to-factory defaults option?



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