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Old 11-04-2005, 07:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just finished building a new system for a friend. I am trying to install windows xp on a sata drive and I keep getting this error message. Does anyone know what this means and how can I fix this problem.
setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer. Make sure any hard disk drives are powered on a nd properly connected to you computer, and that any disk-related hardware configurations is correct. This may involve running a manufacture-supplied diagnostic or setup program.

Setup cannot continue. to quit setup, press f3.

I have ran the diagnostic disk from hatachi and everything was fine. I am using a pc chips m955g and processor is a celeron D 533fsb 2.4 ghz. 256 pc 3200 ram and a hatachi 80 gig sata hard drive.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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IIRC, you have to have a floppy with SATA drivers, or else press a key (F5 or 6 I think...) while Setup is initializing to get it to recognize the drive.


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Old 11-04-2005, 08:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Your computer is trying to boot from your hard drive, go into the system bios and set the boot order so the cd drive boots first, then the disk should start as it should. You can enter the bios by tapping Delete wile the system is starting up, then go into advanced, then set cd drive to first boot device, set the hardrives to second and third and soforth, make sure to save settings at the end, the restart.
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