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Old 09-27-2007, 11:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I got my new computer today, it has windows XP with it and it run fine

But the problem is that I'm not able to format my computer !! I get message in the blue screen saying that I'm not able to install windows because setup did not find any hard drive !

Please someone help
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So XP works, and yet when you pop in the bootable windows cd and get to the format menu it gives you a blue screen?

Or what? When does it say it can't detect a drive?
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Or what? When does it say it can't detect a drive?

When you boot your from windows XP, it will give you three choices right ?

The first choice is to setup windows and second is repair (or something like that)

When I choose the first one I get a message saying that I should make sure that my hard drive is turned on
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http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/7247/pict0561ti5.jpg

I took a picture for the message by my camera

It is not clear but if you Zoom in you might be able to read it
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You need to download the SATA drivers for it and when it boots up hit f6 and install the sata drivers from a floppy drive. I had the same problem on the last batch of HP laptops we got in.
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If the drive is SATA you might need to load the SATA drivers first.

*beaten to it

Just put them on a USB stick or floppy and hit F6 when it prompts you like veedubfreak said...
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Does SATA driver come with the motherboard CD ?

My Hard Drive is WD 500GB

From where should I download the driver ?

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You need to download the SATA drivers for it and when it boots up hit f6 and install the sata drivers from a floppy drive
I don't have a floppy drive
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Does SATA driver come with the motherboard CD ?

My Hard Drive is WD 500GB

From where should I download the driver ?
It might be on the CD...I would just go to the mobo manufacturer's website and look for the sata drivers though.
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My mobo is Intel DP35DP
Intel® Desktop Board DP35DP Overview

Can someone post for me the download link for the SATA driver ?
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Do you have a floppy drive?

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