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Notebooks LG Notebook not detecting HDD.. Help pls

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Jhonyb, 6 Jan 2008.

  1. Jhonyb

    Jhonyb What's a Dremel?

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    Hey

    I just formated and made a partition using Partition Magic 8.01.
    After it was done i inserted the Windows XP it booted and then i pressed ENTER to continue and it says:

    "Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed on your computer"

    And then asks to reboot!

    What can i do to RE-install windows????

    thx in advance
     
  2. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    That is our dear old WinXP!
    Your HDD is probably SATA, and requires SATA drivers.

    The fix:
    - Get an eternal USB floppy drive and a floppy.
    - You need an other computer to find, download, and extract (if zipped) the SATA drivers.
    - Plug your external floppy drive into your laptop.
    - When Windows XP goes "Press F6 to install SATA or RAID driver...." (or something like this) [you have about 1-2 second]... press F6.
    - Tell windows setup to install the SATA drivers and you are set to continue the setup.

    If you have 2 GB of RAM, a Vista compatible video card that won't struggle and peek at 100% to draw the interface, and a good CPU, get Vista.
     

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