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Reformat win xp pro sp2

i am trying to reformat my hard drive and reinstall win xp pro but for some
reason i cant. here is the problem. when i boot from cd everything seems to
go right untill it says press enter to run xp, R to recover and F3 to quit or
something like that. whenever i press enter to continue i get a message
saying "SETUP DID NOT FIND ANY HARD DISK DRIVES INSTALLED IN YOUR COMPUTER"
but they are plugged in and i can here them running. what do i do please
help. oh and i have an OEM version if that helps
Aug 25 '08 #1
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"knobby" <kn****@discussions.microsoft.comwrote in message
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>i am trying to reformat my hard drive and reinstall win xp pro but for some
reason i cant. here is the problem. when i boot from cd everything seems
to
go right untill it says press enter to run xp, R to recover and F3 to quit
or
something like that. whenever i press enter to continue i get a message
saying "SETUP DID NOT FIND ANY HARD DISK DRIVES INSTALLED IN YOUR
COMPUTER"
but they are plugged in and i can here them running. what do i do please
help. oh and i have an OEM version if that helps

Is your hard drive SATA? If so, you probably need to install SATA drivers
from a floppy during early stages of the install process to get Windows XP
to recognize your drive. As this is a .NET programming group, you'll need to
ask in a Windows XP group for detailed guidance. To find an appropriate
group:

You need to find a Windows XP group for your question. This is a .NET
programming group. Here's how to find the group you need:

As you appear to be using a web interface:

http://www.microsoft.com/communities...s/default.aspx

Click the + beside your language. then scroll down to Windows. In Windows,
find the category for Windows XP. Open it and find a group for
your question.

Aug 25 '08 #2
how could it not know the hard drives are there i am using the computer that
i want to reformat to type this

"PvdG42" wrote:
"knobby" <kn****@discussions.microsoft.comwrote in message
news:BA**********************************@microsof t.com...
i am trying to reformat my hard drive and reinstall win xp pro but for some
reason i cant. here is the problem. when i boot from cd everything seems
to
go right untill it says press enter to run xp, R to recover and F3 to quit
or
something like that. whenever i press enter to continue i get a message
saying "SETUP DID NOT FIND ANY HARD DISK DRIVES INSTALLED IN YOUR
COMPUTER"
but they are plugged in and i can here them running. what do i do please
help. oh and i have an OEM version if that helps


Is your hard drive SATA? If so, you probably need to install SATA drivers
from a floppy during early stages of the install process to get Windows XP
to recognize your drive. As this is a .NET programming group, you'll need to
ask in a Windows XP group for detailed guidance. To find an appropriate
group:

You need to find a Windows XP group for your question. This is a .NET
programming group. Here's how to find the group you need:

As you appear to be using a web interface:

http://www.microsoft.com/communities...s/default.aspx

Click the + beside your language. then scroll down to Windows. In Windows,
find the category for Windows XP. Open it and find a group for
your question.

Aug 25 '08 #3
knobby wrote:
i am trying to reformat my hard drive and reinstall win xp pro but for some
reason i cant. here is the problem. when i boot from cd everything seems to
go right untill it says press enter to run xp, R to recover and F3 to quit or
something like that. whenever i press enter to continue i get a message
saying "SETUP DID NOT FIND ANY HARD DISK DRIVES INSTALLED IN YOUR COMPUTER"
but they are plugged in and i can here them running. what do i do please
help. oh and i have an OEM version if that helps
ms.public.windows.general.xp
Aug 26 '08 #4

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