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SATA Hard Drive not recognized by Windows XP

by educationplanet / November 11, 2007 4:20 AM PST

Problem:
On my Lenovo T60 Laptop I had SafeGuard Easy installed. I lost my password and then I had to reformat hard drive using Ultimate Boot CD(UBCD). And then I tried to install Windows XP Professional. I'm having a problem getting Windows XP to detect my installed Hard Drive.
- The hard disk drive shows up in BIOS. This is 60 GB drive.
The make is HITACHI.
- But when I want to install windows, it says my hard drive (SATA) is
not found.
- So I found out that I need to press F6 at the start, to load my Sata
hard drive drivers from a disk. My Windows XP CD has no drivers to
control the SATA hard drive.
- I reformatted SATA drive by attaching it to another laptop using a
USB connector and then also tried to install Win XP, but Xp could
not recognize the drive.

IMPORTANT: Now when I try to boot the laptop using UBCD and go to Hard Disk Tool, it is not able to find the hard disk.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks.

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That's proper. XP doesn't know SATA
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 11, 2007 4:32 AM PST
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or you can check this
by crazythaikat / November 15, 2007 12:28 AM PST

in the bios, see if there is a setting for the hard drive to be configured as raid or not. either way, the setting should be set for non raid (its something to this extent and will be different on each manf pc).

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here, check this
by crazythaikat / November 15, 2007 12:33 AM PST
In reply to: or you can check this
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or this
by crazythaikat / November 15, 2007 1:01 AM PST
In reply to: here, check this
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