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I read your post twice and couldn't find the make and model number but the issue with XP is no SATA SUPPORT. Another issue is that I now insist on the XP SP2 CD. I will no long try to install XP unless I have a real XP SP2 CD. Been burned too many times to try that again.
I have a dual hdd toshiba laptop that came pre-installed with Vista on the primary hdd. I wanted to run a dual boot system having Vista on one hard drive and XP on the other, since there are a few programs I still want to run which don't run on Vista.
My problem started when I was foolishly convinced to install Ubuntu on my other hdd instead of XP, and so I did, and I hated it.
So then I wanted to delete it and just stick to what I was gonna do originally, however Ubuntu wrote over the MBR and I was told that if I just go in and delete it, I'll have problems trying to boot up my system.
I used a program called BootIt Ng which let me go in and delete all the ubuntu stuff on the 2nd hdd and set the standard MBR back to windows.
So this is where I am right now. I have my original Vista pre-installed on my primary hdd, and an empty 2nd hdd on which I want to install XP. However when I boot from the XP CD it sais that it can't find any hard-drives on my system.
Did I mess something up with the BootIt Ng program? I know you can't install XP over Vista, but why cant it find my 2nd hdd.
When I boot up Vista it recognizes the 2nd hdd and I've formated it to NTSB.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.