XP doesn't know about SATA drives so it's a common question why XP doesn't see SATA hard drives. For laptops, please use the maker's restore media as I am thinking Windows XP installs have grown too hard on today's owners.
indows xp today on my dell mini 9 and i then decided i didnt want to continue so i stupidly switched the power off. Now the bios recognises the hard dive but xp says there is nothing there, no free space, nothing... and gparted dosn't see it either but the bios still does...
I switched it off at the point where there is a blue background and there is a sidebar on the left which lists all the parts of the install. (About here ... http://www.ianneubert.com/wp/wp-cont...xp-install.jpg ) - It said 39 minutes remaining
I have just run a live cd of both Linux and Bart pe and neither of these recognise the c: drive
Also at this stage of the xp install: http://www.theeldergeek.com/images/XP%20Pro%20Setup%20Graphic/FF.gif
In the box itsays :
7337 MB Disk 0 at Id 0 on bus 0 on atapi
< setup cannot access this disk >
If I press enter i get the bsod.
Any ideas? I really am panicking...