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REVERTING FORM WINDOWS VISTA TO WINDOWS XP OS

by Felisita Aebo / September 14, 2008 4:02 PM PDT

My Laptop computer was pre-installed with Windows Vista Home Basic OS. Now when i try to change to Windows XP OS, the Computer does not recognise the HD, yet the same HD disk works very well. please help.
Felisita

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Things to check...
by Soul Raven / September 14, 2008 4:15 PM PDT

You want to ensure that everything is setup correctly in the BIOS. If the HDD is connected, functional, and simply not detected during setup you may need to install a driver for the device.

Http://windowsreinstall.com provides you with step by step instructions to perform a reinstallation of the Operating System. In your particular case I'd recommend you look at the walk through for "no hard drive detected" at: http://www.windowsreinstall.com/winxppro/nohdd/indexfullpage.htm

Thanks,
SoulRaven

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XP knows nothing about SATA drives.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 15, 2008 1:03 AM PDT

Type this into google.com

HOW TO INSTALL XP TO A SATA HARD DISK.

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Also
by Jimmy Greystone / September 15, 2008 1:08 AM PDT

Also, in addition to everything else said, have you verified that XP drivers exist for your computer's hardware? If they do, have you downloaded them yet? If they don't, you may as well just stop now, because you're not going to have much luck getting XP to work without the proper drivers.

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