i can't install winxp on my laptop

By mohammad83n ·
i'm sarry i can't write english very well but my laptop has win vista and i want to install winxp.but when i boot my pc by bootabel winxp cd, i see this message that "can't find any hard disk..."
please helpp me...
tanks for your helpping

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SATA Drive

by NormH3 In reply to i can't install winxp on ...

My guess is that your laptop has a SATA drive and the appropriate drivers are not available on your XP OS disk.

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BIOS Settings

by AruJammer In reply to SATA Drive

Try changing your harddrive settings in BIOS to IDE,

After you install XP, install the SATA drivers and change the BIOS back.

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The reason that there is no HDD being found by the Window Installer

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to i can't install winxp on ...

Is because you have a SATA HD.

Go to the Makers of your NB Web Site and see if they have a SATA Driver for your NB and XP.

If they do download the SATA XP Driver and use a product like nLite to make a Slipstreamed Install Disc of XP.

You can download the free version of nLite from here to use

And look here for the full instructions for the use of nLite. There are several different languages so maybe there is one in your Native Language to make your life easier


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