SATA Drive not detected while installing XP [Solved/Closed]

bahurdeen - Jan 6, 2009 at 12:37 PM - Latest reply:  Andrew
- Jan 10, 2013 at 03:39 PM
Hello,
As of now I have windows vista OS. if I tried to install windows xp I am getting following error.
Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer.

Make sure any hard disk drives are powered on and properly connected to your computer, and that any disk-related hardware configuration is correct. This may involve running a manufacturer - supplied diagnostic or setup program.

Setup cannot continue. To quit Setup, press F3

pls advice what I should do?
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Check your bios, make sure your sata controller is set to ATA, not AHCI. Otherwise the computer wont see the drive when trying to install XP in some cases.
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Thank you sysco, it worked and now I can install XP setup can see the drive. A lifesaver!
Thanks, Problem solved!!! Emac 250, Windows Vista works!
Thanks dude you are rocking :)
Thanks , Problem solved....................
Amazing! Worked like a charm! Thanks very much!
Amit Marwah - Nov 28, 2009 at 01:27 AM
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While booting press F10
then a new dos type of window(blue color) will open
select the "SYSTEM CONFIGURATION" command
then "DISABLE" the "SATA NATIVE SUPPORT"
then again press F10 to save your changes
I am sure for the Laptop guys this will surely work
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Hello jb.don't worry I had that pb too...
The first time I went to setup BIOS and boot sequenc and disable sata hdd and it work...

The second tim when I got that pb I was oblige to get a software nam nlite it free fo download an go to
http://www.softwarepatch.com/utilities/via-sata.html ad download sata drivers....
UsenLite to create a custom Windows XP installer (note that you need .NET Framework 2.0 available from Microsoft download site before running the nLite). Next, from nLite application, browse to the Windows XP CD installer and follow nlite...
Hoe it will be helpfull
Good Luck
THnx a tonn dear!

I have been strugging a lot with this issue...

once again thnx a lot ....
wow.. thanks man.. it just worked on my laptop... :D
shashank > krypt - Nov 28, 2009 at 12:27 AM
my hard disk is not showing when I restart
anuj 2 Posts Wednesday September 23, 2009Registration date September 24, 2009 Last seen - Sep 24, 2009 at 04:02 AM
Hey

I am facing the same error.
In fact I have windows vista os which crashed down few days back and fortunately I was able to take a backup for my files using ubuntu. But now I was trying to reinstall windows vista which unfortunately didn't happened and when I tried to install windows xp, I got the same message as jb did:
Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer.

Make sure any hard disk drives are powered on and properly connected to your computer, and that any disk-related hardware configuration is correct. This may involve running a manufacturer - supplied diagnostic or setup program.

Setup cannot continue. To quit Setup, press F3

Plase let me know step by step if possible how to boot my computer as I don't know how to check for SATA hard drive (enabled/disabled)in BIOS as windows vista is not showing any such sort of option. Your assistance will be of great help to me. Thanks.

Anuj
Thanks
It works
grate help for me
thanks again.
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u need to disable the sata native support in the bios and the install it
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you will check first bios ide and sata option availabale you select ide your problem is solved
Thank you so much this worked for me.. been trying for hours.
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the disabling sata factor was so effective.. thanks man!
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Hi man , I had the same problem and to fix it go to BIOS and disable the SATA and it will work properly
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LEGENDS!
You guys are awesome. Disabled SATA in the bios. Problem solved!
Louis
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Well I can see my Hard Disk in BIOS as well as XP but I cannot access it in MY Computer.
You Can Change Your BIOS setting no1)-hard disk type SATA to Change IDE And Tell me about
1CrazyEngineer - Jun 4, 2010 at 05:46 PM
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Issues with SATA Drives can also arise with older version of WIN XP which had some inherent flaws in communicating with some BIOS features including that of Phoenix BIOS. Try an XP SP2 CD.
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HI DEAR ,
PLEASE MENTIONED CLEARLY UR LAPTOP MODEL NO ,COMPANY,AND SERIAL NO
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REALLY MAN YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME.....AND OFCOURSE GOOGLE .........AS WELL