Cannot install Windows XP

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eauvital
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- Sep 2, 2008 at 03:17 AM
 asique - Mar 25, 2009 at 02:49 AM
Hey there,
Well my problem is that I cannot install windows xp actually on my computer. When I launch the installation and when it comes to the phase when it will detect my hard drive it will tell me that it cant detect any hard drive and though I have checked all the connections and a friend tried the hard drive on his pc yet it wont work, any idea please?

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Sep 2, 2008 at 04:22 AM
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how can chage vista (sata HDD) xp installation pls explain me
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disable sata configuration 4m bios it will surely work
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If you have a SATA hard disk, check your bios. If the 'Hard disk' mode is given as 'SATA', change it to 'Compatibility Mode'. Let me know if this works
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The Bios setting of my Laptop is disable, how can i make it enable so that i can install windows xp. because my Laptop is preinstalled windos vista
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Hi Jino

I took the advice you pasted here about changing the BIOS setting. I changed my settings (on the DELL Inspiron 1525) from 'AHCI to SATA' and I was then able to install Win XP.

Thanks for your assistance.
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