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I did the partitions by installing new Vista first. And when i tried to install Windows XP, it said the same 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

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Hi there,

You are having this issue since you did not disable sata in bios setting.During boot press del to enter setup and disable it there.After having done so,save and exit setup and reboot from xp installation cd.Follow the instructions step by step on link below:

https://ccm.net/faq/2370-downgrade-from-windows-vista-to-xp-hdd-s-ata-not-recognized

As mentioned you installed vista,seems you want dual boot,link below may be als useful to you for dual boot:

https://ccm.net/faq/2669-dual-boot-windows-xp-vista

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