SATA Drive not detected while installing XP

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bahurdeen - Jan 6, 2009 at 12:37 PM
 Dave - Mar 27, 2018 at 12:51 AM
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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This worked Great! thanks so much. My Emacines listed "sata" ratherthan "ata" but I made the change and Windows XP is loading. had messed with this several hours with no sucess untill I saw your post. Thanks again!!
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