Acer laptop does not detect hardrive disc

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ben - Jun 15, 2011 at 05:14 AM
bionik Posts 4233 Registration date Thursday August 19, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen August 3, 2016 - Jun 15, 2011 at 09:09 AM
Hello,

i'f cleaned out my Hitachi HTS541680J9S hardrive
that was windows vista and loaded windows xp home adition. when i started my computer it said that it does not detect my hardrive. My pc got a phoenixBios Setup. can some 1 hlp me plz.

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bionik Posts 4233 Registration date Thursday August 19, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen August 3, 2016
Jun 15, 2011 at 09:09 AM
Hi,

Think to change the configuration mode in your BIOS.

Follow these steps to do that:

On the Setup of your bios.
Choose the ATA instead of AHCI on the SATA configuration..
then now apply the changes. then insert your cd on the cd rom. make sure you have chosen the cd as your first boot device.

Read this FAQ for more informations:
http://ccm.net/faq/2667-moving-from-vista-to-xp

Good Luck!
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