Unable to detect HDD while installing OS

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Rekir - Apr 25, 2012 at 12:05 AM
jack4rall Posts 6428 Registration date Sunday June 6, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen July 16, 2020 - Apr 25, 2012 at 12:47 AM
Hello,
Acer 5920 Series - ZD1 --> HDD gets detected in bios + other devices and is fumctional but, when i boot from the XP installation disk, post moving ahead and just prior to the HDD size screen i get the following message:
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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Please help me install XP or any OS on this HDD 160gb Hitachi....someone please provide a step-by-step solution to resolve the issue. Thanks!

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jack4rall Posts 6428 Registration date Sunday June 6, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen July 16, 2020
Apr 25, 2012 at 12:47 AM
Hello,

Try this 1

First check if you can find the option regarding the the SATA mode.

Go to BIOS and change the SATA mode to IDE/Compatible Mode. But the

performance decreases.

Good Luck
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