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  1. Tanmay
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    Hey, guys; I really need help!!!!!!!!!!!
    It all started when Windows f***ed up. I dun need to explain; anyway, I made an NTFS Filesystem with GParted on Ubuntu. WHen I go to my Windows installer, it says "There are no drives found on your computer" D:
     
  2. Jiggah

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    Is it a sata drive? Do you need sata drivers?
     
  3. FAST6191

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    +1 to Jiggah although you might be able to dodge that one by going to the BIOS options and setting the drive to the other mode (I forget the name but it is essentially IDE emulation).

    Also RAID sometimes messes it up.
     
  4. Tanmay
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    It's not raid. I have no RAID drivers installed Please help [​IMG]
     
  5. FAST6191

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    First check the drive appears in the bios (if not check cables) and if you can check with something like gparted or a livecd linux distro (make it a modern one) as they are usually better than the xp install disc. If they fail to find the drives then start looking at hardware.

    Also RAID and sata are not the same thing:
    SATA is a type of drive interface. You may have also heard of IDE and SCSI which are two others (of many)
    RAID is when you use a couple of discs to either increase speed, reliability or both by distributing data across discs.

    Both are known to cause problems with windows XP install and both can be resolved by getting the appropriate drivers (you can either burn them into the install with something like nlite or when it gives you the option as the setup first runs (it will say something like press f8 to install third party drivers)).

    There is another workaround for sata though, if you go into the BIOS and somewhere in the options will be what method your sata drive appears to the computer as. Make it an IDE drive here until your drivers are installed at some point during the setup and you can now change it back (there might be some speed issues so make sure to change it back).

    Similar thread:
    http://www.techsupportforum.com/hardware-s...os-install.html
     
  6. steve-p

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    if it's a sata then good luck,
    XP is total shit about adding drivers.

    it only recognises floppies - who the fuck even has a floppy drive anymore!!!
    only microsoft would write a relativly modern o.s. that cant recognise optical or usb drives during boot!!!
     
  7. Jiggah

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    In what world do we consider an OS that's about 8 years old modern?
     
  8. Tanmay
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    :'| I DUNNO HOW TO REMOVE SATA!!! I HAVE SCSI!!! D: XD
    I was hoping someone would tell XD
     
  9. zidane_genome

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    your hard drive is either IDE (flat grey cable), or SATA (thing black cord)

    if it's SATA, then go into your BIOS and turn on legacy support

    if it's IDE, then boot into a linux distro, and completely wipe the drive... just delete ALL partitions... let the Windows installer make the partitions...

    if it still doesn't work at that point, your HD might be pooched
     
  10. steve-p

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    a world were the hardware has hardly changed in 20years.
    xp was released on cd, infact so was 98 - the last o.s. to get a floppy release was 95.

    if it was released on a cd then you'd expect it to be able to load stuff from one!
     
  11. Jiggah

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    Hardware hasn't changed? Now I know you're just flame baiting.

    Anyway, great on you for providing some actual help to the OP.