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Laptop sata hard drive does not get picked up when installing XP "no disk detected setup can not continue" works ok when i put same hard drive onto desktop PC - builds ok any ideas?


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Yes look in your bios configuration you have a option caled
"sata mode" set it to "ide mode"
Did you ensure that the SATA cable is connected ok from the HD to the motherboard, on the appropriate sockets?
If it's ok, try looking at the bios configuration
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