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No hardware found when downgrading from vista to xp

\015 Good day all, thanks in advance for helping me put,because vista really sucks..sorry if i am being rude.\015\012\015\012Problem: \015\012I am trying to downgrade from vista to XP, and as usual I was follwing the same routines,insert xp cd,restart,boot from cd,let windows setup load the files,but then i had a prompt ''No hard drive found''..something like that,so I cannot proceed with installation.\015\012\015\012Objective: I want to format my laptop,hp530, format vista,and install a fresh new xp windows, and enjoy the beautiful work of XP.\015\012\015\012Help: From you guys...lol\015\012\015\012Thanks loads\015\012\015\012Senvy\015

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If your laptop is very new then most likely it has a SATA hard drive (you can check the specs.)
During the Windows XP install it cannot find a hard drive?
The reason why Windows install does not work is because Windows XP does not have a SATA driver support and therefore cannot find the hard disk.
THE FIX FOR THIS PROBLEM.
Go into your BIOS and turn off Native SATA support or set it to IDE controller (this setting depends on the type of BIOS). Save the setting and reboot and you will be able to install Windows XP.
First of all you might want to check the laptop manufacturers website to ensure that it can be down graded. after this and if it can be downgraded you might want to download the thrid party sata/scsi drivers from you hard drive manufacturers website so they can be used during set up. if all this fails perhaps using thrid party slip stream software like NLite to copy all the set up files ready for install. hope this helps.
let me know if it doesnt.
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