Having problems with your Dell Dimension 9100 PC Desktop ?

Windows can't install because it says it can't find a hard drive. Setup indicated both HD's are there and working. Installing Windows 2000 from Disc. Changed boot sequence so Rom boots first. Windows loads but when asked to install, it can't find HD on machine!Two Hard drives on machine. Both visible in set up and on diagnostic test


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Check for sata drivers, if it is system is shipped with SATA hdd, need to install SATA Raid drivers during reinstallation .I believe that the dell system was originally shipped with Windows XP or Vista Operating system which has SATA drivers for SATA hdd. Since windows 2000 Operating system does not have SATA drivers hence unable to recognised hdd.
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