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HP Compaq 7300. Tried to load Windows XP but before installation cannot see HDD, yet in BIOS one can do HDD integrity check and akk ok. Where is the problem?


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You need to format first. If install cannot see drive, drive maybe faulty, or need an F6 driver SATA.\012
\012www.custompcblog.com/.../installing-windows-xp-sata-hard-drive \012
\012Check out link above.\012
\012If you cannot, format and "See" the drive, then it is most likely faulty. To test you must get a SATA/IDE USB Dongle, they are a few dollars. Connect uo the harddrive you have taken out of the laptop, and connect up via the USB poet, on another PC. IF it installs and shows up, then the problem may lay with your laptop, however, at this point, if you want, and drive is blank or you don't want anything on the drive, use Windows, and Format the drive, NTFS, now. Then take it back to laptop and try to reinstall. IF it STILL will not "See" the drive, then the laptop is definitely faulty. if it does, continue on and install Windows. Remember to set BIOS to Boot from DVD first. and set back, at finish of install.
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