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XP not detecting MY HDD but 7 trail and linux freeware

\015 I had a satellite pro M200.. vista eating lot of space on my HDD.. so installed a linux free ware on it.. now the issue is due to it.issue is that the data is not getting pulled up and drives are not opening up on linux .so i formatted it on DOS mode,,as no DATA On this drive.. its not getting detected on XP trail bootable but gets detected on 7 trail version CD and linux (ubantu)... what to do..my lappy down its a weak nowLaptop repair people say that SATA drivers need to be forced.then XP bootable will read the HDD,,,HELP MEEEEE(full HDD on lappy empty)\015

Answers :

Method 1 : Go to BIOS and set anything with SATA disable (usually find uns=der advance setting in IDE configuration setting).Save the setting.

Windows Xp will detect your hard drive now.

Method 2 : This days BIOS comes with only few thing to configure.if that's is the case.
Download SATA driver,here is the link

http://download.cnet.com/SATA-Driver-Intel-Ver-7-0-0-1020-zip/3000-2122_4-162224.html

you need one more software called "nlite" in order to integrate the SATA driver in Windows XP CD so that it recognize SATA drives.

Here is the link for nlite download

http://home.midmaine.com/~nlite/nlite/nLite-1.4.9.1.installer.exe

On how to intergrate SATA driver with windows XP 

Go to this page :

http://www.nliteos.com/guide/part1.html

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