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Non detection of hard disk in dell laptop while installation of win xp sp2

\015 \015\012I hve purchased new dell laptop with dos.\015\012When i m trying to install win xp Sp2 or Win 2003 Server ,it shows the error hard disk cannot b dected.\015\012But i can install Win Vista easily.There is an ESIA Partition of 30 MB in my HDD which cannot b deleted ,it is fat 16 partition.\015\012How can i install win XP SP 2 on my laptop ??\015\012Plz Hlp me out, bcoz i could not keep vista in my pc as it is a triyal version and valid for 30 days only.\015

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There is a simple solution to ur problem.
\015\012When starting laptop go into bios setup and there find the option "hard disk sata=enable or disable".
\015\012Disable it and run setup it will definitely detect the hard disk.
\015\012Any query mail me [email protected]
The problem is your laptop uses a sata hard drive and xp does not have sata driver inbuilt so cannot cannot detect the sata drive. see here for more info http://www.trickspedia.com/tips/how-to-install-windows-xp-on-a-sata-hdd-laptop-without-floppy-drive/
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