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windows xp detects no hard disks!!

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well i was hit by a major virus a few days ago and it restarted my comp. when it restarted i could not see anything but my desktop background. it was getting full so i decided to wipe it clean by reinstalling my OP system now whenever i start my comp i get a screen that askes me to configure my raid, "it says it will remove all information on them" when i put it into a raid, i put it into raid 0. once i did that my drives were reading that they were back to full capacity. then i went to reinstall my OP system "which is the same disk that came with my dell 2 years ago" it loads up and then it gets to the screen that askes me if i want to install or repair it. of course i pick to install, "this is were i get the error" at the top of the screen it reads
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system does not detect any hard disks installed in your computer
or to that effect. it tells me to check all my connections. "there connected"
so now i dont know wut to do, if anybody could help me with this problem
may god bless you
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post #2 of 60
Have you tried ressetting your CMOS. Have you made sue that you have atleast 2 HDD'S capable of RAID and that there fully connected.
post #3 of 60
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how, NO, and yes
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post #4 of 60
Quote:
Originally Posted by death25
well i was hit by a major virus a few days ago and it restarted my comp. when it restarted i could not see anything but my desktop background. it was getting full so i decided to wipe it clean by reinstalling my OP system
By wiping it clean you mean you formatted the System partition? If trying to install Win on the contaminated partition without a format it would be quite difficult; it's a virused partition so win may have a tough time installing on it.
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post #5 of 60
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i put in a hard drive that has nothing on it and was never used and it said the same thing
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post #6 of 60
Reset CMOs - remove the battery on the mobo for around 10 seconds
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post #7 of 60
Have you, by any chance, pressed F6 and installed your RAID drivers before trying to install you OS?
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post #8 of 60
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drag- do i do this while it is on!?
skip- no i havent
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post #9 of 60
Get into BIOS. Look for the option "SATA Mode" or like. Make sure it is set to IDE, or just anything else than RAID.
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post #10 of 60
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my cmos was cleared, noe im going to try installing my op system
well i still cant install the op system, same message
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