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I tried to install windows xp, and I reformatted and installed it. Then when it goes to boot up theres a blue screen with a STOP message in white letters. So I tried windows 2000 to make sure it wasnt the cd and then now it says, setup did not find any hard disk drives installed on your computer. All the cables are in nice and secure and it is a sata Hard drive. Any ideas, Please help I need to get this fixed. thanks
 

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do you need to install drivers for your hd?
 

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What do you mean drivers? I had windows xp on the comp yesterday, I just wanted to clear everything off the hard drive
 

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well yeha you cleared everything now you need to rienstall the hdd drivers when you install windows

How do I do that?? Im really not that good at this so please bear with me
 

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i dont think u can install the drivers until u actually get into windows... so i think u need to see if your bios is recognizing that u have the hard drive...
 

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well some hd's need to have drivers installed during the windows installation process. When you first begin you'll see a deal that says press F6 to install 3rd party drivers... press F6 and put your driver disc in and you're good to go.
 

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i dont think u can install the drivers until u actually get into windows... so i think u need to see if your bios is recognizing that u have the hard drive...

well it depends. some hd/raid arrays need drivers installed before you install windows... u do the F6 thing.

and sometimes the problem is that something is set wrong in the bios. I had a problem like this w/ my Dell. I reformated and went to reinstall windows but windows couldn't recognize my hd. I had to change a setting in the bios... even though it worked before w/ the original settings Dell must have installed some driver to get windows to find my hd... and since Dell didn't give me the driver I had to improvise.
 

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to get in the bios press delete or f8 repeatedly, depending on your motherboard, until you get in the bios.
 

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Originally Posted by XxXSpitfireXxX
to get in the bios press delete or f8 repeatedly, depending on your motherboard, until you get in the bios.
press delete for Asus boards
 

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I know how to get into the bios I just dont know how to find out if it pick up the hard drive
 

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look through all the features and see if u recognize your hard drive anywhere... i cant think of the name of the exact location for it but u can find it just by browsing through your bios...
 

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yeah i found it it said order to boot hard drives or something like that, then it sais SATA then SCSI
 

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no what should I do (besides holding myself down from putting my fist throught the comp)
 

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well if it's a SATA hd make sure it searches for a SATA hd first. Also, there is probably an option to turn on and off each SATA port independtly... so make sure the specific port your hd is plugged into is turned on.
 
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