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Xp or windows 2003 install problem on SATA drive


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dere

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Hello, I have Samsung SP2004C hard drive. The machine is HP pavilion a1640n with xp media center. I didn't like to media center decided to load my own xp professional or windows 2003 server. Every time I tried loading the operating system, it doesn't detect the hard drive. My bios detects the drive and SATA is enabled in bios. I even formatted the hardrive completely with window 98 bood disk. I have spent over 7 days trying to figure out to solve this issue. I know it is a driver issue but I couldn't find the driver anywhere and how to install it too. Any help will be appreciated.
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look in the bios and set the sata drive as IDE...windows should go right on then
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Hello Happyrck,
You are smart. Thank you so much! I did what you suggested and it fixed the problem. Serveral attempts to HP didn't have a clue I am glad I posted here.
Thank you again!
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your welcome... :)
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