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win xp dont reconize my hd

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Toshiba Satellite A205-S4777 i try to install win xp on my computer but win xp dont reconigze my hd. i all ready format destroy partiton on the pc so i cant use it at all can some one help me? pls
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First of all, what are you using for an XP install cd - OEM (came with a different system), an original Microsoft XP cd or one you or someone else downloaded from the net?

Lastly, this system uses a SATA harddrive. Are you telling Windows this is a SATA drive during setup?

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