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No hard drive...?


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Clinetyme

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:) Im trying to format a friends laptop, when i run his XP cd it all goes good till i have to choose the drive to format....it says that there is no hard drive, i ran a check to see if there were some bad sectors but there isnt. Hes running Vista on the laptop and hates it, so he bought XP....ive formatted many times before but ive never ran into this problem. Its a newer Gateway laptop w/ dual-core. Any advice would be great...thx in advance.
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Needs a specific driver that you either install via a USB floppy or by integrating into a new XP CD. See if the F6 driver is available from Gateway.
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I solved the problem...i put on a fresh copy of Vista Ultimate, i did a little researching and made it the way that i want it, all tho i did find drivers for the SATA to run xp. The laptop i was workin on is a buddy's, so i didnt wanna use it as a "guinie pig" so i tried the drivers on my laptop (there both Gateways), and w/ out any issues i put a fresh copy of XP on my laptop....even tho it took 11 hrs for the format to even begin, nun-the-less....clean install. Thanks again for your inputs
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