error message:set up did not find any harddrives installed in your system

By putersontheside
Nov 30, 2006
  1. need help! got a customers dell dimension 8400 3.0 ghz 1 gig ram and a seagate 160 gig sata drive bios wont recognize the drive, try to install win xp pro to drive someone please help !!!!!!! this is a nightmare:(
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    You need to insert the sata driver disk at the beginning of the windows install process by pressing F6 for 3rd party scsi or raid driver!!!!

    This is a very common problem and nice and easy to fix!!!!:)
  3. putersontheside

    putersontheside TS Rookie Topic Starter

    where can i get a sata driver disk? im new to this still in school learning as i go!
  4. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    It should be on either a floppy or a cd that should have been supplied with the pc!!

    If you don't have either of those then a visit to the dell website is your best option!!!!
  5. putersontheside

    putersontheside TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanxs for the info ill try and post the results wish me luck!!!!!
  6. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Ok, good luck!!!!:)
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