HDD not seen

By xxenon
Nov 25, 2009
  1. I'm trying to re-install XP Home oem (SP3) on a sata drive in a Dell Dimension XPSGen3. The error message "Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed"... stops the installation. If I try to run Recovery Console, same error message.

    I've slipstreamed the Intel sata drivers for the ICH6R controller onto the cd, no luck. Tried F6 and installing from a floppy, same thing.

    Curiously, if I boot to the hard drive, xp loads and runs, both sata drives are accessible. But when booting from the cd it just doesn't see any drives.

  2. dipo003

    dipo003 TS Enthusiast Posts: 37

    are u sure you are on ICH6R? If you are unsure you can check the motherboard for the sata controller chip name. If it's not you should probably download a copy of the driver and use it on floppy @ F6. slipstreaming sometimes fail. I advise u try another cd
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