Sata Hard Drive and Windows Xp HELP!

By amcb
Aug 12, 2007
  1. I just bought a laptop with Vista on it, and I hate it. I have a XP disk, but it doesn't seem to want to read my hard drive. I bought a new one to see if that would help, but it still wont read it. It's a Sony Vaio vgn-fz140e. First I tried to partition the hard drive it came with, and I did, but it just wouldn't detect it. Then I bought a new one but still the same problem. But when I plug in my external usb hard drive it will detect it, it just wont install onto there..... I really want XP, would prefer both, but rather XP than Vista. And I don't want to pay anyone to do it fore me. Any suggestions

  2. Halos

    Halos TS Rookie Posts: 27

    What version of XP is the disc that you're using? I recently tried installing a SATA hard drive with an XP pre-SP1 disc and had some serious problems with it. If this is the case shoot me a PM and I can discuss with you the things I went through to get it working.
  3. amcb

    amcb TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It's Windows Xp Home Edition Version 2002.
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