didnot find HD Drivers

By DJSOL ยท 5 replies
Oct 18, 2006
  1. I got this error when i tried to install winXP
    "Setup didnot find any Harddisk drivers installed in your computer"
    how do i solve this problem
    I have FUJITSU SIEMENS laptop Centrino DUO
  2. alidabiri

    alidabiri TS Rookie Posts: 441

    can you get into bios by pressing f10, esc, del or f2 at boot time? does the hard disk show up in bios?
  3. DJSOL

    DJSOL TS Rookie Topic Starter

    HDD Drivesnot installed

    When I press f2 yes I got bios setup and have HDD
    This is the problem
    The HDD is working properly it stores data but when I want to change the OS there is a problem by the way when I tried by XP Home Edition SP2 it works but this is not what I want I want to install XP other Edition like XP2006 pro. When I do this there is an error
  4. alidabiri

    alidabiri TS Rookie Posts: 441

    what exactly is the error? let me get this right. you have xp-home, and you want to install xp-pro? right?
  5. DJSOL

    DJSOL TS Rookie Topic Starter

    HDD Drives not Install

    Dear julio
    YES you are right I have home Edition But it is not in English edition that why I want to format and install XP pro sp2.
    OK this is the ERROR
    "Setup did not find anyHDDdrives installed in your computer. Make sure any HDD drives are powered on and properly connected to your computer,and that any disk related hardware configation is correct.This may involve running a manufacture supplied diagnostic or setup program.
    press F3 to quit"
    this is the Error
    Is it clear Julio?
  6. alidabiri

    alidabiri TS Rookie Posts: 441

    ok, do this:
    get a win98 boot disk from www.bootdisk.com
    start the pc with 98 boot disk and choose cd-rom support
    do an fdisk command
    delete any partition on the hdd
    create partition
    format the hdd
    start pc again with 98 disk in and cd-rom support
    put xp disk in
    navigate to I386 directory on the cd
    run winnt.exe to start xp install process.
    or just stop after the format and insert the xp cd to install xp.
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