Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed

By 2qblade
Aug 9, 2007
  1. I have a Gateway MT6821 that came loaded with vista, I am trying to take vista off by way of formating the hard drive and loading XP. I boot to cd, xp loades set up drivers and enters setup. When I press enter to install fresh copy of xp it says that "Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer".

    when I hit F3 and let machine reboot it boots to vista.

    I have tried xp pro, xp home, xp student edition, and nothing works. It was sugested that I might be using an upgrade version of xp, that is why I tried all the above. they are oem.

    Any help would be appreciated...
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,188   +470

    You probably need to install the SATA/RAID drivers at F6.
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