View Full Version : Clean Install Problems

22-07-2004, 07:16 PM
I have everything ready and it is all go but XP in the set-up cannot detect
a HD and fails it. I have not altered or touched the HD and it obviously works when I quit and restart.
What now?
I also read that XP has problems detecting whether a bios is ACPI capable and must be entered on start-up with CD. As I only found that on one site I ignored it but now if it cannot find my HD I am wondering about that.

23-07-2004, 07:56 AM
try setting the bios to 'defaults' and make sure you have hdd set to 'auto'

23-07-2004, 09:12 AM
It may be that your HDD is SATA or SCSI??

Which means you need to put the drivers for the controller chip onto a floppy disc and when you boot off the WinXP CD you have to press F6 at the start to tell it you have one of those HDD's.