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    Morning All,

    Well for the life of me I canít think how I got round this before... but anyway

    Have a Fujitsu Amilo Pro old laptop I know but we just going to whack an image on there so there useable. Anyhow it has windows on the hard drive, but its an old DT build but it works but I want to do a fresh image... so i tried with a windows xp disc and it gets to the stage after you have pressed Enter on the first screen saying it cannot find any hard drives attatched but there is one attatched.

    Anyhow so I think well that wont work Iíll try an image that we have on our server (Net-Runna) we use, but no that crashes I am assuming thatís because that cannot find a hard drive neither.

    Anyone know how to get round this... as I donít have a restore CD for those machines.

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    you will need the hard disk controller driveri imagine, which you can load by pressing f6 at the beginning of windows setup

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    Boot it up in windows if you can, then find the chipset/SATA controller model no and head over to intel and get their driver package for windows setup. Had exactly the same prob with an amilo pro 2060

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    So just to clarify, i have to download this

    Device Driver - Intel 82801FBM SATA AHCI Controller - AMILO Pro V2060

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    Hard Disk

    Have also checked that the physical disk is OK and connected up we have had odd laptops where the connector is half out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imiddleton25 View Post
    Have also checked that the physical disk is OK and connected up we have had odd laptops where the connector is half out.
    Yh but it has an OS on the hard drive and that boots fine.. i would keep that on there but they actually do need re-formatting as there is lots of c**p on there.



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    I have my own disk who's contents I can email.


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    Also look in the bios to see if there is a setting for the sata controller to emulate another mode.

    This will make it appear as a PATA drive to the windows installer.

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