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    Hi ppl,

    I'v got a HP Compaq nx7300 laptop and the xp build has died on it.
    Rather than use the recovery option I want to format the whole thing and reload xp completely in case its a virus, but for some reasons when i put the xp disc in, it tells me it can't find a hard drive, but if i put partition magic in, it finds it no problems, any ideas, i really need to start from fresh with this thing, its driving me nuts

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    You'll most likely need to load a SATA driver upon starting XP Setup. XP will then have the information it needs to see the hard disk.

    I would check out HP's website for SATA drivers for your model.

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    There may also be an option in the BIOS to run the SATA controller using 'Legacy' mode

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    Quote Originally Posted by m1ddy View Post
    There may also be an option in the BIOS to run the SATA controller using 'Legacy' mode
    nice one mate, you just saved my sanity, thats worked straight away.

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