Didn’t Set Up Windows XP

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I see My Hard disk on BIOS, but When I insert Windows XP CD to boot. After hardware configuration, an error message occurs. "There is no Hard Drive. PRESS F3 to restart".

How can I solve this problem?

 

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Answered By 0 points N/A #89538

Didn’t Set Up Windows XP

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You are experiencing a hard disk with a bad sectors. This will unable you to reformat your PC this time because the hard disk is broken.

Solution 1:
 
Bring it to a repair shop and ask the expert if there is a way to get the files and fix the disk itself.
 
Solution 2:
 
If your hard disk is still part of the warranty program, then you should have it replaced other wise you can replace the hard disk with a different and a much newer one. If you have files in the hard disk then there is no way to backup your files.
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Didn’t Set Up Windows XP

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Hello,

To install Windows XP, you must check if your hard disk drives are connected properly, to your motherboard or may be the CD installer of your Windows XP is not functioning at all. Make sure the reinstall CD is in the Drive and you must enter the reinstall XP.
 
Make sure that the hard drive can detect or there is licensing agreement to the CD installer and check the BIOS of your motherboard if it can be recognized. When this happens, the problem of SATA/RAID try this to fix that problem. Change the SATA mode; just select the IDE in BIOS to Integrated Peripherals for the Configuration of the SATA device.
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Didn’t Set Up Windows XP

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This problem is with the proper detection of the hard drive which applies to both the standard IDE or SATA internal hard drive and optical drive. If you want to install an operating system like Windows XP, your hard drive must be properly detected and configured.

Hard drive jumper setting
Hard drive jumper setting

If you see your hard drive in the BIOS but it disappears when booting from the CD, check the hard drive’s jumper settings. For you to install an operating system on the hard drive, the hard drive itself must be set to “Master”. This setting is enabled using the jumper which you can find next to the ribbon cable or data cable at the back of the hard drive.

The operating system will install even if the hard drive is configured as Secondary Master because it is still in the Master setting but it will never install on a Slave drive. To set your hard drive as Master, turn off your CPU then open the CPU case. Remove all the cables at the back of the hard drive then see if the jumper is set to “Master”.

Refer to the proper pin configuration printed on top of the hard drive. If the jumper is incorrect, remove the jumper and transfer it to the “Master” pin setting. When you are finished, connect all the cables back and try detecting the hard drive again.

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