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Portege R500 - install Win XP - no hard disk detected
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Permlink Replies: 4 - Pages: 1 - Last Post: 07-Aug-2009 14:07 Last Post By: Ivan25
dune_x

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Registered: 24/07/09
Portege R500 - install Win XP - no hard disk detected
Posted: 24-Jul-2009 23:59
 
Hello,

I have just bought a new Toshiba Portege R500-12H notebook with Windows Vista, and I would like to format the hard disk and install Windows XP instead.

I have a Windows XP CD-ROM (the one from my former PC), I insert the disk and boot the notebook on the CD-ROM. Windows XP installation is loading, I get the screen asking me "push F3 to quit, Enter to install XP" (as usually).
But when I click "install", it is said that no hard disk has been detected, and I am asked if I have any additional drivers.

How is it possible that my 120go HD is not detected? Is it in a format that Windows XP doesn't know? Should I get a driver, how can I install it? Should I upgrade the bios?

Please help me ;)

Thanx for all,
webaib

Posts: 7
Registered: 05/07/09
Re: Portege R500 - install Win XP - no hard disk detected
Posted: 27-Jul-2009 20:15   in response to: dune_x in response to: dune_x
 
nLite + driver for SATA\RAID + google + two hands + 1 head and you almost done.
Andrej

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Registered: 20/12/04
Re: Portege R500 - install Win XP - no hard disk detected
Posted: 27-Jul-2009 21:12   in response to: dune_x in response to: dune_x
 
You are missing SATA driver.
Very good description how to prepare installations CD you can find HERE .

This Toshiba document could be useful for you:
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD9401AN0000R01.htm

If you have more questions please let us know.

Good luck!
slaw1978

Posts: 4
Registered: 06/08/09
Re: Portege R500 - install Win XP - no hard disk detected
Posted: 07-Aug-2009 13:58   in response to: Andrej in response to: Andrej
 
When I installed xp on these I had to go in to the BIOS setting and change the ACPI mode to Compatability
Ivan25

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Registered: 16/12/04
Re: Portege R500 - install Win XP - no hard disk detected
Posted: 07-Aug-2009 14:07   in response to: slaw1978 in response to: slaw1978
 
When I installed xp on these I had to go in to the BIOS setting and change the ACPI mode to Compatability
Yes but just if you want to install WXP without SATA driver.
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