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Family member dumped their PC on me and I couldn't figure out why the original drive wasn't working. Interesting that beginer and pro alike (I'm an IT consultant) have had problems with this, Dell could simply have made this the default as how many users actaully have a Redundant Zippy Doo !! mucho gracias! http://webwonder.net/xp-home/xp-home-ed-on-dell-inspiron-1505.php

What would we do without Google? THANK YOU! The problem is that setup then gets to a point and says something to the effect of “Setup can’t find a hard disk on your system”. This is a great guide for reinstalling XP on a Dell: http://www.djdenham.com/Install Procedures.htm Old Rich, Feb 3, 2007 #2 xptroubles Thread Starter Joined: Feb 3, 2007 Messages: 3 Thanks for

But yes, it was the SATA hard disk. Thank you for the tip about the Sata/pata switch. http:// Thank you so much for this info. I was wondering how I was going to do this with no access to a floppy drive.

I just bought a floppy drive and cables and disks and still no luck…why did i not find this post earlier! http:// same compliments as everyone else. 2 years ago, I reinstalled OS and had drivers (don't know where I got them). Here are the basic steps to accomplish this: 1. philipyip says: 24/07/2016 at 09:56 See also here: http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19986558 Michal (@luczamic) says: 23/07/2016 at 10:32 P.S You can delete 2 of those 3 same coments I put in :D.

The time now is 08:44 AM. http:// THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! tnx http:// Great! It gets difficult to manage questions in the comments section here.

http:// Like many others - tried the Dell drivers but no joy. You’re magican! Unfortunately, it doesn’t work for my. Reply Helen says: 16/06/2016 at 11:43 Thank you brilliant guide was trying to load windows 7 for ages without success on a dell xps laptop followed your guide and downloaded your

the system actually had a floppydrive installed, but no luck with either the dell or intel drivers. http:// Like many others here, you saved my day! Can I add a drive without reinstalling Windows? 2. All Rights Reserved Tom's Hardware Guide ™ Ad choices ERROR The requested URL could not be retrieved The following error was encountered while trying to retrieve the URL: Connection

So simple, yet so hard to find, thank you thank you thank you! this contact form I was losing my mind trying to figure this out… Dell site was NO HELP, but this worked like a charm for my Dimension 8400. The restoration process deletes all user data from the computer, so be sure to back up all of your files prior to starting this process. http:// Seriously… You don't even know how much time you've saved me.

The problem is the Windows setup program doesn't even get as far as to ask me to press F6. What are SATA Drivers? What could that mean? http://webwonder.net/xp-home/xp-home-is-a-cluttered-mess-reinstall.php You must load the drivers so Windows can recognise the storage controller and hence read/write to the hard drive(s).

you will get a screen like this: In a few other cases, the drive will be seen during installation however Windows will fail to configure at the last stage.This screen is But it, like the suggestion above, contemplates beginning an XP install. Thanks Kev http:// Thanks Dude, It helps a lot!!!

Thanks a million.

Ive got a dell dimension 1100 using windows xp home its very slow and the screen My Dell dimension 3100 XP Windows Media Player won't play certain dvd discs Windows XP http:// This worked a treat for my DELL 8400….. OliverGowland replied Mar 18, 2017 at 9:09 AM Batch file sayanb03 replied Mar 18, 2017 at 8:54 AM Portuguese characters not... You have my many many thanks!

http:// Wow, this saved me from countless hours of fruitless nonsense! Save settings and exit. In order to have SATA support in Windows you'll have to create a bootable Windows disc which includes the SATA drivers. Check This Out I have an xps 15 l521x if that helps.