XP Pro Upgrade Issues

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by DarkStar, Aug 24, 2006.

  1. DarkStar

    DarkStar OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Re: can't install XP

    What's up everyone... This is my first time here at the forum. I hope someone can help me. I'm having a problem installing Xp Pro on my computer. I am currently running XP Home but I would like to change it to XP Pro. I went through the whole steps of Booting from the CD but it will begin to load the proper files but I would get a message stating that the "no hard drive is installed on your system". I did a Hard Drive diagnostic and a Utility diagnostic and everything is running properly. I tried installing again but I keep getting the same message. I have searched your forum for the answer but I have run into a wall and I have run out of options. I really don't want to reformat my drive. This would be my last option. Can anyone help... Thanks
     
  2. kcnychief

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    Sounds to me as if Windows XP Pro doesn't have drivers included for your Hard Drive Controller. Is it a SATA drive, IDE, RAID?
     
  3. DarkStar

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    It's an Serial ATA Drive
     
  4. kcnychief

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    You should try loading drivers for your SATA controller onto a floppy drive, it is more than likely that XP can't see your hard drive because it doesn't have the drivers.

    What motherboard do you have?

    If you have a built PC, what is the Brand and Model number?
     
  5. DarkStar

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    I have a Dell XPS Gen 4 system, I don't know what motherboard it has.
     
  6. kcnychief

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    More than likely has a fancy SATA controller, might even be a SATA RAID controller.

    Do you know your Service Tag?
     
  7. DarkStar

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    It's HLMNV61... A friend told me that the Window XP Pro with SP2 didn't give him a problem and he has almost the same system from dell as I do and he installed the Xp Pro and removed the XP Home with no problem.
     
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  9. DarkStar

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    Thanks KC

    I'll try it...