10-14-2011 12:01 PM - edited 10-14-2011 12:02 PM
I have X61 with Vista, and I'm trying to install new 320G HD with XP, so I swapped HDD, put unit in dock, got <Press any key to boot from CD>, got windows file loading, and after that I have message <hard drive can not be found>, not sure is it because of bad dock.
This situation happanes with old HDD with Vista too. in both cases I see that valid HDD0 description posted in BIOS.
I did basic troubleshooting, and see that I can play/control DVD drive on dock from Vista setup no problem. No any security set in BIOS. I'm going to try to use USB CD later today.
Appreciate you help.
10-14-2011 12:39 PM
The easiest way to install XP on that system is to set the SATA in BIOS to compatability mode from AHCI.
F1 at boot to enter BIOS > Config > SATA.
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