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Registered: ‎09-02-2010
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X61: Can not see HD while installing OS W'XP from dock

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Hi, all

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.




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Registered: ‎11-27-2007
Location: SK
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Re: X61: Can not see HD while installing OS W'XP from dock

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.


Happy installing



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