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X61s OS Installation Problem

2008-08-01, 19:48 PM
I am attempting to reinstall Windows XP on an X61s laptop, but I can't seem to get around a certain problem with Windows setup not detecting the hard drive. It returns that it can't find any hard disk drived installed on the laptop, even though both the BIOS and my Linux disc can both find the hard drive no problem. How can I go about reinstalling Windows?

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Re: X61s OS Installation Problem

2008-08-01, 20:37 PM

Tristanm, welcome to the forum,


you need to enter BIOS, (F1 at start), and change the S-ATA settings in the Config menu from AHCI to compatabilty mode and you will be able to install XP. The S-ATA driver can be installed afterwards which you can find on this site.


Happy installing



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