Hi can anyone help with regard to formatting my xp home. On boot up from cd rom I am told no hard drives are detected! so it cannot either do a repair or a new install and i have to quit. Is there a solution to this. I have Sata hard drives installed. Thanks.
hi all thanks for your replies.All I want to do is format my computer, yes it does boot ok without cd. On booting from cd Im told no hard drives are detected and therefore cannot continue. Bios is set to boot from optical drive first. I do have SATA drives installed.
yes I do have some floppys for the Sata drives,forgot about them. My original XP Home disk is only SP1 even though the computer has been upgraded to SP3. This could be the answer, thanks 'canarieslover'. I'll let you know how I get on.