no HD found when installing XP on an old formatted HD

Posted: 03-24-2005, 02:59 PM
I have a new PC with an old HD on that had 98 on it. i formated the drive and
told the PC to start wiht the XP CD. whn it starts step up it askes. if i
want to install, repair or quit. i choose either repair or install and it
says no hard disk can be found. i even tried install in 98 back on and it
worked fine.

please help. and if possible can you e-mail me espolop@aol.com.

Thanks
Ollie Parsley

no HD found when installing XP on an old formatted HD


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Colin Barnhorst
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Re: no HD found when installing XP on an old formatted HD
Posted: 03-24-2005, 03:33 PM
If you have reinstalled Win98 then boot into Win98 and at the desktop insert
the xp cd. When you get the splash screen select Other Tasks. Then select
Upgrade Advisor. View the resulting list of issues and resolve them. When
you are satisfied all is ready, run Install from the splash screen. It will
upgrade you from Win98 to XP. It is not a clean install because the files
and programs will remain, but it appears that the clean install was not
working for you.

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"Olliedude2k" <Olliedude2k@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I have a new PC with an old HD on that had 98 on it. i formated the drive
>and
> told the PC to start wiht the XP CD. whn it starts step up it askes. if i
> want to install, repair or quit. i choose either repair or install and it
> says no hard disk can be found. i even tried install in 98 back on and it
> worked fine.
>
> please help. and if possible can you e-mail me espolop@aol.com.
>
> Thanks
> Ollie Parsley

 
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