Hard Disk Error in XP Installation

Disable SATA native support at BIOS and install the OS.

This has worked for me, hopefully will work 4 u too. 


You need a USB floppy disk to install drivers which XP boots. When you first “hit a key” and it goes onto the loading screen, watch the bottom and it will tell you to press F6 if you have extra drivers. 


If you don’t have a floppy drive in your computer (who does anymore), then you’ll need to use a process called slip-streaming to integrate the storage drivers into your XP installation CD.

It should go without saying that this is an advanced topic, so proceed with caution.

Creating a Custom XP Install

We can use a software called nLite to create a new XP install cd, so you’ll first need to download and install it. Once it starts up, you’ll be prompted for your Windows installation

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