Just purchased Philips X56 laptop supplied with MCE which I thought would join a domain - it won't! Therefore want to install XP Pro. On other machines I have been able to boot to CD and install the new o/s, however while the laptop will boot from the CD it can't see the hard disk to load the new o/s to. I suspect (but don't know) that it has something to do with the pre-installed "Soft Thinks" recovery software which is stored in a separate partition - or at least the way the recovery software is set up on the laptop's one hard disk.
The only other issue may be that the supplied hard drive is SATA and this may be an issue but as you will gather this is way above my competencies.
I need to get the XP install to "see" the hard drive please...
All suggestions welcome... answers as to a small child please!