ibm thinkpad r61 cannot find hdd to format

Hi i have a new ibm thinkpad.  it has vista on it.  i am trying to format it and put xp on.  when i boot off the disk it cannot find the hdd.  it may need sata drivers or something?  i cant seem to find them on the website?  can anyone help please.

the model is IBM lenovo thinkpad R61 8943-A21
HDD model is HITACHI HTS541616J9SA00

thankyou
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PUNKYCommented:
You will need the sata controller driver for system board, not the drive.
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PUNKYCommented:
Upon installation, press F6 to install driver so installation will pick up the drive.
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rick81Author Commented:
it says that page has moved.  is there another link or something
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rick81Author Commented:
i thought the sata drivers werent .exe.  thought i put on a floppy disc and usd when booting from xp disc?  what do i do
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rick81Author Commented:
ive extracted it.  looks like the files im after.  thankyou
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zilbiCommented:
hi,
go the same problem with the same R61.
i downloaded and extracted all the driver files to my flash USB disk.

when i press the F6 key it later says that i should press the 'S' key specify where the driver is.
however, windows will not let me browse to my USB disk. it says that it could not find a floppy disk drive - which i do not have.
any ideas?
(windows does suggest to install on my USB drive????)
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