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I'm trying to go from Windows Vista to XP on a Toshiba Satellite A205-S5804.  When I try to install Windows XP on the Toshiba Satellite A205-S5804, I get the message "There is no hard drive available".  I tried to go in CMOS to change from SATA to IDE, but there was no option to do that on this particular model. Has anyone had this problem?  If so, please shed some light on what to do.  Thanks a million in advance.
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This question is getting asked way too often right now lol easy points
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just to note in your BIOS (cmos) its not change from SATA to ide but turn off ACHI
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I'm going to try your suggestions when I get back to the office.  I'm still new so bare with me.  By the way, thanks a million for correcting me with the proper terms.

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Any update
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I'm trying to find the driver for the hard drive so that I can add it to the nlite installation.  Any ideas?  I used to be the smart one of the computer bunch....now I feel like my team used to feel.  Again, thanks for help
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go here

http://www.au-ja.org/files-intelchipset.phtml

get the intel matrix storgae manager, extract the exe files to a tem,mp directory and they are what you need to add to the slipstream
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thanks a million.  i will do this by 11:00 est.
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No problem ill be in the pub by then as it will be 8pm on a friday haha
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i'm back in now...getting ready to try this right.  again, i truly do appreciate the help.
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no problem im here for about another 2 hours then off for the weekend
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iata82_cd.exe - 22,1 MByte
this is the file i downloaded.  this is an executible file.  when i click on it, it is framework installion and tells me that this system does not meet the mimimum requirements.  
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this might be the same one i cant download it form here right now let me know if its better

http://drivers.softpedia.com/progDownload/Intel-Chipset-software-Installation-Utility-Download-24568.html
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I have uploaded the extracted files you need here
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OK - that did allow me to extract the files.  I'm getting ready to package it right now.
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excellent news
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i'm getting ready to burn and test it....THANK YOU SO MUCH
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I am so delighted....thanks a million.  I'm rockin and rolling now.
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