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Unable to install windows on Dell Precision 650 (Primary HDD not found)

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I have a Dell Precision 650 that I'm trying to load Windows on but can't.

Every time i start up this machine with a XP load disk in it gives me the error 'Primary hard disk drive 0/1 not found'. In the boot sequencei it shows HDD and CD-ROM as not installed. The HDD show up as unknown devices.

I believe I need some sort of boot disk for the SCSI HDD's? Below are the bios settings that i think might be notable:


In the BIOS
-under Primary Drive 0 and Primary Drive 1 it says 'unknown device'
-under Boot Sequence it shows 'HDD not installed' and 'CD-ROM not installed'
-under 'Integrated Devices (LegacySelect Options)' i have the option to turn SCSI Controller on/off
-There is also an 'OS Install Mode' with on/off settings


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