XP Re-Install No Hard Drive

Another issue with this system.

When I try to reinstall windows I get the following error.

I boot from cd no problem
It ask me to accept F8 no problem.
Next it does not show any drives to install on.  It says "Unknown Disk" "no disk in drives"

I have tried several hard drives.  Same problem.

Thanks everyone
WrightNetDesignsAsked:
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JeremySBrownConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Are you using SATA hard drive(s)? Try switching in the BIOS AHCI to IDE Mode and XP should see the hard drive.
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Kennyboy5IT Support AnalystCommented:
Get into the BIOS and see if it sees any hard drive. If not then you may have to open her up and check/reseat the cables to the drive. If that doesn't work you could take out the hard drive and put it in a usb dock and plug it into another computer to see if it gets recognized there. If THAT doesn't work then it may be pooched.

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WrightNetDesignsAuthor Commented:
System has Sata Drive.

JeremySBrown:
I will try the AHCI to IDE Mode

Jennyboy5:
Drive works in Hard Drive Dock Reader.
It is not recognized in Bios

Will try and let you guys know.

Thanks,
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kcoectCommented:
Also, make sure that if the machine has onboard RAID that RAID is turned off, otherwise you'll need to get the correct driver from the RAID manufacturer, put it on a floppy and connect a floppy to the machine (Press F6 upon bootup to load a different driver).
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WrightNetDesignsAuthor Commented:
Alright I was able to see drive and have started install.

Hopefully that is the last of the issues it throws at me.

Thanks,

James
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