old dell xp not recognizing harddrive

Discussion in 'Windows XP Help and Support' started by allen76693, Dec 25, 2012.

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    allen76693

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    Acquired old dell desltop with formatted HD, nothing but unalllocated partition. I have an old legal disk (home) that I attempted to install. It went into setup to opening windows stage and reported setup did not find any HD devices. Have no clue about powering on drive or if its properly comnected. Actually not a dummie, but been while since I used any windows OS
    Plus being 80 somewhat a challenge. Please advise and thanks
     
    allen76693, Dec 25, 2012
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