I was cleaning a computer the other day to return to the company, and I had to reinstall winXP on it, because we're running exchange server, and basic protocol and stuff like that, anywhoo, company says it has to be WinXP Pro. So I had Win7 on it, and I really needed to do a clean install so I could just hand it back in with WinXP Pro, but I ran into a bit of a problem, my hard drive isn't being recognized by the XP install disc.... So I thought maybe it was the filesystem, and I bascially cleaned it all, started over with just one huge NTFS partition, still nothing from XP's install disc. So I have my Win7 beta install disc and decided to try it just in case, it worked like a charm.
Does anyone have any idea of anything I can do to fix this thing? I'm almost to the point of googling some symbolic dances I could do that might get the attention of the god of technology :P
One piece of information that may or may not be important is that this is a laptop, and it had a bunch of Lenovo driver stuff on the XP install originally. but I have installed Windows XP before, with the same disc, and had a successful install.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.