er3bus Posted April 16, 2009 Share Posted April 16, 2009 Hey all, 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. -Chris Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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