Installing Windows XP pro after a crash RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi there,

    I need some advise on the following:

    I have a Dell Dimension 9100 with Phoenix ROM Bios Plus Version 1.10 A01
    Due to virus hit I am in the process of reinstalling WXP-Pro. The pc bootup from the CD
    and goes thru the initiall setup. I get the setup's message:

    To setup Windows XP now press ENTER

    and I get the following error message:

    Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer

    The old drive is a SATA Segate
    The following information was retrived from tghe system bios

    Controller = Serial ATA
    Port = SATA-0
    Drive ID = ST3160023AS
    Capacity is = 160 GB
    Bios = This drive is controlled by the system bios
    link speed = 1.56 gbs

    Aany if of what can be causing this?
    Wednesday, September 17, 2008 6:22 PM