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Install Setup Did Not Find Any Hard Disk Drives


Well i used the windows 7 when it was on beta, now that i am trying to install my other version windows xp pro. It show that, "setup did not find any hard disk drives"†

I search everywhere but all the things i did was useless, i need help serious. How am i going to install the windows version if that happen. When i have the windows 7 and try to install the windows pro version, it†says you cannot install because you have the new version, some thing like that.

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