am trying to upgrade an xp machine to 8.1 and install says it can't find a hdd why not

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as it says i am trying to update an vista machine to w9.1 and the install program says it can't find a hdd and gives an option to provide a driver..

the real truth is the machine was a state surplus and the hdd had been wiped and w98 installed. so i guess there is no driver for the hdd.

what do i do to get this to work>

thanks
dave
 
Hello... It's asking for MB SATA chip AHCI driver.
1) dl it from website... OR
2) Put MB BIO's SATA controller into IDE mode (save&exit) and no driver needed.
3) You may need to delete all OLD partitions first... so use "Custom" install for "Drive Tools" to be available, with your install media.
 

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yes it does boot from the dvd and starts to load. asks for the key and then says it can't find any hdd. wants a driver for the hdd of which i have none
 

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ok will do that tomorrow as it is almost midnite now and tomorrow promises to be long.
watch tomorrow night and i will post here as to what i come op with
thanks for the help.
dave
 

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