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  • Dear Forum,

    My Dell XPS M1530 laptop came with Vista installed, which hard drive (ATA device) I had to reformat because of a nasty virus. I decided for a dual boot with XP.  Here are the steps I took: I installed Vista again and - using the Disk Management - I shrank Vista's C:/-drive partition [Healthy(System, Boot, Page File, Active, Crush Dump, Primary partition)] to 29GB and created a 119GB New Volume D:/-partition [Healthy(Primary partition)] to accommodate XP plus data files.  Both Simple, Basic, NTFS. There is also a mysterious third 86MB-partition [Healthy(EISA Configuration)]. Here is the problem : when wanting to install XP and pressing "ENTER" to install the program, I get an error message "Startup did not find any hard drive drivers installed in your computer". 
    Please help and advise. Thank you.


    Thursday, March 26, 2009 3:13 PM

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    Ronnie Vernon MVP

    Friday, April 3, 2009 10:26 PM