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    XP doesn't see ThinkPad hdd- disable AHCI

    ThinkPad T60P (type 8744), 100Gb SATA hdd.

    Partitioning tools (partition magic, paragon, acronis) see the hdd and can work w/ it, but then trying a clean install of XP, kept getting an error that no hdd is connected and setup aborts.

    several guys have looked at it over the past week. I tried it today, then went into bios and started poking around. Found AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface) enabled, changed it to IDE (compatability) mode and that resolved the problem.

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    Ohh Hell yeah.. Sava700's Avatar
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    Yeah ran into that once before.. and a SP3 issue

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    One of my favorite laptop models....typing from my T60P 2007-87U model right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post

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