I have a Dell PC. I installed a copy of Windows Vista on it. I don't like it, so I am trying to reinstall XP Home. When I click on the cd drive the XP Home CD is in, it brings up the menu, but the "Install Windows XP" option is grayed out.
So I try to boot from the disk, but when it is done loading all the things and I tell it I do not want to repair, but to install, it says "setup did not find any hard disk drives installed on your computer" and makes me reboot my computer.
Vista still works fine, so I know the Hard Drive is working.
I cannot install disk drivers during the XP installation because this machine doesn't have a floppy drive.
Is it really impossible to install XP on a computer with an SATA HDD if you don't have a Floppy?
Please help me figure out how to make it recognize that I have a hard drive.