Im having some serious problems with my computer. Its a Dell XPS 600, with a Foxconn ls-36 motherboard and an intel pentium d 930 processor.
I recently decided to format my harddrive and reinstall windows xp as I believed I had a virus. However when I inserted the windows disk, booted it up and selected to reinstall windows it came up with the message that no harddrives were installed on my computer. At the time I thought this was strange but maybe due to the virus. So I formatted my harddrive via a USB - SATA connector on my laptop.
The format worked perfectly and I partitioned the drive. However when I reconnected the drive windows could still not recognise it.
At this point I purchased a new harddrive in the hope this would solve the problem however the same problem occured.
The harddrive/s are recognised in system bios whch puzzles me even more as to why windows does not recognise them.
Also when I attach the harddrives onto my laptop via the usb connection windows setup WILL recognise them but because of it being a USB connection will not install windows.