Satellite A200 - 1 GB - trying to install Windows XP Home edition but without HARD drive?

Hello world!

Recently, I bought a new laptop, Satellite A200 - 1 GB, and after two weeks of fighting against windows Vista I decided to uninstall it and install WXP whose permit, I bought a long time ago.

I restarted my computer with the Windows XP cd to the inside and I start the system with it, but when it loads all the controllers and I proceed with the installation of windows xp, it says that there is no disk (probably) in my laptop.

I hope someone can help me. Someone at - it windows XP installation experience in this laptop model?

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Hello

The species has been described several times here in the forum of Toshiba.
Recommend studying a little ;) would use the advanced search option Forum!

But because you're a beginner, that I'll try to give some useful advice.
The HARD drive is not visible because you need to first install the Intel Matrix storage controller.
This controller can be downloaded form or another page Toshiba or Intel page.

During the installation of XP, you will need to press the F6 key to include this iMSM in the XP installation. You will need an external USB HDD drive to do this.

But if you want, you can build an own XP CD using nLite software and could understand this iMSM in the XP CD again.

Please also check these discussions:
http://forums.computers.Toshiba-Europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=26040
http://forums.computers.Toshiba-Europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=25749

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