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Thread: Portege M400 - Can't install Windows XP on new HDD

  1. Portege M400 - Can't install Windows XP on new HDD
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    Hello here my Problem,

    I have bought an older Portegre M400 E, without an HDD. So I buy a new Samsung 400GB. I looked in the Bios (ACPI BIOS Version 3.40) and ok there it is. It shows me the HDD by Built in Assign LD-0 Status Online, Size 400Gb so it seems to be nice. Changed the Raid Array, discribed in the mauel, to Create State 1Raid-0
    Then I want to Boot from the Windows XP CD, not recovery my own one.

    Windows started up and after a short time the installation ends with the message that there isnt any HDD. This I try sometimes :-( Hope someone can help me.
    Remember I didnt have any HDD with dates of the Laptop.

    Thanks Carsten
    (Sorry my English is not so good Im from Germany)

  2. Re: Potegre M400 new Hdd doesnt work, stoped by installing Win XP
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    Wilkommen!

    > Changed the Raid Array, discribed in the mauel, to Create State 1Raid-0

    I don't know much about your model but I think something wrong with raid settings in Bios. What other options are available in Bios for hdd state? I found RAID driver on the Toshiba driver page. It's possible, you need to integrate it into Windows installation disk with a program called nlite or install Windows like in ,,Compatible mode,, and install Raid driver. then

  3. Re: Portege M400 - Can't install Windows XP on new HDD
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    The second option is JBOD, I try it also but it doesent funktion, how can I integrade it into the windows CD?
    I reboot in this moment the Installation and try if i can set anythink into an other mode...

    I cant found anythink, we can I integrade the installer for Raid?
    Also how can I come to an Compatible Mode?
    There is nothing on the HDD so I start from the XP CD.

    It goes up to "...no HD on the System and then I can restart :-(

    Thanks for your fast answer

  4. Re: Portege M400 - Can't install Windows XP on new HDD
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    Hi

    Portege R400 BIOS does not support any compatible modes…
    You have to include the RAID driver to the Windows disk in order to be able to install the OS on the HDD…

    On the Toshiba European driver page, you can find the RAID driver…
    I recommend using the nLite software (it free… use google to find this tool).
    This helps to create a new Win XP disk with RAID drivers…

  5. Re: Portege M400 - Can't install Windows XP on new HDD
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    > how can I integrade it into the windows CD?

    1.Download nlite program from http://www.nliteos.com/
    2.Download raid driver http://support1.toshiba-tro.de/tedd-files2/0/raid-drv-20070719134547.zip
    3 Install nlite on the computer and extract raid driver zip file. Then, run nlite and follow instructions. As I remember, there is an option to integrated drivers. So, show the folder with raid drivers. It will integrate them and create iso file finally. Burn it, and try to install (In bios choose,, raid)

    > Also how can I come to an Compatible Mode?

    It looks like, there is no ,,compatible mode,, in your Bios.

  6. Re: Portege M400 - Can't install Windows XP on new HDD
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    To both,
    Thanks...
    So fast and so good!
    Better than all shops I knew!

    Best regards Carsten

  7. Re: Portege M400 - Can't install Windows XP on new HDD
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    Always glad to help you If can

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