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Windows XP* setup cannot find hard drive (STOP: 0x0000007B)

If your Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive is set to AHCI mode in BIOS, and you install Microsoft Windows XP* without using an F6 driver, Windows setup is likely to fail. You will get a message that it cannot find any hard drives. You may also get the error "STOP: 0x0000007B".

To resolve this problem, change the drive mode in BIOS. If your SATA drive supports AHCI, you can use the F6 driver diskette during Windows XP setup.

Using the drive mode:

  1. During boot, enter the BIOS setup by pressing F2.
  2. Depending on your board, do one of the following:
    • Go to the Configuration > SATA Drives menu, set Configure SATA to IDE
    • Go to the Advanced > Drive Configuration menu, set ATA/IDE Mode to Native
  3. Press F10 to Save and Exit

Using F6:
This option is displayed in the status line and lets you use an OEM mass storage controller driver. Near the beginning of Windows Setup, Windows pauses briefly and displays the following prompt:
Press F6 if you need to install a third party SCSI or RAID driver.

For instructions on using F6, refer to F6 Installation Method.

Related Topic:
Video demo: Installation of Windows XP* on Intel® Desktop Boards*

This applies to:

Intel® Desktop Board D2500CC
Intel® Desktop Board D2500HN
Intel® Desktop Board D2550DC2
Intel® Desktop Board D2550MUD2
Intel® Desktop Board D2700DC
Intel® Desktop Board D2700MUD
Intel® Desktop Board D410PT
Intel® Desktop Board D425KT
Intel® Desktop Board D510MO
Intel® Desktop Board D525MW
Intel® Desktop Board D5400XS
Intel® Desktop Board D945GSEJT
Intel® Desktop Board DB65AL
Intel® Desktop Board DB75EN
Intel® Desktop Board DH55HC
Intel® Desktop Board DH55PJ
Intel® Desktop Board DH55TC
Intel® Desktop Board DH57DD
Intel® Desktop Board DH57JG
Intel® Desktop Board DH61AG
Intel® Desktop Board DH61AGL
Intel® Desktop Board DH61BE
Intel® Desktop Board DH61BF
Intel® Desktop Board DH61CR
Intel® Desktop Board DH61DL
Intel® Desktop Board DH61HO
Intel® Desktop Board DH61KVCH
Intel® Desktop Board DH61SA
Intel® Desktop Board DH61SKCH
Intel® Desktop Board DH61WW
Intel® Desktop Board DH61ZE
Intel® Desktop Board DH67BL
Intel® Desktop Board DH67CF
Intel® Desktop Board DH67CL
Intel® Desktop Board DH67GD
Intel® Desktop Board DH67VR
Intel® Desktop Board DH77DF
Intel® Desktop Board DH77EB
Intel® Desktop Board DH77KC
Intel® Desktop Board DN2800MT
Intel® Desktop Board DP55KG
Intel® Desktop Board DP55SB
Intel® Desktop Board DP55WB
Intel® Desktop Board DP55WG
Intel® Desktop Board DP67BA
Intel® Desktop Board DP67BG
Intel® Desktop Board DP67DE
Intel® Desktop Board DQ57TM
Intel® Desktop Board DQ57TML
Intel® Desktop Board DQ67EP
Intel® Desktop Board DQ67OW
Intel® Desktop Board DQ67SW
Intel® Desktop Board DQ77CP
Intel® Desktop Board DQ77KB
Intel® Desktop Board DQ77MK
Intel® Desktop Board DX58OG
Intel® Desktop Board DX58SO
Intel® Desktop Board DX58SO2
Intel® Desktop Board DX79SI
Intel® Desktop Board DX79SR
Intel® Desktop Board DX79TO
Intel® Desktop Board DZ68AF
Intel® Desktop Board DZ68BC
Intel® Desktop Board DZ68DB
Intel® Desktop Board DZ68PL
Intel® Desktop Board DZ68ZV
Intel® Desktop Board DZ75ML-45K
Intel® Desktop Board DZ77BH-55K
Intel® Desktop Board DZ77GA-70K
Intel® Desktop Board DZ77RE-75K
Intel® Desktop Board DZ77SL-50K
Intel® NUC Board D33217CK
Intel® NUC Board D33217GKE
Intel® NUC Board D53427RKE
Intel® NUC Kit DC3217BY
Intel® NUC Kit DC3217IYE
Intel® NUC Kit DC53427HYE

Solution ID: CS-034135
Last Modified: 26-Mar-2013
Date Created: 20-Mar-2013