I acquired an old lappy for my granddaughter (she's only 5 so nothing special, just something to play with)
Anyway I used 'Qpart' to format the drive and all seemed ok.
I booted from a Windows XP disk and all went well until the legend ' starting windows' appeared
Then this message popped up ' windows cannot find a hard drive, yet it shows up in the bios.
I did the exact same thing with another hard drive and the same thing happened.
Anyone else come across this. Would appreciate any thoughts or resolutions.