Dell Windows XP reinstall cannot find new SATA hard drive

I recently have been trying to resurrect a Dell desktop computer with a bad hard drive, but after putting a new SATA hard drive in it, the Windows XP installer has not been able to find the hard drive. As it turns out, I had to go into the BIOS settings on the computer, and change the hard drive setting from “Autodetect RAID / ACHI” to “Autodetect RAID / ATA”, after which I was able to make the installer happy. Huzzah!

BTW, Happy Birthday to Joe Bonamassa, one of my favorite all-time artists. I can’t wait to see Joe later this year when he comes back and plays Ohio. (Hey Joe, Columbus is a better crowd than Cleveland. Just sayin’.)

And on a somber note, I learned this afternoon of the passing of Jeanne Cooper, the long time Mrs. Chancellor character on The Young and The Restless. I hope they do not try to put another actress in that character, Michael Learned did an OK job but it just won’t be the same without the original Mrs. C.

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