When you like to install a fresh setup of Windows XP onto an Dell Precision Workstation 390 with one SATA HDD, you maybe get into trouble. Why? Because Windows XP highly possible will tell you that there are no hard disk drives available. Also adding drivers via F6 at startup of the Setup don’t help.
Resolution? Change the following BIOS settings:
Change the Drives – SATA Operation option from ‘RAID Autodetect / AHCI’ (Factory default) to ‘RAID Autodetect / ATA’.
After that change, Windows XP setup works fine.