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problems with windows XP installation in hp compaq nc6400 laptop

By minhaj_ece ·
hi,

i m facing a problem with windows XP installation in hp compaq nc6400 laptop.

Whenever i try to install windows xp it shows the following message--

"Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer. Make sure any hard disk drives are powered on and properly connected to your computer, and that any disk-related hardware configuration is correct. This may involve running a manufacturer-supplied diagnostic or setup program. Setup cannot continue. To quit Setup, press F3. "

Plz someone help me on this matter.

NB. i have not found any option at my laptop's BIOS to change the SATA mode from RAID to IDE

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Can the BIOS actually see the hard drive?

by OldER Mycroft In reply to problems with windows XP ...

You could pull it out and re-seat it just to be sure.

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You have a SATA Drive in that NB

by OH Smeg In reply to problems with windows XP ...

To install XP you need to push the F6 Key at the first blue screen and install the SATA Drivers from the Root of a Floppy.

Failing that you could make your own Slipstreamed Install CD by following the directions here and adding the SATA Driver not SP2

http://tinyurl.com/326fg3

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Disable SATA Mode

by hlakam In reply to You have a SATA Drive in ...

Under Device Configuration in BIOS, disable the SATA Mode, and reboot after making sure the CD-ROM option is your first boot choice.

That should do it.

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Zombie Alert!!!

by Mehul Bhai In reply to Disable SATA Mode

Zombie Alert!!!

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oyw

by sunikj In reply to problems with windows XP ...

F10 bios system configuration device configuration disable sata native mode

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thanks

by charlie_bucket In reply to problems with windows XP ...

the same error was happening on the same laptop, i reset the bios http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-HP-ProBook-EliteBook/nc6400-HDD-not-found-after-crash-blank-screen-with-blinking/td-p/712033 and then changed the sata to disabled, saved, back into bios and change back to enable sata, saved, then it worked.

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