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Umable to detest driver

Hi,

I have compaq CQ40-108TU, arter i insert teh RHEL4 CD, it says no driver found (I think it is not detevting SATA driver)
- there is no option in BIOS to change SATA controller to IDE..
PLS HELP...

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TRY CHANGING THE MODE OF HARD DISK FROM NATIVE TO LEGACY

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Compaq Mini 700EL hdd not recognised


If you are installing Windows XP then -
The problem is that XP installation CD does not have a SATA driver, unless you have a SATA drive on a disk etc. and can install the driver when XP asks for a hard drive driver then, XP cannot detect the hard disk and therefore won't install XP. The FIX. Go into the BIOS and disable the SATA drive (enable IDE emulation), this will make XP think it is a IDE/PATA hard disk. Then you can install XP normally. When Windows has been installed then install all the device drivers (including the SATA driver), then shut down and boot up and got into the BIOS and enable the SATA drive.

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Hard disc not detected


I think this is not a recognizing issue ..but you should change the settings on the hard disk bus..Specially if it gives you a blue-screen error ..I think by default the hdd is running on sata ahci mode..and for this you need to load a 3rd party driver when you install the operation system ..If you reinstalled it recently .and it start doing the issues and said there is no drive present it this mode to be blamed...and you need to press f10 I think ..to get to bios ..and in there select under advanced settings the hard disk ..(or in the devices ) ..and under its settings locate the mode ..and disable the ahci and select sata like ide or ide compatible ..or ide mode..and press F10 to save the settings and restart ..In this moment if you have a operation system and its functional it will boot with no issues..
If you want to keep the ahci mode function on ..(its faster ) you need to reload teh operation system ..and insert the driver for ahci during it ..and select it from the location by browsing ..and install it as a 3rd party driver ..and will work ..It is needed for to recognize teh hard disk in the ahci mode..and run proper ..but if the mode is changed on ide compatible ..the driver is no longer needed and the system will run without it ..and the actual difference is not that visible ..unless you have a slow system with low ram memory ..and in this case you feel the difference ..

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Hi i have a compaq evo can start can boot..do not star


1.FIRST YOU DO ONE THING IF YOU USING XP OS MEANS CHANGE THE SATA MODE TO IDE OTHER WISE CHANGE THE SATA MODE TO AICH.
2.IF BOOT WITH CD MEANS CHANGE BOOT PRIORITY CD/DVD ROM
2.IF YOU BOOT WITH HDD MEANS CHOOSE HDD.
BIOS OPTION----CONTINUOSLY PRESS F2 KEY.

or


insert the os dvd and then perform the repair

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I have a Compaq Presario V3309TU Notebook PC. I reformatted the hard drive, now I could not install windows XP cd. The hard drive could not be detected. Can someone help me get the SATA Driver for Compaq...


The problem is that XP installation CD does not have a SATA driver, unless you have a Compaq SATA drive on a disk etc and can install it when XP asks for a hard drive driver, then XP cannot detect the hard disk and therefore won't install XP.
The Fix.
Go into the BIOS and disable the SATA drive, this will make XP think it is a IDE/PATA hard disk. Then install XP normally, and all the device drivers (including the SATA driver), then shut down and boot up and got into the BIOS and enable the SATA drive.

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Compaq CQ40-108TU unable to install XP OS


Prepare a Bootable XP Disc installer.
At first go to BIOS Setup to Boot First Priority the CD/DVD Rom Drive.
After that disabled SATA or RAID Configuration. The Bootable XP Disc Installer could not go on when you don't disable the SATA or RAID Connection.
Don't worry that you are thinking it would not detected the SATA HDD by Bootable Disc but it is. Then follow the instruction.
Good luck!

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Error when installing XP on Vista


which service pack?? sp1 and 2 dont support sata harddrives you have to get sp3 on a disk or slipstream the drivers into the os cd for sata harddrives

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I can't downgrade Vista to Xp


You can install windows XP.
 
First go to BIOS and change sata mode to IDE mode
or option to disable SATA Native mode

then choose mode to IDE or disable SATA Native mode
then install windows XP

If there is no option about change sata mode in BIOS.
You should insert ahci driver to Windows XP CD using nLite

read this 
http://komku.blogspot.com/2007/11/integrate-driver-into-windows.html
you can use this driver 
http://cahya.prastyanto.googlepages.com/driver-sata-ahci-4920.zip

Or you can install windows by inserting driver when setup prompted


To install Windows XP with native SATA driver, perform the following steps:

Boot the notebook PC.

Insert the Windows XP installation CD into the optical CD/DVD drive.

Press the F6 key when prompted

Press the S key to specify the additional device.

Insert the SATA driver disk into drive A. (using floppy disk drive)


Follow the on-screen prompts.


Or if both way is cannot be done

i have the third way

use an unattended XP installation disk
you can download it from here:
http://fenopy.com/torrent/Windows_xp_sp3_5512_cdr_october_2008_with__sata_raid_/MTU2MTEzMA==/index.html
after you download
burn the CD image to the CD/DVD
then install XP using that CD/DVD

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How can i install windows xp on compaq presario cq60-104tu


Windows XP does not provide drivers for all the SATA controllers, therefore, during the installation procedure, the user must insert a floppy with the drivers that came in the package along with the motherboard.

Not a big deal, not much effort, but the funny thing is that a great number of people passed on their floppy drives. Under these circumstances, no floppy means the impossibility to install Windows XP on SATA (on some mainboards). The result? The installation guide simply won't detect the SATA HDD.

Let's take it slow. Where is the problem? We have a driver problem strictly because the SATA driver we need does not come embedded in the Windows XP installation package. What if we add the driver by ourselves before installing Windows?

What ingredients are involved in this operation? The original Windows XP Installation CD, a freeware application named NLite and a blank CD. Moreover, we need the drivers for the SATA controller provided by the manufacturer. In case you did not find any floppy inside the motherboard package or you cannot locate them on the mainboard window.google_render_ad(); installation CD, you can consult the manufacturer's website to download the latest versions. To do the trick I have been talking about, it is assumed that you already have a Windows installed on an IDE drive. In case you don't, pay a visit to a friend and ask him to let you use his computer. It won't take too much time, I guarantee.

So, download the drivers and unzip them (in case they come archived) in a desired location. Then download and install the Nlite application. When you start the Nlite application, you will be asked to provide the location for the Windows installation package. Insert the genuine Windows Installation CD into the CD drive and, inside the application, select the CD drive letter.

To insert the SATA drivers within the installation package, you need to have it saved on the HDD. Hence, when the warning window appears click OK and select the destination folder for the files to be saved. Make sure that the destination partition / HDD has enough space to store the contents of the installation CD.

I tested a Windows XP Home Edition and it seems that it required about 566 MB. Immediately after you have chosen the destination folder, the application will start copying the Windows installation files. When finished, it will display some version information regarding the newly copied Windows Installation Package.

Now, click next twice until you get to a screen where you get options sorted in 4 categories: Integrate, Remove, Setup, Create. We are interested in the integration procedure, therefore select the Drivers button and click next. From the next menu window, click Insert and select multiple drive folder option from the drop down menu. This option permits you to browse to the location where the downloaded drivers are found.

Select the containing directory and click next. You will get a list with the available drivers (in case there are more than one) or simply one driver. Select it (them) and click next. Now the application will ask for the permission to start the integration procedure. Choose Yes and wait for the drivers to be inserted into the installation package.
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With problematic driver being included in the installation package you can install Windows XP on your SATA HDD...but...the installation package is on the HDD. You need a bootable CD in order to start an installation. Don't worry, once the installation package has been adorned with additional user selected drivers it can be transformed into a bootable disk image and later burned on a CD. To encapsulate the installation into a ISO image use the same Nlite application.

Open it, make sure the HDD installation folder is selected and click next. Select "Last session" preset and click next again. Now from the options menu choose Bootable ISO and click next. In the following window, make sure that the mode is set to "Create Image" and click Make ISO. A destination folder is required where the resulting ISO image will be saved. Once the image saving process finished you have the freedom to burn it on a blank CD with whatever you favorite CD burner software may be.
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The new CD will be the twin copy of the Windows Installation CD but with one difference, it includes the SATA driver.

for more details look here:

http://paparadit.blogspot.com/2007/06/installing-sata-hard-drive-with-windows.html

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How did u install win xp on compaq presario CQ60 104tu?


to install xp in any machine that has an intel chipset be it hp, dell or whatever is relatively easy ....the solution is found here

go to http://downloadcenter.intel.com/ and in the search textbox type "spacer.gif32-bit Floppy Configuration Utility" then download it.

extract the content of that zipped file that is called f6flpy3287.zip .

then click on this site http://www.tacktech.com/download.cfm?file=microsoft/sata/sata-drivers.zip....here you get all the drivers for sata intel chipsets ....The content of this zipped file is similar to that of f6flpy3287.zip but its advisable you use f6flpy3287.zip contents to slipstream.

secondly download a software called winlite from http://www.nliteos.com/download.html ...its a freeware
then follow this site


http://maxeasyguide.blogspot.com/2008/04/preparations-for-winxp-installation-cd.html

Altenatively ....for the ... advanced users
http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=411

yours karanja
karanjae@gmail.com
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Dear sir, I purchased a new laptop compaq presario c700. When I tried to install os it is booting from cd but it is not recognising harddisk. I checked in BIOS but I didn't find the option where to find harddisk. So please provivide the solution

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