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Can't reinstall xp pro on my hp compaq nc6320

Hello, i have a laptop hp compaq nc6320 that i want to customize. i want to install XP pro but during the copy of files, the system diplay a message wich says that "windows cannot copy the file". when a change the CD Rom, the computer copy all files but after i receive a message wich says that windows cannot detect the hard drive and the installation stopped. i really want to install properly and remove all HP's settings from the computer. can someone help ? stephane

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  • kixxed Dec 11, 2007

    I have HP core duo with vista,I want to install xp pro and it tells me there is no Hard drive.Please I need Solution now.Thank you

  • randel Jan 29, 2008

    can't detect the HP hard drive

  • zohour Mar 28, 2008

    same problem

  • Anonymous Jun 13, 2008

    i cant install windows xp hard drive not dedecting

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Stephane, I ran into the same problem after wiping out my Compaq nc6320 and trying to install XP Pro. The fix is to disable SATA Native mode. To do this: Enter F10 Setup then System Configuration>Device Configurations>SATA Native Mode and disable it, save the changes and now you should be able to install XP Pro. Remember, when I did this the drive was blank, I don't know if that makes a difference or not. Best of luck! Bryan P.S. If you want to enable SATA native mode after you have installed XP Pro check out this link: http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1042050&admit=-682735245+1161793137260+28353475

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FIRST OF ALL MY ENGLISH IS VERY SORRY BUT I HOPE YOU UNDERSTAND THIS.


FOR THE ----HP COMPAQ nc6320
1-TURN IT ON, IN THIS PROSESS PRESS -F10- WHEN PRONTED.
2-YOU WILL BE GETTING INTO THE SYSTEM -BIOS. OR SYSTEM SET UP.
3-ONCE YOU'RE THERE YOU WILL SEE THE MENU'S SCREEN AS FOLLOWS---
FILE- SECURITY- DIAGNOSTICS- SYSTEM CONFIGURATION.
USING YOUR ARROWS ON THE KEYBOARD GO TO THE LAST ONE AND ON THE PULL
DOWN MENU GO DOWN TO- DEVICE CONFIGURATION, PRESS ENTER YOU 'LL GET
ANOTHER MENU, AGAIN USE ARROW KEYS AND GO DOWN TO WHERE IT SAYS-
SATA NATIVE MODE- USING YOUR ARROW KEY AGAIN SIDE WAYS LEAVE IT ON
DISABLE MODE. THEN PRESS - F10- TO ACCEPT THE CHANGES, IT 'LL TAKE YOU BACK TO ANOTHER WINDOW TO - SAVE CHANGES AND EXIT- PRESS -F10 AGAIN AND YOU SHOULD BE GOOD TO INSTALL (XP AND THE OTHER XP WITH MAKEUP...vista)


THANKS,


JAVI HERDEZZ68

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XP was eintalled on my PC but I'vent sound on it, i've no the software for all device
can i have solution?

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Sounds like the hard drive may be having problems. Download this bootable CD and see if any of the hard drive utilities indicate anything. You may have to replace the hard drive or cable that connects the hard drive to the motherboard. http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/

Posted on Oct 04, 2006

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SOURCE: Cannot reinstall Windows on my Hp Compaq nc6000

I know I just had the same problem today...when getting into the bios...try using a "multi-bay" boot and have the cd booted first then the hd...That's the only way mine worked to "trick" the system to boot from the cd...it took a few times of stalling after that but with frustration and regathering with patience, it finally worked...you might have problems with the devices not being recognized after it does load unless you have an easy driver set to install from cd...otherwise you might have to manually install them to make them operate correctly. *hint: using the device manager to see any '?s' and reinstall drivers helped me*

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SOURCE: HP nc6320 hardrive problems

go to the bios pressing F10. Click on the configuration> and then disable the ( Sata Native Mode). THis should work. Try it.

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