I don't see "Disabling SATA" option in BIOS. There are only two options, Boot sequence and Sound.
Is HP dv6040ca upgradeable to XP pro? I've tried removing xp home and reinstalling xp pro from retail CD. As well I tried a latest BIOS and updated AMD driver.
Please help me. Seemed HP tech support doesn't know how to do. They keep saying "disable SATA under system configuration in BIOS", but there is no such a thing.
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Re: same problem in HP dv6040ca
Firstly, the system configuration is normally in management menu or similair on your programmes menu.
If not you will find that the bios menu in most laptops are basic and normally the main settings are hidden; you will need to speak to HP Technical for assistance in that.
There is no reason to not be able to upgrade to XP Pro; but with an upgrade you would need to keep your original XP Home installation, otherwise you will need to completely install XP Pro firsly using the format option when you insert the Windows disc.
As with most laptops all programmes and drivers are usually on a seperate partition on your hardrive, so be aware you are going to lose all this when formatting, so back up all files and settings.
You may also have restore discs, if this being the case all programmes and operating system will be on them, so no need to worry about losing anything from your hardrive apart from your documents.
Why do you need to dissable SATA?
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You should have an option on the dc7100 in bios to enable sata in the devices section. Mine always worked fine with sata. If nothing else works remove the security chip, reset the cmos and reboot with the Hard Drive connected and it should connect. If that doesn't work Try flashing the bios just in case it got corrupted.
DV7 is not designed for XP, to get around the issue you may be able to change the BIOS setting for the SATA controller to work in IDE mode(depending on the BIOS) or you can use the XP installer option to install a SATA/RAID driver during the installer boot sequence. To offer you this I will need to know the model # and Serial # on the white sticker on the bottom of your laptop or the make and model of the SATA controller.
Try the Bios option and reply back with the requested info if it's not a viable option and I will see if there is an XP driver available for your controller.
Dear friend for go BIOS some computers Need to preess DEL, Some Computer need to Press F1, Some Computer need to pree F2. you didnt write about your computer... One solution i have ... Press DELL+F1+F2 At starting your sustem... Here is two option to find out Boot Sequence from BIOS.... some BIOS Have Independent Boot Menu.. IN Boot menu you may see boot sequence... there you have change it. For Other Option You may go the Advanced BIOS Setting Option There you may find First boot device, Second Boot device..... Or Boot sequence.... find out your solution...
For Master And slave..setting in CD/DVD rom ..
set jumper.. near ide or sata cable... for setting as Master...
Set jumper After Master jumper... for setting as slave..
Dear friend you i think you have to operating system in to hard drive.. Please... format the IDE hard drive... if IDE hard drive is Primary hard drive then go to the BIOS, In BIOS go Boot Sequence you may see there Hard disk Priority option.. Let set Sata hard drive as first one.. Then your computer Boot from sata Harddrive... thanks...
Please do this first.. Set sata as first hard Drive from BIOS Hard disk Priority Option.. then Format IDE Hard drive..
Thanks Sumon.. i think it will solve your problem..
I beleive that you are trying to install retail versions of XP which will not be able to detect the Hard Drive in the Notebook as it is a SATA drive and Windows XP will not be having the drivers for SATA Hard Drives by default.
In this situation, I recommend you to check and disable the SATA Native support option available in the BIOS.
Start the Notebook and start tapping the F10 key which will take you to to the BIOS Setup window.
In this, go to the System Configuration tab using the Arrow keys and select the option as Disabled next to SATA Native Support.
Press the F10 key again to save the settings done and exit BIOS.
Now, you should be able to use the Windows XP disk and install Windows XP Operating System in your Notebook without any issues.
By disabling the SATA Native Feature, the Hard Drive of the Notebook will be detected as a IDE Drive because of which we will be able to install XP without any issues.
Donot Re-Enable this feature in the BIOS again as the Operating System may not boot. Let the option next to SATA Native Support be Disabled.
Hope this helps...
hi, you need not have to upgrade the BIOS,, set the SATA HD on the IDE channel in the BIOS, or what options r avilable for SATA controller, if it is set to RAID, you will need a raid utility to format the SATA, or it wont shoe in windows, let ,e know