I have a compaq c700 and recently baught a new xp disc and key after disabeling the sata in the bios the os load took well , however my mireless button dose not work and I have been unsuccessfull at locating the correct drivers for this model.Please help
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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!
When you first start the computer, go to the BIOS (usually press [Delete]) and make sure the hard drive you are installing Windows XP to is the second or third boot device. If your CD drive is IDE and your hard drive is SATA you may have a problem in the BIOS of not being able to cross from IDE to SATA.
the reason you probably cant install is because your probably trying to install windows XP on a sata hard drive.. xp doesnt contain sata hard drive drivers.. u either have to use vista, find the sata controller drivera nd load from floppy by hitting F6 during setup.. or have someone slipstream the drivers into a copy of xp.. try emailing email@example.com as I know they can help
During the Windows XP install it cannot find a hard drive? The reason why Windows install does not work is because Windows XP does not have a SATA driver support and therefore cannot find the hard disk. THE FIX FOR THIS PROBLEM. Go into your BIOS and turn off Native SATA support or set it to IDE controller (this setting depends on the type of BIOS). Save the setting and reboot and you will be able to install Windows XP.
IF YOU CANNOT DO THIS IN THE BIOS then :-
Go to the Compaq/HP WEB site to download the SATA driver for your model laptop. This driver is used to install the 3rd party driver during the Windows installation (during the Windows installation you need to press F6 to allow you to install the SATA driver).
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
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...
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