Gateway 450ROG only recognizing 7805 MB of 60GB hard drive
Hi, I'm trying to install Windows XP on a brand new Hitachi 60GB IDE hard drive in a Gateway 450ROG. When the installation gets to the point where you choose the partition to install on, it only recognizes 7805 MB of unpartioned space. When trying to continue, it says it doesn't contain an XP compatible partition. BIOS version is 40.01.04. What am I doing wrong...how do I get it to recognize the hard drive correctly ? Any help is appreciated.
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Go to Gateway.com and in the search type in 450ROG. At the top of the list you will see Gateway 450ROG, click on it. Now click on software information and then Windows XP. You should now see a list of software drives. A little better than halfway down the list you will see Network - Intel PRO/100 V..... click on this. You will now see how to install this driver from you system disk (provided with the laptop).
If you do not have the disk, then follow the link below directly to intels web site for download. The reason I posted the link, finding it was a lot more steps than I would like to type up here.
“No Hard Disk” error displayed on XP install (SATA drive versus ATA/IDE drive)
The two most most popular types of hard drives in personal computers are ATA (also known as IDE hard drive) and SATA hard drives. Many newer computers have SATA hard drives installed, but your computer may have either an (older design) ATA/IDE hard drive or a (newer design) SATA hard drive installed.
After removing Vista, when you reboot your computer, a “No Hard Disk” error may be displayed if your computer has a SATA drive installed. To fix the “No Hard Disk” error, you may need configure your computer’s BIOS settings so that it can recognize the SATA drive installed in you computer. Reconfiguring your BIOS is typically not required if your computer has an ATA/IDE hard drives installed.
Step 1: Activate your computer’s BIOS menu. The first or second screen your computer displays on status may display which key (or keys) you must press to activate your computer’s BIOS menu. You can also look in the index of your computer’s manual for “BIOS” or you can try passing the [Del] or [F1] key when text is first displayed after powering on your computer.
Step 2: BIOS menus vary by computer, but there are seldom more than a few menu categories. Review the “Main” and “Advanced” menu categories to locate your hard drive setting. When you locate the hard drive setting, be sure to note the original drive setting in the bios so that you can restore the original drive setting if your new configuration doesn’t work.
Step 3: Change the drive setting to “IDE,” then save the BIOS settings (usually by pressing the [F10] function key then restart your computer.
If changing your BIOS hard drive setting to IDE doesn’t work, return to step one and restore the original hard drive setting
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I am running a Armada M700 with a Hitachi HTS541060G9AT00 60GB Hard Drive - Ultra ATA-100, 5400 RPM, 8MB. The driver that is loaded in mine is on both primary and secondary is atapi.sys. This driver is also installed on the Intel 82371AB/EB PCI Bus Master IDE Controller, along with intelide.sys. The main difference is I am running Window XP Pro SP2. But I believe that they should use the same driver.
Hope this helps.