Windows XP SP2 will not boot after installing new SATA hard drive
I have a computer running Windows XP SP2. I recently put a brand new SATA hard drive into the computer. The system booted up fine, initially when the drive was not formatted. After formatting the drive into two partitions, the drive worked fine. However, when the system was restarted after formatting, after the windows logo with the moving bar is seen, the screen goes black, and then nothing happens. I have tried just waiting, for up to half an hour, but no change was observed. Safe mode doesn't work either. If the new hard drive is removed, the problem disappears. The operating system is also installed on a SATA drive. When the drive is placed into an external enclosure, it works perfectly and the system boots normally.
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Your system thinks the "second" drive has precedence over the first ( your boot drive ) try switching the SATA cables between the two drives. There also might be a BIOS setting under Boot Order, sometimes you have to drill down to get to it for a particular drive.
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In BIOS change the boot order such that CD/DVD comes first. You will also need to make sure your hard drive runs in IDE mode since Windows XP doesn't support sata drives by default. FYI XP is going end of life early 2014.
SATA HARD DRIVE ? XP INSTALLATION 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. If enabling the SATA in the BIOS does not allow the computer to boot up with SATA hard drive then change the BIOS back to what it was previously.
go to bios setup, press del at first screen and you will go to bios setup, search boot device and chose first boot device is hard drive that installed xp, and do not select the hard disk that vista is installed at second or third boot device
OK. Well the error appears because the installation process doesn't recognize your hard drive device. And from the error I suppose it is a SATA HDD.
You have two options:
1. Enter Bios, look for hard drive settings and change the mode from AHCI to Compatibility
2. Put the Motherboard CD into the optical device, insert a diskette, boot from the CD and select from the menu the option that is says something like "Sata drivers" or something like this. Restart the computer, insert the Windows XP CD and press F6 when it ask you if you want to install a new hard drive. Select to install the drivers from the diskette and continue the installation as normal
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please load xp again and press f 6 when you see it on the screen to load sata devices . sata softwares and drivers are required in certain computers to load windows so while loading you will be asked to load those drivers through a floppydrive, so u must have 1)sata raid drivers (according to the hard ware installed in hp.)this piece of hard ware will not allow xp to boot if you dont give its drivers through a floppy drive(during installation and setup of windows. so u must now have 1 floppy drive(usb) 2 a floppy disk with sata drivers 3)usb port to attach the usb floppy drive after loading xp you will see xp running trouble free. a easy solution is to load vists and the drivers are already there in vista cd.
To install Windows XP on SATA or advanced IDE hard drive, you will need to insert a driver diskette at the time of starting the installation process and pressing "F6". For more details visit the link below:
Sounds like you need your manufacturer's SATA drivers.
This problem exists a lot when installing Windows from scratch on SATA hard disks. When you start the installation, Windows prompts you to "load additional drivers". It's at this point you put a floppy disk with the SATA drivers in.
If your install is already working, but just stopped as you say... then you could hunt around the BIOS for a SATA "compatibility" mode, which will get you booting straight away. Install the SATA drivers and you can then put the drive back into normal operation instead of compatibility mode.
This is also the reason why your other hard disk with Windows can see the SATA disk and optical drive... it probably has the SATA drivers installed.
When installing SP2 version, you possibly corrupted the drivers for the DVD. It is possible there are different drivers for the DVD between XP and XP (sp2). Go to the laptop mfg website and download the newest drivers for the DVD.
I bought a cheap Compaq laptop that came with Vista Home Premium. The speed was horrendous! Anyway, I received the same no hard drive found error. To solve the problem, I went into the system config (BIOS) by pressing F10 on startup, and turned off SATA hard drive support (its supposed to make the hard drive run faster), I rebooted, inserted my Win XP Pro disc and viola, it detected the hard drive. I would say that the laptop runs a good 40% faster than before. Vista is a big no no when it comes to low end laptops built for word processing and internet browsing.