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Please i can't remenber the admin password to the bios setup of my compaq presario c700 to enable me disable the sata native option and continue with installation of window xp. please what do i do?

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  • yesenia600 Jan 26, 2009

    Hello there i have the same problem tried that adn ti didnt work..I have a Compaq f700 vista forgot password cant log in any other ideas?

  • seanrocks360 Jan 26, 2009

    forgot the administrator password for my compaq c700 as well looking for an eseier solution the one solution i keep finding is a paintaking six major component removal of up to 79 screws to get to what would be the same as the cmos battery in a desktop remove it wait 5 minutes hook it up turn it on and this should reset the password then you have to put it back together and hope you can remember the location of all those screws which are also in nine different sizes. I found the manual with step by step instruction at http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/manual/c01... - Windows Internet Explorer ....but if any body knows a different faster esay soultion that does not involve buying software I would appreciate it very much!! my email is seanrocks360@yahoo.com

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To reset the bios password you will need to remove the cmose battery from your motherboard for about 5-10 seconds. Replace & reboot. Hope this helps & please remember to rate my answer. Thanks.

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I wanted to know which os you are trying to install on this model if it was installed with vista os and now you are trying to install the xp

You will get this type of issue

Check for the SATA Native support in the BIOS

> To Check in BIOS - Shutdown the notebook as soon as you power on the notebook keep tap on F10 key - go - to - system configuratoin- check for the SATA Native option - status should show as Disable.

> Then also if fails - Scan for the Hard Disk drive in the bios
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You can install windows XP.
 
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
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