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Hi, i am unable to install windows XP in pavilion dv6500 laptop. XP set up is not detecting the hard disk at all can you help me ?

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  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    Why do you need to reinstall? Is possible that the hard drive is bad?

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Some copys of windows XP can not detect a SATA hard drive what you need to do is get hold of a later dvd copy of XP only the lastist dvd copys of XP are setup to detect SATA hard drives. It has to be a DVD copy as the CD copys do not detect SATA drives. Find some one with a new computer with SATA drives that has windows XP installed on it and try there copy of XP on your computer. Hopes this helps.

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Dear sir i'm unable to install xp on my compaq presari cq57. setup don't detect hard disk.. i'm facing blue screen error please help me..


hello,
  • Turn off the laptop.
  • Unplug from power if connected
  • Disconnect the hard disk power supply and re-connect after a while.
  • Now start the PC and run set up.


thanks!

Sep 24, 2011 | PC Laptops

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I have an HP Pavilion dv6500, and while I was working on my laptop it suddenly shut down by itself and restarted. When it rebooted, a message came up saying "Operating System not found". I...


Your hard drive may have failed.
I suggest you remove your hard drive and re-connect it to your laptop to make sure it is make proper connection. Boot up and go into the BIOS to see if the hard disk is detected.
If the hard disk is not detected then most likely the hard disk has failed.
To get your laptop working, you will need to purchase a new hard disk and install Windows on the new hard disk plus the Pavilion device drivers and your programs,
You can download the device drivers from the Compaq/HP WEBsupport/download page. Make sure you select your model laptop and the XP orVista Windows version of the drivers you require and install them. Click onthis link to download the drivers: -
http://welcome.hp.com/country/au/en/cs/support.html

Dec 18, 2010 | HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook

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Bought HP Pavilion dv2910tx,not able to install Windows XP. Help


If the install cannot detect the hard disk then the hard disk is faulty and needs replacing or the disk controller is faulty.
You can check if the hard disk is faulty by :-
Go into the BIOS and check if there a hard disk diagnostic.
If not then remove the hard drive and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter and plug it into a working computer's USB port.
If this computer see it as an external hard drive and you can view the contents of the drive then it is OK and the fault is the disk controller on the laptop.
To setup XP.
You insert the Windows CD and boot up the laptop with the CD.
You have done this correctly to get the hard disk error message.

Apr 15, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv2000t Notebook

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Blue screen


If  you are trying to install Windows XP in latest Notebook, it will not be able to detect the Hard Drive since all the latest Notebooks are shipped with SATA Hard Drives and by default and Windows XP will not be able to detect SATA Hard Drives by default.
If you are having a Intel based Notebook, you need to download the SATA Drivers from the link below :
ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp36001-36500/sp36132.exe

Find the instructions to create a bootable XP Disk using the SATA Drivers from the link below :
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows/resolving-setup-did-not-find-any-hard-disk-drives-during-windows-xp-installation/

Hope this helps...

Mar 07, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook

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XP on HP Pavilion dv2000


yes

because it's using an AHCI  SATA driver

there 2 ways to install XP on your laptop

  1. If you own an external floppy disk. You can insert the driver before the installation begin. the setup will ask you to insert third party driver by pressing F6 at the first of installation. Press F6 then insert your SATA driver. choose it. then setup will detect your hdd. you can download the SATA driver form here:http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/Other-DRIVERS-TOOLS/Others/HP-Pavilion-dv2054ea-SATA-Driver-550.shtml
  2. It's very hard to find an external floppy drive today, unless if you are an OEM or retailler. second way is you can insert the driver to XP installation CD, but it's very complicated. Or you can download a XP installation CD with sata driver here:http://fenopy.com/torrent/Windows_xp_sp3_5512_cdr_october_2008_with__sata_raid_/MTU2MTEzMA==/index.html

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Jan 24, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv2000t Notebook

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XP on HP Pavilion dv2000


i think you have a sata hard disk drive.so go to cmos setup and in the cmos setup and please disable the sata drive there

Jan 04, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv2000t 14.1" Notebook Laptop...

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XP on HP Pavilion dv2000


For the laptop with no hard drive detected, this is most likely because Windows XP does not recognize SATA drives by default, which the laptop most likely has. To solve this, you will need to enter the BIOS setup utility (most likely Delete or F1 on startup). From there, you will need to change the drive mode to Compatibility mode. I'm not sure where this would be, but if you check in your laptop manual, you can probably find this somewhere.

For the 2519TU, download and install this for the LAN driver: ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp30001-30500/sp30264.exe it should work just fine.

Good luck!

Dec 23, 2008 | HP Pavilion dv9000z Notebook

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Operating system


first of all you will have to format your laptop cause when you have vista u cant install xp with it
u will have to install xp first and then install vista
about the driver u will have to do some settings in cmos setup and will have to change hdd type
that will solve your driver problem
so first install xp and then install vista
regarding drivers for xp u will have to visit hp website and chat with a online technical person and ask him to mail you the link for drivers for xp

Nov 13, 2008 | PC Laptops

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XP on HP Pavilion dv2000


Your laptop probably has a SATA HDD. you'll need to download the SATA drivers for you to be able to install windows XP. Click on the link below to download the drivers that you need.

SATA Driver Download Link

Sep 18, 2008 | HP Pavilion dv2000t Notebook

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Blue screen with message to shut down.


Sounds like it is just about gone to me...

Jan 01, 2008 | HP Pavilion ze4430us Notebook

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