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Tryinng to install windows xp on Cq40 Compaq laptop but it is not detecting hard drive

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Try to disable SATA Native Mode in the Bios Setup

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Hi guys..i got a problem with my laptop cq40.i cant install vista os.3 type os i had tried.but none of them can install.otherthing,is it my cq40 cant use windows xp sp3?


you may need to format your hard drive before installing any operating system on your laptop. also try removing the hard drive, use an ide/sata adapter and connect it via USB or install inside another computer.

use THAT computer to format your hard drive and install your operating system initially and then remove it and place it back in the laptop to finish the process.

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Compaq CQ40-108TU unable to install XP OS


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.
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Try downloading Hiren Boot CD and run you can resize the Harddisk accordingly.

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Its true. the Bios or HDD driver wont allow you to install Win XP on it.. This BIOS is compatible with only Win Vista. The only easy way to do it is by creating 2 partitions while installing vista. once vista is installed- install XP with Dual boot and than format the vista partition.

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Why not win xp load in compaq presario cq40


Hi,
The notebook is preinstalled with a SATA hard drive which needs seperate drivers to be installed inorder to get the hard drive detected. The drivers for the SATA can be installed only by using a floppy drive. As the notebook does not have a floppy drive installed, we can either try disabling the SATA native support in BIOS or install the drivers with the help of a USB floppy drive.
Here is the link for SATA driver:
http://downloadmirror.intel.com/16759/eng/f6flpy32_85.zip
Check the following document to install SATA dirver without using the floppy drive:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/4864999/sata

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Win xp drivers for cq40-144tu


you can find the driver detective and it updates drivers, download here or get other available drivers on the same page http://www.drivershq.com/Drivers/Compaq/Compaq-Presario-CQ40-Notebook/Compaq-Presario-CQ40-144TU/9747/40375/40475/Drivers.aspx

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Disable sata in bios of compaq CQ40 laptops


i m not able to install windows xp on my compaq cq60 104tu laptop
when i boot the cd the exatrating process work properly and after extraction of all file when windows is startup a blue screen appears and
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http://www.zyxware.com/articles/2008/10/07/compaq-presario-cq40-108tu-laptop-drivers-for-windows-xp i think this is the best way.....

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