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How to install windows xp in presario c700?

Harddisk didnot recognize when i install windows xp

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Thats because windows XP doesn't recognize the SATA controller on the compaq motherboard. Windows XP has known problems like this on certain SATA controllers on certain motherboards and yours happens to be one of them.

Go to this link courtesy of how to geek:

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows/resolving-setup-did-not-find-any-hard-disk-drives-during-windows-xp-installation/

They explain in full detail how to make a modified Windows XP installation disk that will recognize the SATA Drivers to your motherboard and will allow you to go thru with the installation. Rate me when you get the chance.

Posted on Feb 28, 2009

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There are several versions of the Presario C700. Pls try here and select one appropriate ti what you have. Thereafter, clicking on the exact model number would open a new page with drivers for several Operating System, pls select Windows XP. If there are no specific drivers, download and install the HP Software Update.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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