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Unable to install XP on my laptop cq60-104tu

I am trying to install XP. When press f6 and then specify it asks for oem driver software and for floppy drive. I tried to install after creating a bootable disk of XP and sata driver using nLite. But it is not recognizing. Probably the Sata driver is a wrong one. It still want the OEM driver and asks to install Floppy

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  • adtaj_75us Mar 11, 2009

    This option is not available in bios.

  • adtaj_75us Mar 11, 2009

    This option is not available in bios.

  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2009

    I am trying to degrade my laptop's OS from Vista to XP. 
    I tried installing XP through a bootable XP cd but encountered an error stating "Setups did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer.". To overcome the stated error I tried the suggested F6 option, which gave me an error stating "Setup could not find a floppy drive on your machine to load OEM drivers from floppy disk." and I beleive now none or very rare laptops have a floppy drive.
    Hence I am stuck here and am not able to go ahead with degrading my system from Vista to XP.
    It would be a great help to me if any one could provide me a sollution to the stated problem.


    Thanks in advance...

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Disable SATA in Bios and reinstall windows XP

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I have HD samsung hm251hi and i change sata mode i bios to ATA to install windows XP in notebook dell inspiron n5010 so, i can't install windows XP so what can i do?


Windows XP comes without drivers for SATA controllers in AHCI mode (some BIOS call it "enhanced" or "native" mode). Please double check if you really set your BIOS to ATA emulation mode (sometimes called "legacy" mode), this actually should do the trick.

However, AHCI mode has some advantages resulting in small but noticeable better performance boost. Windows 7 and Vista support it out-of-the-Box, actually I'd consider installing Win 7 instead of XP, unless you really need XP due to company policies or (very) old software that runs on XP only.

For Windows XP there is a rather unconvenient method availabe:
  1. You will need a 3.5" floppy disk drive connected to your laptop, if you do not have one, you may be able to borrow it from somebody you know, or ask a local shop for help. You'll need the drive for XP installation only, so buying one just for this purpose may be too much. --- Note, the procedure is not supported by XP for other media, like CD.
  2. Put the driver software for your SATA controller on a floppy disk - the N5010 uses an Intel chip set, so check here for drivers suitable for "F6 during Windows Setup" method. The floppy needs to hold the files IAAHCI.INF, IAAHCI.CAT, IASTOR.INF, IASTOR.CAT, IASTOR.SYS, and TXTSETUP.OEM.
  3. While installing Windows XP, a message "Press F6 if you need to install a third party SCSI or RAID driver" briefly appears, press the F6 key now.
  4. Insert the floppy disk into the drive, and follow the on-screen instructions to pre-load the driver.
The remainder of the installation should proceed as normal.

Oct 17, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I can't installation windows xp. any solution?


Hello,

Step 1 - Start your PC and place your Windows XP CD in your CD/DVD-ROM drive. Your PC should automatically detect the CD and you will get a message saying "Press any key to boot from CD". Soon as computer starts booting from the CD your will get the following screen:
winxp1.jpg
Step 2 - At this stage it will ask you to press F6 if you want to install a third party Raid or SCSI driver. If you are using a an IDE Hard Drive then you do not need to press F6. If you are using a SCSI or SATA Hard drive then you must press F6 otherwise Windows will not detect your Hard Drive during the installation. Please make sure you have the Raid drivers on a floppy disk. Normally the drivers are supplied on a CD which you can copy to a floppy disk ready to be installed. If you are not sure how to do this then please read your motherboard manuals for more information.
winxp2.jpg
Step 3 - Press S to Specify that you want to install additional device.
winxp3.jpg
Step 4 - You will be asked to insert the floppy disk with the Raid or SCSI drivers. Press enter after you have inserted the disk.
winxp4.jpg
Step 5 - You will see a list of Raid drivers for your HDD. Select the correct driver for your device and press enter.
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Step 6 - You will then get a Windows XP Professional Setup screen. You have the option to do a new Windows install, Repair previous install or quit. Since we are doing a new install we just press Enter to continue.
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May 06, 2010 | Toshiba Portege M200 Notebook

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Can not install window xp


Your laptop probably has a SATA hard drive, windows XP only provides with PC's/laptops with a PATA hard drive.

You have to make up your mind what your really want to do.

1) Do you want a dual boot machine, working off XP and Win7?

Here's one web site:-

http://webtrickz.com/how-to-install-windows-xp-over-windows-7-in-a-dual-boot/

2) Do you want to replace Win7 with XP.

Here's a web site which covers that :-

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Install-Windows-XP-On-SATA-Without-a-Floppy-F6-47807.shtml


May 04, 2010 | Lenovo 3000 N200 Notebook

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I want to reinstall my Y computer but the restore CD does not seem to work. So i tried a new XP cd, but that too could not work as it does not see the SATA hard disk installed. The Bios on the Tecra M9...


Hi, your Windows XP install CD doesn't have SATA drivers for the hard drive included, so it's not able to address your hard drive. You can't disable SATA in the BIOS to make it work since your hard drive is still SATA. You'll need to get a 3.5" floppy disk and drive if your laptop doesn't have one. They make external 3.5" USB floppy drives that will work.

1. download the SATA drivers for your laptop (iastor.sys and inf)
2. copy the drivers to your floppy disk (about 6-7 files)
3. plug the floppy drive into your laptop
4. boot to the Windows XP CD
5. as soon as the installation starts, it asks you to "Press F6 to specify RAID or controller drivers" - Press F6 now
6. When setup asks for it, point it to the floppy drive
7. Installation will continue and find your SATA hard drive

Ta-da! Rock on with your bad self.

May 18, 2009 | Toshiba Tecra M9-S5517X PC Notebook

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NO INTTALEDWIN XP IN SATA HDD


you need your windows xp disc preferably slip streamed with SP 2 or SP 3 and then you should be able to install it onto your sata hard drive.

If you are having issues then you may need to extract the sata drivers onto a memory stick or floppy disk and press F6 before windows xp loads and specify to use the sata drivers which you can download from the motherboards manufacturers website generally as a zip file which you will first need to extract into a folder.

If that does not work using the memory stick you can use nlite to slipstream the drivers with your windows xp disc :

Nlite download


if you need more help post back

Apr 11, 2009 | Mercury KVM800M Motherboard

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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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Blue screen comes


dear sir

for hp laptop they told that this laptopr only support windows vista but if u need to install windows xp u hav to make a sata or scsi drvier disk or cd for making cd u have to download a software call "Nlite" it's a softwaere to make a bootable cd with sata driver or u need to install from floppy u have to perchase or rented usb floppy drvier it's help u....:)

thanks
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jo_chinmay

Jan 05, 2009 | Compaq Presario Notebook

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Installation win xp in toshiba sattelite


ok my friend its not that easy but its always possible

fisrt just to know why u r unable to install xp because u have the HARD DISK SATA

and windows xp wont detect it because there are no definitions for SATA HDD.

so what should we do to fix this problem, you will know that by following these steps:

at the begining you need a floppy disk and floppy disk drive (i know thats not available in the new laptops, so u might need to buy one).

ok now we will need to download the SATA definitions from here:
http://www.4shared.com/file/37736514/7da1991f/raid138.html
and save it in the floppy disk (dont forget to unzip the file first).

now lets start the windows installation process (as usual).
u before you get to load the windows file there will be a prompt (in the buttom of the screen) asking you (press F6 if u need to install a third party...........) now press F6 quickly.
you will have a new screen with three options (S= specify, enter= continue or F3= exit).
now lets press S.
you will have a prompt asking you to (insert the labeled disk manufacturer ................).
lets insert the floppy disk now. and press enter
and when its asking you to select definition, select RAID driver.
and when its asking you about windows logo testing press yes.
and after finishing the definition process it will detect the HDD.
now continue installing windows as usual

enjoy XP (i know its a long story but its worth it :)

sure let me know what happened with u and for any other problems plz let me know

cheers

Aug 31, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite A135-S4527 Notebook

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Can't install Hard Drive MS Server 2003


HI.. please specify the ASRock motherboard model, check whether it is using which chipset as SATA Controller... ICH6 or ICH7 or ICH8 or ICH9

ICH5/6 Sata Raid drivers
http://down3.driversdown.com/Bios/ich5r_6300esb_ich6r_msft_raid.exe
ICH6/7/8 Sata Raid drivers
http://down3.driversdown.com/Mainboard/iata621_cd.exe
ICH9
http://downloadmirror.intel.com/14849/eng/f6flpy32.zip

Please tell me if u need anything else.....

Regards,

Siddesh Prabhu

Aug 30, 2008 | Intel Motherboard

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