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Hard drives not detected

I m hving my compaq nx7400 notebook,i m reinstalling windows xp pack-2,i m getting error that 'INSTALLING DOES NOT CONTINUE ,B'COZ HARD DRIVES NOT PROPERLY DETECTED OR NOT PROPERLY INSTALLED',i have install windows 98 ,it gets installed but i m get6ting this problem with windows 2000 & windows xp

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Change same parameters in bios, delete name of hdd nad go with bootable cd for instalation. Sure Work

Posted on Oct 24, 2007

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You should repartition your hdd. using disk manager, 1st step. do zero level, then low format. after doing those step. make partition and install your os. good luck

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I get no hard disk drive detected when booting or trying to reinstall windows xp service pack. What do I need to do?

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My HP Compaq NX7400 notebook shows only the hp logo and then the screen goes black/blank. Windows xp boots regularly, I can hear the sound and if I attach the vga cable on the back I can use the computer....

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Can't install xp

Are you receiving any error messages when you try to install Windows XP?
If it is not detecting your Hard Disk follow the steps below:
Go into the BIOS setup (press f10 during boot process), System configuration and disable SATA Native Support. Try installing XP again and it should see your hard drive.

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Not recognizing hard disc drive for windows xp reinstall .

Reseat the HDD of the sys.
It will be on the lower panel of the sys

Mar 22, 2010 | HP Compaq Presario C304NR Notebook

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Reinstalled Windows xp professional to my acer aspire 3610

1.change another Installation CD of Windows XP service pack 2 or install Windows Vista.
2. if any track of your CD is corrupted, then this type of error comes.
3. sometime if your hard is not formated correctly, then also some fatal error comes.
4. when formating always do full format, donot do quick format.

Jun 23, 2009 | Acer Aspire 3610 Notebook

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Insataling windows xp problms

i believ ur using 32 bit operating system.change the boot sequence by pressing F12 at restart and select cd/dvd rom option while the windows cd still inside the drive,,format the c drive completely{if possible format the whole hdd} and then reinstall the windows os xp..i hope it will work fine,,just follow the screen prompts very very carefully and u will find everything mentioned,,best of luck

May 14, 2009 | HP Compaq Presario CQ60Z Notebook

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I m not able to install win xp sp2 on my compaq notebook

windows xp cant detect ur hdd bcoz its SATA hdd.

1. Install vista instead of XP
2. You need to disable this SATA feature in BIOS to install OS.

SATA disable steps.

1. Restart the computer and start tapping F10 key.
2. Choose System Configuration tab.
3. Disable SATA native support.
4. Save and Exit the BIOS by pressing F10 key

Aug 21, 2008 | HP Compaq Presario V5000Z Notebook

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About hard disk

I am assuming you got this error while trying to install Windows XP. If so, The solution to this problem will result in the LOSS OF ALL DATA ON YOUR HARD DRIVE. This is a two part process.

1) Check to make sure hard drive is seated in laptop well.
   Enter BIOS and ensure that your hard drive is detected. If not, try the auto detect feature that most BIOS' have and see if this detects your hard drive. If not, try restoring the BIOS defaults and see if that works. If not, hard drive may be bad.
   Continue to part 2.

2) Insert your Windows XP CD and boot computer from the CD and wait for setup to load.
  • At the Setup Notification screen, press Enter to continue.
  • At the "Welcome to Setup" screen, hit Enter to continue.
  • Read the Windows XP Licensing Agreement and press F8 to agree.
  • On the Xp Setup screen, you'll create an installation partition, but first some housekeeping. If you have any existing partitions you must delete all of them before proceeding.  After deleting all partitions, select "Unpartitioned space" and pressing Enter. And then press Enter again to confirm the partition size as is (it should already be set to the maximum size).
  • Next, select "Format the partition using the NTFS file system" and press Enter. Xp will now install.
If the same error appears then the hard drive is probably bad.

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Do you have sata disks? Go to bios and find a option related to sata or raid, and select "compatible mode" or "ide" depending on your bios. Other way is to have your disks drivers ready and when xp ask to install third party drivers you press F6 or the key that xp wil ask to install this drivers during os instalation.

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