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Hara 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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Re: hara drives not detected

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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Most users of Windows XP are using Windows XP service pack 2.
You can upgrade Windows XP service pack 2 by installing plain service pack 3.
This will upgrade and improve functionality to your current installation to Windows XP.
There are alot of versions of Windows XP Service pack 3 but i recommend downloading an official version from Microsoft's downloads center through the link below.

To after download is complete, install the file. Installation takes about 10 to 30 minutes depending on your system specifications.
If your current installation of Windows XP has too many errors, installation of service pack 3 may not be successful.
The solution to this is to reinstall your Operating System (OS) using your OS installation CD, then install Service pack 3.
How ever, OS re installation will erase all your data in your system partition so back up all your data.

To download an official copy of Windows XP service pack 3, follow this link:
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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:
Check the following document to install SATA dirver without using the floppy drive:

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Problem installing Windows XP with Asus P5RD1-VM series mothboard

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Sound off on my new compaq laptap

Hi, you can try these steps:

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First download and install the UAA driver from the following link:

After installing this, download and install the audio driver from the following link:

This will create a swsetup folder in C drive ("C:\swsetup\sp34200")

Installing this driver may result in an error. But continue with the following steps to get the audio driver installed correctly.

1. Click on Start and select Run. Now type devmgmt.msc and press enter.
2. Right click on "Audio device on High Definition Audio Bus" and click Update driver.
3. Select "Install from a list or specific location"
4. Click Next. Then select "Don't search, I will choose the driver to install"
5. Click Next and then select "Sound, video and game controller" from the list.
6. Click Next and then click Have Disk.
7. Click Browse C:\swsetup\sp34200 folder and select the .inf (wis30b2a) file and click open and Continue with the onscreen instructions.

*Please drop me a comment if there's anything i can do for you.

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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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