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I have a Compaq Presario c306 us. I wiped the HD and am installing XP Professional on it. However, during the setup it reports that there is no HD, and it goes no further. I've wiped and reloaded dozens of machines and have never encountered this. I don't think it's in need of a SCSI or a RAID driver, and even if it does, the machine doesn't have a floppy drive. Please help!

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  • argyle399 May 26, 2009

    It's a SATA. I always had assumed it was an IDE. I guess I need to get a USB floppy drive and pull the RAID driver off of HP's website, correct? Thanks.

  • Yannick Verhoog May 11, 2010

    Is it a RAID, SCSI, IDE or SATA harddisk?

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If you have taken the HDD out, perhaps the Compaq adapter they use with sata drives isn't seated or connecting properly or (as I have done myself) is on backwards
Try taking it out, remove the adapter, place the adapter back on HDD, place HDD back in.. On start up check bios to ensure it detects the HDD
If yes problem solved
If not, try same with known good HDD to establish if IDE controller has 'given up'

Posted on May 25, 2009

  • Emilie May 26, 2009

    you shouldn't need raid drivers.. BECAUSE you only have 1 Hard Disk Drive.

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