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Hi, I have a HP NX6310 notebook with Win Xp Pro installed. I need to reformat it after it was heavily virused, and reinstall Win Xp but without the recovery disks I am rather helpless. The recovery...


You can't see any HDD's when trying to install because your BIOS system was set the IDE controller to an AHCI, you can set this to native IDE and windows XP setup will read a HDD's..
If you need set the IDE controller to AHCI you need Intel AHCI controller driver for your system, you can see it during installation process to press F6, you must use floppy diskette and put the driver onto it.
Another way to install AHCI driver is Integrate the driver into Windows Installation directory..See here for more details..

Aug 10, 2011 | HP Compaq nx6310 Notebook

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It would be good to give some help in this tutorial regarding SATA controllers...


NOTE: This Tip can be Hard, I recommend Advanced Users Only.

The first issue we encounter is that computers with pre-installed operating systems take up the entire drive. Luckily Microsoft included the Shrink volume feature in Vista, so we can easily shrink the Vista partition down to make room for XP.

Open the Computer Management panel, which you can find under Administrative tools or by right-clicking the Computer item in the start menu and choosing Manage. Find the Disk Management item in the list and select that.

Now we'll shrink our volume down by right-clicking on the main hard drive and choosing Shrink Volume.

Now you can choose the size that you want to shrink, which really means you are choosing the size that you want your XP partition to be. Whatever you do, don't just use the default. I chose roughly 10gb by entering 10000 into the amount.

This step might be confusing, because we need to change the cd-rom drive that's invariably taking up D: at the moment, because we want to use D: for the Windows XP partition, but it's already taken by the cd-rom drive. If you skip this step than XP will install onto the E: drive, which isn't the end of the world, but it's not quite as tidy.
Right-click on the cd-rom drive in the list and choose Change Drive Letter and Paths from the menu.

Now we'll change the CD drive to use E: by selecting that in the drop-down.

Now we can create a new partition for XP to live on and make sure that the drive letter is set the way we want. If you do not create a partition now the XP install will do so automatically, but it's easier and cleaner to do it this way.

Right-click on the Unallocated free space area and then select New Simple Volume from the menu.

Follow through the wizard and select whatever options you'd like, making sure to use D: as the drive letter.

Now you will need to close out of disk management and reboot your computer. This is because we can't do the next step until we reboot. (you can try, but it won't work)

So we've come back from rebooting… open up Computer from the start menu and then right-click on the D: drive and select properties. Give your partition a meaningful name like "XP". It would be wise to name the C: drive to "Vista" at this point as well.

Now you'll want to pop your XP cd into the drive and boot off it. You may have to configure your BIOS to enable booting off the CD drive, or if your computer says something like "Hit Esc for boot menu" you might want to use that.

Once you come to the screen where you can choose the partition to install on, then choose either the unpartitioned space or the new partition you created. Whatever you do, don't try and install onto your Vista partition! See how much cleaner it is now that we've labeled each partition distinctly?

We'll assume XP is completely installed at this point, and you will have lost your ability to boot into Windows Vista, so we'll need to use the VistaBootPro utility to restore the Vista boot loader.

Download and install VistaBootPro from vistabootpro.org

During the install you'll be forced to install the .NET 2.0 framework. Open up VistaBootPRO and then click on the System Bootloader tab. Check the "Windows Vista Bootloader" and then "All Drives" radio buttons, and then click on the Install Bootloader button.

At this point, the Windows Vista bootloader is installed and you'll only be able to boot into Vista, but we'll fix that. Instead of manually doing the work, we'll just click the Diagnostics menu item and then choose Run Diagnostics from the menu.

This will scan your computer and then automatically fill in the XP version.. click on the "Manage OS Entries" tab and then click in the textbox for Rename OS Entry, and name it something useful like "Windows XP" or "The Windows That Works"

Click the Apply Updates button and then reboot your computer… you should see your shiny new boot manager with both operating systems in the list!

If you get an error saying "unable to find ntldr" when trying to boot XP, you'll need to do the following:
  • Find the hidden files ntldr and ntdetect.com in the root of your Vista drive and copy them to the root of your XP drive.
  • If you can't find the files there, you can find them in the \i386\ folder on your XP install cd
You can share information between the drives, but I wouldn't recommend messing with the other operating system's partition too much… it might screw up your files. What I do recommend is that you store most of your files on a third drive shared between the operating systems… you could call that partition "Data".

This works if you have the operation system "Windows Vista."

on Apr 24, 2009 | HP Pavillion ZV6000 Athlon 64 3500+ 15.4in...

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Hi i have a Toshiba Satellite Pro L300 i have reformatted the hard drive and am trying to instal windows xp Professional Genuine CD. I can access bios utility no problem and i start install for winxp it...


This because you dont have AHCI drivers required for Win XP and you set in BIOS either sata controller or ide controller to an AHCI. You must set to native IDE or anything else like that.
If you wish set an AHCI driver you must press F6 during starting windows XP setup. And put the drivers (get it here) to floppy disk, it will prompted to install required drivers..
Another way to install driver without floppy disk you must inject the driver to windows XP installation CD...

P.S : you cant put the drivers onto floppy, because it wont be read by Windows XP setup..

Aug 08, 2011 | Toshiba Satellite Pro L300 Notebook

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I cant view any partitions while installing windows xp. wats the pblm


Does the XP Install indicate that no hard drive is found? If so, either your hard drive is not properly connected, or your system requires a driver in order to access the controller. If this is not a new hard drive, it's possible your drive has a physical problem.
Drive diagnostic software that tests the ability to read/write the drive can be found here:
http://www.grc.com - Get a copy of SpinRite and use it to do a Level 2 Recovery

In your BIOS settings, make sure there is no AHCI mode enabled. XP needs additional drivers for AHCI mode. Change the hard drive compatibility setting so that you're not using AHCI mode, then try your install again.
Also check to be sure that your IDE/SATA controllers are enabled and set to AUTO.

Mar 05, 2011 | Seagate Computers & Internet

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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 have toshiba satellite L505-S5990 model.i have installed windows xp by changing the settings in Bios that is sata hard disk enabled as compatable mode from AHCI.if i change to AHCI i can't install...


If you would like to make use of the SATA controller's AHCI features, you should enable this BIOS feature. But please note that enabling this feature requires you to load the SATA controller driver during the Windows XP installation routine.
If you do not intend to use the AHCI features, it's recommended that you disable this BIOS feature. This allows you to use the native Windows XP driver. You won't need to load the SATA controller driver during the Windows XP installation routine.

Read more: http://www.techmetica.com/howto/sata-ahci-mode-bios-setting.-what-does-it-do/#ixzz0y5ObAtN8

Aug 30, 2010 | Toshiba Computers & Internet

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Can not get it installed on Note Book computer


You should go to BIOS and set "mapped as AHCI" to SATA/IDE mode". Find any information regarding AHCI, SATA/ID mode or anything like that on your BIOS. then try to install Windows XP Home Edition

Aug 24, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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I have a laptop a205-s6812 and i want to install xp but it wont continue it say about hdd cannot detect and i know you know what i mean? and cant you help me to solve this


I can't be sure, but probably the reason is that you have a SATA disk drive and the BIOS AHCI settings are not those that XP expects.
This is a tricky workaround: enter the BIOS and flip the AHCI settings, boot in XP and see whether the disk is now recognized. Once you install XP, you need to install the appropriate disk drivers for AHCI support. BEWARE - at that point, after the next reboot, the situation will be MIRRORED: you won't be able to see the hard disk with the new drives until you flip the AHCI back! (My guess is that the current setting is for Vista and says something like "Top AHCI performance" or the like. You need something like "Good ol' slow and steady mode, non-AHCI, thanks". Once you have successfully updated XP, go back to the faster setting.

I have done this successfully on my Dell XPS 1330.

Let me know how it goes, and have a nice day!

Mar 06, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite A205-S6812 Laptop

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I want to install XP in lenovo y510


okie! a question? i have installed windows Xp with Sp3 on my Y510. Now whenever I try switching back to AHCI mode i end up with a BSOD. would it make any difference if i leave it in the compatibility mode? or how can i get it back to AHCI mode

Feb 17, 2009 | Lenovo IdeaPad Y510 Notebook

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Windows XP boots endless if SATA is set to AHCI


this is'nt so easy here an example solution:

Enabling SATA mode to AHCI after XP Install (applicable to most laptops, or systems) If you want to enable SATA mode as AHCI after installing Windows XP, then read on. It's a bit of a long read because of step-by-step instructions, but worth it.

I did this on on Acer Aspire 5315-2153, it seems like the basic strategy should work on other laptops or systems.

For whatever reason, you may have installed Windows XP on your new laptops with SATA Native Mode disabled in the BIOS. Once XP is installed, enabling it in the BIOS will result in a BSOD upon loading Windows because XP doesn't have the correct drivers.

I read that enabling SATA native mode will give you a slight performance inrease and slightly increased battery life, so it seems worthwhile to me smile.gif

Here's how I did it on a Acer Aspire 5315-2153 running Windows XP (32 Bit version):

- Download the Intel Matrix Storage Manager software from Intel (I think it's iata_enu.exe)or AHCI_Intel_v7.5.0.1017_XP.zip from Acer web site.

- Extract files from AHCI_Intel_v7.5.0.1017_XP.zip to e.g. C:\AHCI_Intel_v7_5_0_1017_XP files need: (you may delete the rest)

iaahci.cat
iaahci.inf
iastor.cat
iastor.inf
iastor.sys
TXTSSETUP.OEM

- Now go to Device Manager, under IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers you should

see: Intel 82801HEM/HBM SATA AHCI Storage Controller

- Right-Click on that and select Update Driver
- Say no to connecting to Windows Update to search, hit Next
- Select Install fro a list or specific location (Advanced), hit Next
- Select "Don't search. I will choose the driver to install", hit Next
- Select Have Disk
- Browse to C:\AHCI_Intel_v7_5_0_1017_XP and highlight the iastor.inf file, hit Open
- Select OK
- Now you should have a list of controllers, for the Acer 5315-2153 choose Intel 82801HEM/HBM SATA AHCI Storage Controller, hit Next
- You'll get warned that installing the device driver is not recommended, click Yes to continue installing
- Click Finish
- Click Yes to restart your computer

When your computer boots up, you need to hit F2 to enter the BIOS. Change SATA mode to AHCI, save changes and exit.

After you log into Windows, your computer will find the "new" hardware. Wait until you get the popup message to restart your computer, say Yes to restart one last time.

You may download also from Intel the RAID/AHCI Software - Intel® Matrix Storage Manager (iata70_enu.exe 5640KB) and install it in your system, it may fix in case you got the wrong Intel 82801 AHCI controller.

I give credit to Jamie Rybarczyk at HP Business Support Center forum for doing most of typing.

http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=186471

Jan 06, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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