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Install xp in compaq presario c700

Dear sir,

I purchased a new laptop compaq presario c700. When I tried to install os it is booting from cd but it is not recognising harddisk. I checked in BIOS but I didn't find the option where to find harddisk. So please provivide the solution

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  • SHINCHAN Dec 20, 2007

    I ALSO HAD THE SAME PROBLEM WITH MY NEW COMPAQ C700. WHEN I TRIED TO INSTALL XP, IT DOESNT DETECT ANY HARD DISK DRRIVE INSTALLED

  • sekhar ambient Dec 21, 2007

    Dear sir,

    I purchased a new laptop compaq presario c700. When I tried to install os it is booting from cd but it is not recognising harddisk. I checked in BIOS but I didn't find the option where to find harddisk. So please provivide the solution

  • Anonymous Jan 28, 2008

    I tried to install os it is booting from cd but it is not recognising harddisk. I checked in BIOS but I didn't find the option where to find harddisk. So please provivide the solution

  • Anonymous Feb 21, 2008

    u hv to go to bios, and change SATA hard disk setting, it should solve this problem

  • expresscs Mar 05, 2008

    I just purchased this laptop & had the same problem whilst trying to unistall vista & installing XP. Go to the Bios turn off sata controller (sounds studip as it is a sata hdd) Windows xp installed fine after that.

    Note: I am a technician.

    DB

  • Anonymous Mar 07, 2008

    what a load of nonsense Compaq is creating !



    I am going to return my laptop in principle so they wont make trash setups like this anymore.



    Yes the solution is to change the sata settings.

  • ajitb83 Mar 09, 2008

    Dear sir,

    I purchased a new laptop compaq presario c700. When I tried to install os it is booting from cd but it is not recognising harddisk. I checked in BIOS but I didn't find the option where to find harddisk. So please provivide the solution

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2008

    yes i also have the same problem,

    its shows that no hard drive detected . pls press f3 to abort installation.



    however it is accpeting win98 .

  • Mr Khan Apr 12, 2008

    i have compaq presario c700 laptop. i wan tto install win xp on it. i have disable sata drive. the first step of windows has started but when it restarts the message come NTDLR is missing . help me what i do.
    plz mail me the solution .thanx in advance.
    mr khan

  • cyrix Apr 17, 2008

    Dear sir,

    I purchased a new laptop compaq presario c700. When I tried to install os it is booting from cd but it is not recognising harddisk. I checked in BIOS but I didn't find the option where to find harddisk. So please provivide the solution as soon as possible

  • yuvithelonly May 10, 2008

    i have the same problem but can anyone tell me that if i turn off sata setting and xp is installed what about the drivers of sound and other things"? how do i enable sta settings and install xp is there any way to use sata and install xp and no other problem of sound and other drivers ?
    plz mail me it will be a favour
    i have presario c
    700

  • aatish May 12, 2008

    same thing

  • Anonymous May 16, 2008

    Same problem. Presume its something to do with the recovery system. This is unacceptable!

  • paapu May 18, 2008

    hi this is mohan, i tried to install xp in compaq notebook but its not detecting the hard disk itself. if i disable the sata option in bios setting will it affect in any way (like couldnt install any software or any drivers) for my notebook. plz help me if you can. plz send me the solution fast.

  • grtrichy Jun 19, 2008

    i have seen the same problem after loading win xp setup file the hard disk not decting.

  • lloren_c Jul 16, 2008

    my problem is my laptop c700 windows vista change to windows xp the problem is the windows xp not recognised of hardisk what should i do?

  • mabartolucci Jul 19, 2008

    I am try to install xp and I am having the same problem. When I start to install XP it says I have no hard drive.

    the

    FDisk says there is a drive but the XP install disk says otherwise

  • Anonymous Jul 31, 2008

    I have a new Compaq Presario C700 Laptop. when i tried to install XP. Windows XP Cannot find HDD

  • Anonymous Aug 01, 2008

    Dear Sir,



    I purchased new compaq c700 but when i bot from windows xp cds its day hard disk didnt found ur system. how can i install windows xp



    Thankx

  • rahulroming Aug 08, 2008

    i m not able to install win xp in compaq c700 laptop pls give me the solution.

  • hussain hussain Sep 02, 2008

    i cant instal xp on compaq c7000 i does not show me the harddrive

  • hussain hussain Sep 02, 2008

    yes

  • arun5167 Sep 05, 2008

    I bot Compaq Presario V3780TU Model laptop. Its not have sata disable option in BIOS to install XP. I want to install XP in it. Pl suggest me how to?

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  • netriderss Sep 13, 2008

    Yes i have same problem



  • dennis kitchen Nov 17, 2008

    so what is the solution

  • Anonymous Nov 21, 2008

    not reading the windows cd



  • krimznsk8r Nov 24, 2008

    I have installed xp pro but am haveing trouble finding grafix card drivers as well as wireless lan,ect if anyone knows where to find any of these drivers please leave me some links Thank you so verry much!


  • Anonymous Dec 21, 2008

    Compaq Hewlett Packard Presario C700

  • krishna_rend Dec 27, 2008

    same problem

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2008

    i have the same problem

  • Anonymous Jan 24, 2009

    i have the same problem
    my email is maungmaung016@yahoo.com
    plz provide me the solution

  • Anonymous Jan 24, 2009

    i hav the same problem
    i need the solution
    plz


  • medwene Jan 28, 2009

    when i try to install windows xp on compaq presario c700 notebook, a message keeps telling that there is no hard disk on the pc.



  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2009

    Dear all...
    Hello.. I have a problem while installing the Win XP for Presario V3929.. ther're no hardisk was detected.. I've tried to go to BIOS but I didn't find the way to change the hardisk mode to "SATA DISABLE". is there a solution for this?
    thanks a lot before..

    regards..

  • shinemol Feb 08, 2009

    I purchased a new laptop compaq presario c700. When I tried to install os it is booting from cd but it is not recognising harddisk. I checked in BIOS but I didn't find the option where to find harddisk. So please provivide the solution


  • shafi_521 Feb 15, 2009

    i disabled sata and i completed the instalation but there is no audio,video .how can i get them

  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2009

    Compaq Hewlett Packard Presario C700T

  • onlinedjz Feb 28, 2009

    not recognizing harddisk when installing windows xp

  • Anonymous Mar 01, 2009

    my laptop was virus attacked. so i decided to format my laptop.

    so i tried to install windows xp sp2. sfter i inserting the xp cd into the cd drive and restarting it, i got a command"press any key to boot from cd" and i followed the procedure for installing. but while installing it never showed me the harddiscs i.e where do u want to install windows xp, press c to create partion, press f to format. it directly went to the final window and after completion my pc is not starting. if any body having any solution plz tell me

  • taran_dhadda Mar 08, 2009

    sir m not installed widow xp on my laptop plz solve this problem............

  • Kshirsagar Mar 10, 2009

    yes i have same problem but
    my model no. is presarioV3604TU


  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2009

    I have installed xp on my HP Presario C700 notebook but I don't get any drivers for my sounds, video, ect.?

  • naveen_ss Mar 25, 2009

    I purchased a new laptop compaq presario c700. When I tried to install
    os it is booting from cd but it is not recognising harddisk. I checked
    in BIOS but I didn't find the option where to find harddisk. So please
    provivide the solution

  • Anonymous Apr 02, 2009

    Using XP installer CD, when we reach the point to select the partition to install normally it have to show all partition for selecting. But for C700 it show that no harddisk found. I check in bios using diag. the result is Harddisk OK. Why XP installation cannot find harddisk.......



  • caramal34 Apr 04, 2009

    Hi I disabled the sata settings, I tried deleting the partition and running the setup of xp and it keeps changing the partition back. Can anyone tell me what's wrong?

  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2009

    I have compq presario c700 notebook but iwant to load windows xp replacing windows vista

  • gfhfdghsdgs Nov 28, 2009

    Dear sir, I purchased a new laptop compaq presario c700. When I tried to install os it is booting from cd &started win xp after copy file system is restarted but the win is not running win is like hang

    so wt is solutions

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Dear sir, I purchased a new laptop compaq presario c700. When I tried to install os it is booting from cd but it is not recognising harddisk. I checked in BIOS but I didn't find the option where to find harddisk. So please provivide the solution

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I have compaq presario c700 laptop. i wan tto install win xp on it. i have disable sata drive. the first step of windows has started but when it restarts the message come NTDLR is missing . help me what i do.
plz mail me the solution .thanx in advance.
mr khan insert cd windows xp press R to repair type in: copy e:\\i365\ntldr c:\ copy e:\\i386\ntdetect.com c:\

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U hv to go to bios, and change sata hard disk setting, it will solve the problem

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  • skdotnet Feb 21, 2008

    u hv to go to bios setting and change the sata hard disk setting, it should solve the problem

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Hi All,


While the System is booting up , press F10 button .It takes you to BIOS Settings Page . There by pressing the right Arrow Key Go to System Configuration Settings . Browse down to SATA Drive . by Default it is found to be Enabled . Click on Enter , you find two options "Enabled /Disabled" . Select Disabled .
Press F10 ( which means Save and Exit ) ..

And enjoy .. Hope this resolves as it did for me .

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I have able to solve all the probleum except one probleum that when i am using function key and pressing volume key to increase or decrease or mute its not workong please help me sir

Posted on Sep 14, 2008

  • rajat jain Sep 14, 2008

    i have able to solve all the probleum except that whn i am using the function key to increase or decrease or mute the sound its not working at all . please help.

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I need Compaq_Presario_C700_All_drivers xp windows plz send me the link

Posted on Nov 22, 2008

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Hi,
After disble sata native obtion Windows XP was install but after that any Drivers like video, sound etc. does not install on compaq presario C700 laptop. Pls help me for that. I am computer reseller.

Ajit

Posted on Mar 10, 2008

  • ajitb83 Mar 10, 2008

    hi,



    After disabling Sata native option windows Xp was install but any drivers does not install on compaq presario C700 laptop. Pls help me for this problem.



    Ajit

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Go in to System Setup (F9 I think) and find the SATA Native setting and set it to 'disabled'.

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I fixed this problem by disabling the native sata support in the BIOS and googling and downloading the hardware drivers.

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Thanks for the solution ......even iam facing the same problem....

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I found the solution

IN the bios, disable SATA Native Support under the System Configuration chapter

then you can install XP

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Hie,i have a laptop compaq presario c700 when i tried to down grade to XP it cannot boot or load.please help because from the bios it showing factory loaded os Vista

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Dear sir/madam

in this problem go to bios set sata nagavative disable mode

then run xp it will instal

thank u

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    thk murali from the problem install xp

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Use nlite to make a custom copy of win xp and load the sata drivers from hp website into the setup file worked for me

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

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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Thanx i have solove my problem

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Change the sata settings

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It shouldve already had the os installed.
try cold starting the pc and pressing f11 to see if will reinstall from the recovery partition(if it has one)
if not call the manufacture and act stupid. tell them you came home hit the power button and this is whats happening

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Hi Friends,
Compaq Presario PC Notebook's main problem's are Audio Driver, Software Installation etc..
For these problems you can visit a link by just Click Here .
For any other problems with this Notebook you can Click Here .

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The problem is that the drive is a SATA drive. Windows XP has a limited selection of SATA drivers. You have to go to the HP website, download the driver and create a floppy disk with the installation. THEN you have to find someone wiht an external floppy so that the drivers might be loaded during installation (you have to click on F6 at the beggining of windows XP installation).

OR you could slipstream your drivers into a Windows XP disc of your creation. Google "Slipstream SATA drivers on Windows XP" for instructions.

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Dear sir, I purchased a new laptop compaq presario c700. When I tried to install os it is booting from cd but it is not recognising harddisk. I checked in BIOS but I didn't find the option where to find harddisk. So please provivide the solution


same problem

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Hi dear all,

I am having the solution,
Pls find the SCSI drivers from your driver cd and than customize the xp
and add the drivers of the same. you can use nlite software for the same.


Ok. Enjoy

Posted on Jul 07, 2009

This solved my problem. I disabled sata native mode in bios. But my internal audio is not working. Please anybody provide me the link where I can download Universal Audio Architecture(UAA) & Audio drivers for Presario C700 laptop.

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Thanks i have solved the probelm. my new problem now is that it would not play on external speakers. It would play with its built in speakers though, but when you try to connect it with external ones, to have it atleast an audible sound to my audiences, it will not make any sound. please help.

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Anybody plz help me ... am having compaq presario c700 but dont have avudio and graphics driver's plz give me link to download the same...

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If the BIOS cannot detect the hard drive, then it could faulty.
If this laptop is new, then it is still under warranty, take it back to the supplier for a warranty repair or a replacement.
If you try to repair it, you may void your warranty.

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The hard disk may be set to Enhanced AHCI SATA mode. Look for Legacy or IDE mode setting in BIOS menu options.
XP SP2 does not recognise Enhanced SATA mode hard disks.
see http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/10/23/windows-xp-setup-could-not-detect-and-find-any-sata-hard-disk-drive-on-ahci-mode/ 
You may be able to use NLite to make a CD which has correct SATA drivers.

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SOURCE: Dear sir, I purchased a new laptop compaq

Well to be honest that laptop i see has been out for a while so not sure ho wnew it is...
But if you are doing a Install of the OS and it is not going, then it could be a problem with the actual hard drive so i can say, call Hp and see if it still under warranty if it is new and have them have a go at it, if it is not under warranty then it could be the hard drive, OS install will go through if all is well, Hardware boots up first in initial computer startup.
So if it is stating that it cannot find one, then unfortunately there is only that much you can do..
In bios the only thing you may see is boot sequence, and if you see that and enter into it then you should see something like..
HDD hard drive CD/DVD drive Network Adapter
then whatever else is there to boot...
So call HP and try to see about that...

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Dear sir, I purchased a new laptop compaq presario c700. When I tried to install os it is booting from cd but it is not recognising harddisk. I checked in BIOS but I didn't find the option where to find...


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Dear sir, I purchased a new laptop compaq presario c700. When I tried to install os it is booting from cd but it is not recognising harddisk. I checked in BIOS but I didn't find the option where to find...


Well to be honest that laptop i see has been out for a while so not sure ho wnew it is...
But if you are doing a Install of the OS and it is not going, then it could be a problem with the actual hard drive so i can say, call Hp and see if it still under warranty if it is new and have them have a go at it, if it is not under warranty then it could be the hard drive, OS install will go through if all is well, Hardware boots up first in initial computer startup.
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