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Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer Make sure any hard disk drives are powered on and properly connected to your computer, and that any disk-related hardware configuration is correct. This may involve running a manufacturer-supplied diagnostic or setup program Setup cannot continue. To quit setup, press f3 Its hp pavilion dv6500 notebook pc, intel R Core Tm 2 Duo CPU My boot order is CD-ROM BOOT FLOPPY BOOT INTERNAL HETWORK ADAPTER BOOT I DON?T SEE THE HARD DISK IN THIS LIST

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Andy,

Most typical reason is when you have a SATA hard drive and you have RAID/SATA mode configured in your BIOS.

To resolve, restart your computer and select F10 to go to Setup.

Navigate the Configuration options to locate the Native-SATA setting.

Change the mode to IDE

Save and exit.

Hope this helps.



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Expansion card is partially dislodged from expansion slot on the motherboard. Turn off computer. Take cover off system unit.
Check all expansion cards to ensure they are securely seated in slots. Using even pressure on both ends of the expansion card, press down firmly on expansion card.
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CMOS setup has been changed. Run setup and select correct drive type.



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Keys jammed or defective. Replace keyboard.



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If a problem persists, please search for a solution or post a question in our tech support forum in our Help Desk.

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You must disable the native mode for the SATA in setup mode.

***NOTE*** be sure that you have all of your drivers for the SATA and all drivers for windows xp before beginning.

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