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HP nc6320 hardrive problems

I ran a disk sanitize on my laptop . I want to install win xp home but after installing cd and going through set up, the system doesnt recognize any hardrive installed. what do I do to fix this?

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Go to the bios pressing F10. Click on the configuration> and then disable the ( Sata Native Mode). THis should work. Try it.

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I have the same problem,
i tried to reformat my laptop and in the bios i pressed 'restore default' and after that my laptop wont turn on and this screen where it gives me options 'start **rmally' or 'safe mode' and when i click either one it comes back to the same screen, my friend told me to install an windows XP pro but my hard drive wont read it for some reason and keeps telling me there's ** hard drive, i just replaced the hard drive but the same problem.

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I am having a toshiba portage m205 with win xp . Windows got crashed when I tried to load windows with recovery cd It doesnt recognize its recovery disk Pls help .


Hello

you can do one thing
with that your data will be saved.

try a bootable cd of win XP & install os again without formating C: Drive, just overwrite the os instalation in same drive.

maybe after that your problem will be solved

Thanks

Dec 30, 2010 | Toshiba Portege M205-S810 Tablet PC

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I have original win Xp Home ed. but it is on recovery disk. I changed my motherboard and i could not install my windows from that disk. I want seperate cd of Win XP Home edition.


I'm afraid its a case of buying one. I'd try ebay, the latest version is SP3.

Alternatively you could download and install Ubuntu. Its a free operating system. Google Ubuntu, all instructions are there on the Ubuntu website.

Jun 28, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Can i somehow just re install xp to solve my black screen, i did safe mode and disk check


Yes, you can re-install win xp, just follow this procedure- 1) As you turn on your laptop, start pressing "delete" button.Press it how many times you can. 2) After pressing the button.A blue screen will appear. 3) In that go to BIOS option. 4) In that option you will find and option named 'first boot' or similar like that. 5) Click on that option and change it to cd-rom. 6) save the settings and exit. 7) Then insert the win xp cd, before turning on your laptop. 8) Your laptop will automatically recognize the win xp cd on startup. After the cd is read by your laptop. 9) An option will appear "press any key to continue" or similar like that. 10) Press any key. And you will automatically will be taken to win xp installation window. 11) Press 'enter' to install win xp. 12) Then a confirmation window will appear. Check whatever you want to do to your laptop.
NOTE- installing win xp again will cause you your saved data lost. if you dont want to loose your data then just format 'c' drive of your laptop.
enjoy!! THANK YOU

Oct 12, 2009 | HP Mini 1000 Netbook

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Just bought a laptop cheap as on trade me for extra battery was told that it was broken but fired it up and works but is asking me for a user name and password to log on to windows. can i over ride it or...


keep the laptop, hope it got a working cd-rom/dvd-drive !(if not, take-out /replace the harddisk)
-win xp has to be removed from harddisk,
the hd must be formatted so you got a blank hd to set up your new system

you'll need :
- antoher PC with internet connection and cd/dvd-burner
- a win98 installation cd or bootable savecopy of it,
- a new win-xp install cd plus cd-key
- a program called PC Wizard(download)
and a bit of time...(one night or two:-)

follow instructions:

if you can enter bios (press F1 or F2 or Del)
during booting), youre lucky...

enter bios while booting, in the menu look for boot otions or devices, change order of boot devices, so that cd/dvd-drive is 1st, then save and exit (F10)
insert win98-CD, boot from cd, try to setup win98, you'll be asked to erase/ format all data/installations/partitions
on the harddisk (drive c:,probably), do so, format the drive using the FAT32-file system,
then end installation without fully setting up win 98.
now you should have a blank disk witout any operation system on it.

now put in win xp cd, go through the whole installation process
install and run pc wizard(it'll tell you all hardware devices of the laptop)
get the proper drivers for the notebook for win-xp from the net(google might be helpful)
install them.
happy computing!

if all this did not work, remove the harddisk,(you'll have to unscrew a lot of the laptop)
replace it by a new s-ata ide-drive()and..
erh.. come again then, this is a long process as well

Jul 23, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2 Full...

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Can't boot with Cd-Rom unable to install windows XP


Well, maybe I can try, thus in your bios setting you can boot using usb cdrom? Or maybe its time to change your cdrom drive already. If you can borrow a good spare cdrom. Take this in for the meantime in exchange for your installed cdrom. Maybe your cdrom drive is faulty. Then if this is ok, it is now easy for you to get on.

Second option, you can take out your harddrive prime it, then have a partition (say d:\) with a copy of full copy of xp installer, and other important installer just have it foldered. Then I assume you can boot using a floppy drive with win98 rescue disk. After booting goto harddrive partition with xp installer. then click setup and set it up in c:\ . Then your go other software, installed it manually.

I do this coz it much faster to installed using harddrive and also it is only in xp.

Hope this helps. comments if I miss something.

May 05, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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I have Dell inspiron 1525 laptop with windows Vista home premium


go to bios setup n change sata driver to ATA from AHCI n  also disable da flash play module

Mar 18, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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I have a hp 6735s with win vista installed in it. i want to use win XP but it wont install in this computer system.what should i do?


Problem : When Windows XP was made there was no concept of SATA drives now ur drive is SATA and ur installation disc does not contain drivers for ur Hard disk thats why it is unable to find ur hard disk as it doesnt recognize it u need sata raid drivers on ur windows inst cd

Solution:

this specific model HP 6735 was shipped with vista OS and drivers now u are downgrading it to XP it depends on the installation disc if it is new one like SP3 included then u would have never faced this issue in ur case u should get a RAID driver from www.intel.com and then include them in ur copy of windows XP cd to load them at the startup of installation , so u need them in the first place to carry out installation, u have to do some job here download RAID DRIVERS from www.intel.com select ur board and chipset either it is 945 or 965 gm and then download nlite a software used to integrate these drivers to ur inst disk , u can also include SP3 thru this software in ur current win xp cd

http://www.nliteos.com/

just download sata drivers from intel and nlite from the link and install the software integrate these drivers and burn ur cd incl them and then install normally as u were installing them earlier now it will recognize ur drive simple for more info how to do check this out

http://www.zimbio.com/Laptop+Reviews/articles/10840/How+Integrate+Floppy+SATA+RAID+Driver+Windows

http://lifehacker.com/386526/slipstream-service-pack-3-into-your-windows-xp-installation-cd

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Mar 12, 2009 | HP Compaq 6735s Notebook

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Installing WIN XP SP2 in aToshiba Satellite A205-S7459 Vista original


Problem : When Windows XP was made there was no concept of SATA drives now ur drive is SATA and ur installation disc does not contain drivers for ur Hard disk thats why it is unable to find ur hard disk as it doesnt recognize it u need sata raid drivers on ur windows inst cd

simple solution: get WINDOWS XP CD with SP3 it contains support for sata drives

Workable Solution:

this specific model of Toshiba was shipped with vista OS and drivers now u are downgrading it to XP it depends on the installation disc if it is new one like SP3 included then u would have never faced this issue in ur case u should get a RAID driver from www.intel.com and then include them in ur copy of windows XP cd to load them at the startup of installation , so u need them in the first place to carry out installation, u have to do some job here download RAID DRIVERS from www.intel.com select ur board and chipset either it is 945 or 965 gm and then download nlite a software used to integrate these drivers to ur inst disk , u can also include SP3 thru this software in ur current win xp cd

SATA DRIVER FROM:

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/license_agr.aspx?url=/17268/eng/iata87enu.exe&ProductID=2800&agr=Y&sType=&PrdMap=&DwnldId=17268&strOSs=45&OSFullName=Windows*%20XP%20Home%20Edition&lang=eng

http://www.nliteos.com/

just download sata drivers from intel and nlite from the link and install the software integrate these drivers and burn ur cd incl them and then install normally as u were installing them earlier now it will recognize ur drive simple for more info how to do check this out

http://www.zimbio.com/Laptop+Reviews/articles/10840/How+Integrate+Floppy+SATA+RAID+Driver+Windows

http://lifehacker.com/386526/slipstream-service-pack-3-into-your-windows-xp-installation-cd

after windows XP installation u will have one more task to find drivers for ur notebooks with XP support but it is the next step if ur some hardware like modem / sound/ doesnt work then i can help more

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Mar 03, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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I have a toshiba g35-av600 laptop and Im trying to install xp but since the drives come in a raid array the installation doesnt recognize the HDD. If you press the F6 key at the first blue screen you are...


If the installation CD of Win XP does not recognize your harddrive(s), it is usually because SATA support is not working until you install from a Win XP CD that includes Service Pack 2.
Toshiba has an article about this problem here.
If the install with Service Pack 2 still fails, then the only option left is to integrate the necessary drivers from Toshiba's support web page (download) into your installation CD. Softpedia has an excellent guide how to do that. You can find that here.

Jan 28, 2009 | Toshiba Qosimo G35-AV660 Notebook

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No OS FOUND on my Pavilion a1600n (preinstalled Win XP) can I install Win XP Home Edition I bought. My recovery disk will not work.


boot with win xp setup disk.
set first boot devic as cd drive then insert win xp disk into it.
then follow wthe procedure .try to repair os win xp .if it is not found bye setup go to recovery console run this command: CHKDSK /r
then wait untill cmd probmpt.
ten u can repair win xp

Sep 15, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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