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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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Re: HP nc6320 hardrive problems

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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Re: HP nc6320 hardrive problems

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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Getting drives not found/ active partition not found

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My laptop have inbuilt speakers but when i switch to volume control option it dispalys a message that no audio output device is installed and sound is also not coming

Check the Sound Drivers in device manager if the device is not installed you need to download the drivers from HP Web site by using the Product Number
If you can please specify the Product Number and Serial Number of the Laptop

Jul 14, 2012 | HP Compaq nc6320 Notebook

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Boot flash drive


Download the HP Format Tool and install it. Get your boot disk or the downloadable files and copy/extract them to a folder on your HD. Make sure anything on your USB Drive is backed up because we are going to format it...

Open the HP Format Tool
Start/Programs/Hewlett-Packard Company/HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool
It should automatically select your USB Drive.
Select FAT or FAT32 Under File System.
Select Create a DOS startup disk
Select using DOS system files located at and point to the folder containing the boot disk files.
Then click Start

Or you can download Win to flash ,follow the bellow link for details,
For Windows xp
For vista

Hope this helps.
Let me know if you need more information

Apr 26, 2011 | HP Compaq nc6320 Notebook

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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

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Bought HP Pavilion dv2910tx,not able to install Windows XP. Help

If the install cannot detect the hard disk then the hard disk is faulty and needs replacing or the disk controller is faulty.
You can check if the hard disk is faulty by :-
Go into the BIOS and check if there a hard disk diagnostic.
If not then remove the hard drive and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter and plug it into a working computer's USB port.
If this computer see it as an external hard drive and you can view the contents of the drive then it is OK and the fault is the disk controller on the laptop.
To setup XP.
You insert the Windows CD and boot up the laptop with the CD.
You have done this correctly to get the hard disk error message.

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I cannot install win xp on my hp pavalion


the easiest way out is to change the bios settings so that the disk is running in native mode, search for that settings in bios then the windows XP installation should find your disks.

other way is to have a Disk drive and download the sata driver from the manufactory site.

third way is to make a new xp installation cd with the new driver.

but try the first one first. little more info about your computer should be helping me to help your more?

good luck

Sep 08, 2008 | PC Laptops

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Hard Drive with password protected.

I had the same problem. This is how I reset my password on a compaq or hp nc6320.
1. unplug the power cord
2. unplug the battery
3. take two screws from the ram cover on the back of the laptop (see youtube for this step)
4. open the keyboard
5. unplug the cmos battery cable (very easy to do)
6. plug power cable and turn on the laptop
7. laptop would erase passwords.
8. put everything back together.

A pleasure to help.
Javier Blanco

Mar 24, 2008 | HP Compaq nc6320 Notebook

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HP LAPTOP NC6320 wireless not working

hmm..sounds like an unhappy device.

the wireless is under control panel, wireless setup..

if it's not there, go to network connections, and see if it's there, and if so, enable or repair the connections

as to the stand by..take care of that's in control panel, display, settings or screen saver,

check your computers warranty here 4 FREE

Mar 11, 2008 | HP Compaq nc6320 Notebook

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HP Compaq nc6320 Boot Disk

in case you can get a non boot disk , u can install it by using a start up floppy disk for win9x

Nov 15, 2007 | HP Compaq nc6320 Notebook

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Same problem in HP dv6040ca

Firstly, the system configuration is normally in management menu or similair on your programmes menu. If not you will find that the bios menu in most laptops are basic and normally the main settings are hidden; you will need to speak to HP Technical for assistance in that. There is no reason to not be able to upgrade to XP Pro; but with an upgrade you would need to keep your original XP Home installation, otherwise you will need to completely install XP Pro firsly using the format option when you insert the Windows disc. As with most laptops all programmes and drivers are usually on a seperate partition on your hardrive, so be aware you are going to lose all this when formatting, so back up all files and settings. You may also have restore discs, if this being the case all programmes and operating system will be on them, so no need to worry about losing anything from your hardrive apart from your documents. Why do you need to dissable SATA?

Nov 20, 2006 | HP Compaq nc6320 Notebook

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Can't reinstall xp pro on my hp compaq nc6320

Stephane, I ran into the same problem after wiping out my Compaq nc6320 and trying to install XP Pro. The fix is to disable SATA Native mode. To do this: Enter F10 Setup then System Configuration>Device Configurations>SATA Native Mode and disable it, save the changes and now you should be able to install XP Pro. Remember, when I did this the drive was blank, I don't know if that makes a difference or not. Best of luck! Bryan P.S. If you want to enable SATA native mode after you have installed XP Pro check out this link:

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