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Windows installing problem in compaq v6409tu laptop

I am not able to do format when i made sata drive enable

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Go back into your your bios and disable SATA.
You must have IDE enabled if you don't have a SATA drive.
Once IDE is enabled again you should be able to format your drive.

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