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Windows instaling problem

This is my first post to this forum. I have recently purchased the compaq presario V6409TU laptop.
When I wnat to reinstall windows xp professional (service pack -2)in it.I am not able to do so
some one told me to first disable SATA drive, then reinstall windows xp professional and after
installing windows again go to bios and make make SATA drive enable.I do this but when I again
make SATA enable a blue screen comes and laptop reboot again and again.I am not able to log to
windows when I made SATA drive enable,for log into the windows I have to made SATA drive disable.
Is there any way so I can take advantage of SATA drive enable.My laptop comes
with FREE DOS opersting system in it.Tell me the solutions of this problem.

Thanks in advance............

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Re: windows instaling problem

This is mu first post to this forum,
I had bought HP notebook ,model of HP Pavilion dv2000t 14.1" Notebook Laptop PC (Intel Core 2 Duo T5500 1.66...?..
but when iam installing wind...xp2 it is unable to installing..
displaying message" there is no hard disk or not supporting the xp2..."some thing like this.So will u please tell me about what's the problem? my id is

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Re: windows instaling problem

When you disable for installation it normally does not work correctly when enabled again. Go to Hp's website and download the SATA software. You will need a floppy drive. The driver for it extracts to the floppy. If your laptop did not come equipped with a floppy you will have to use an external usb floppy. No off brand it has to be a name brand. Normally the generic floppies do not work. Once you have the software extracted to the floppy. Boot the computer to with xp cd. When the blue screen displaysa message accross the bottom with say "Press F6 if you need to install a third party SCSI or RAID driver. The computer will read the floppy and select one of the choices preferably windows default.

Hope this helps you

Posted on Dec 28, 2007

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