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Re: to load window xp
No, the above are not solutions.
u have to do alot of work if u have to install XP over vista on a SATA disk drive. b.coz XP need driver for SATA drive interface.
You have to provide this driver through a floppy or to add that these drivers in a new setup CD for XP.
after that u can install XP on a SATA drive.
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Here is what you need to do to install XP on your laptop that came with Vista or Win 7.
If your hard drive is SATA (pretty much standard these days) you
will need to search the manufacturer's site for a floppy disk SATA
driver install package.* You will need a USB floppy drive for installing XP. * Copy the SATA drivers (should be denoted as "F6 drivers" or similar) to a blank disk. * Have the USB drive connected. It should automatically map as A:\. * Go into BIOS and find a setting for ACPI Compatible and set on. *
Now install XP normally from the CDROM, and when it says "press F6 to
install third-party drivers", press F6 and follow the options to get the
SATA drivers from the disk. * Complete setup as normal.
You can check the following link for more detailed info.
1. On POST (Powerup). enter BIOS by pressing F2
2. Tab along to the second option "Main"
3. Goto last option "SATA mode" & press enter.
4. From the small selection display select "IDE mode"
5. Save & exit the BIOS. This will then set the SATA mode for XP to be recognise.
Now try install XP.....DO NOT set this back to SATA Mode after you install the XP as it will NOT boot.
If you would like to make use of the SATA controller's AHCI features, you should enable
this BIOS feature. But please note that enabling this feature requires
you to load the SATA controller driver during the Windows XP
If you do not intend to use the AHCI features, it's recommended that you disable
this BIOS feature. This allows you to use the native Windows XP driver.
You won't need to load the SATA controller driver during the Windows XP
There are case where BIOS stting doesn't contain any point of configuration for SATA.,
Step 1 : Download SATA driver
Here is the link : http://downloadcenter.intel.com/confirm.aspx?httpDown=http://downloadmirror.intel.com/12474/eng/iata621_enu.exe&agr=N&ProductID=2101&DwnldId=12474&strOSs=All&OSFullName=All%20Operating%20Systems&lang=eng
Step 2 : Download a software called "nlite"
Here is the link : http://home.midmaine.com/~nlite/nlite/nLite-220.127.116.11.installer.exe
Now you need to include SATA driver with Windows XP cd so that windows XP recognize your HARD DRIVE.it can't be include diectly so
Installed the nlite software and follow the instruction by going to the link below.
Note : Microsoft dotnet framework 2.0 or later is needed to install nlite in Windows XP,but if you are making a bootable Windows XP cd with sata driver pre-install then,you don't need it.
Start your laptop and goto your BIOS and check if SATA setting is available.if available then configured it in IDE Mode or disable it, (if disable option is available). Now, you should be able to installed windows XP without any problem;
Usually these days,Laptop BIOS comes with little or standard setting;if that is the case;then you will need SATA driver during installation in other to recognise your SATA hard drive.
First go to BIOS and change sata mode to IDE mode or option to disable SATA Native mode
then choose mode to IDE or disable SATA Native mode then install windows XP
If there is no option about change sata mode in BIOS. You should insert ahci driver to Windows XP CD using nLite
read this http://komku.blogspot.com/2007/11/integrate-driver-into-windows.html you can use this driver http://cahya.prastyanto.googlepages.com/driver-sata-ahci-4920.zip
Or you can install windows by inserting driver when setup prompted
To install Windows XP with native SATA driver, perform the following steps:
Boot the notebook PC.
Insert the Windows XP installation CD into the optical CD/DVD drive.
Press the F6 key when prompted
Press the S key to specify the additional device.
Insert the SATA driver disk into drive A. (using floppy disk drive)
Follow the on-screen prompts.
Or if both way is cannot be done
i have the third way
use an unattended XP installation disk you can download it from here: http://fenopy.com/torrent/Windows_xp_sp3_5512_cdr_october_2008_with__sata_raid_/MTU2MTEzMA==/index.html after you download burn the CD image to the CD/DVD then install XP using that CD/DVD
That happens because the BIOS uses a SATA controller that is not included in Windows XP install disk.
Usually you can solve the problem going to BIOS settings and changing SATA/RAID settings.Check your BIOS settings, and disable SATA RAID mode.This is done in different ways depending on the BIOS.
On HP/Compaq computers for example you press F2 on startup to enter BIOS, then disable SATA mode on bios settings.
On other makes the procedure can be slightly different.
Another way to fix the problem, is by creating your own XP setup disk with SATA drivers included, see: Resolving "Setup did not find any hard disk drives" during Windows .
Please help me, I bought a HP Pavillion dv2000 Laptop which came with a built-in Windows Vista. Thats cool, but the problem arises when I try to install windows XP. After inserting the Windows XP SP2 CD and after primary driver loading it is unable to detect my harddisk
There is option in BIOS called something about automated SATA recognition or similar - disable it. It is under System configuration. And if you are putting new drive in then run full test from BIOS (Hard drive selftest - takes about 79min.) I tried to reinstall Windows Media center on my HP dv6000 because my previous hdd crashed - When I put in installation cd - it said that it can't find hdd. I spent week to figuring that out. The thing is - as far as you haven't disabled that SATA thing in BIOS - PC doesn't recognize hdd. But only with Windows media center edition. With all other windows xp - there is no such problems. Strange.