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HP laptop XP installation problem

I have a HP laptop 6516 model.
the package was with a single partition and Vista OS.

ineeded XP OS with 3/4 partitions.

i myself tried repartitioning it with 'fdisk' available with windows 98 bootable.
when i was trying to make repartition,, it was telling hard disk could not be detected. then i tried installing WIN 98 OS, which got installed and stalled in the first boot screen. now the current status of the laptop is with WIN98 half installed.
service engineer says there is problem in the BIOS and cannot be fixed 100% for sure.........

i need help and giuidance from some of the experts for this problem

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  • swapy_r Jun 25, 2008

    the bootable cd of windows xp... copies the windows files and then here goes... an error message pops up, stating that the hardisk is not detected... press f3 to quit....

    i wana re partition ma disk n format n install xp as OS in it.....

    plz help me out !

    swapnil.sraj@gmail.com

  • vikram Dec 05, 2008

    i bought a hp laptop dv 6000 with vista in it,i wanted to install xp and i formatted my disk now iam unable load any os.when i load xp the files are getting copied and when i press enter to install xp it shows a blue screen saying that the drive is not installed and press f3 to exit

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2009

    Last Week i brought New HP presario Note book with Free DOS. When i am trying to install the XP with bottable CD. After some time while installing the it shows error in Blue screen "Hard Drive not detedted.

    "I think the problem is SATA hard drive is not detected" . please can u guide me to slove this problem.

  • Anonymous Jan 13, 2009

    htried ti install xp but the blue screen showing no hard drive found and then the 250 gb hd reduced to 40 gb

  • vino123456 Feb 03, 2009

    have a HP laptop 6516 model.
    the package was with a single partition and Vista OS.

    ineeded XP OS with 3/4 partitions.

    i myself tried repartitioning it with 'fdisk' available with windows 98 bootable.
    when i was trying to make repartition,, it was telling hard disk could not be detected. then i tried installing WIN 98 OS, which got installed and stalled in the first boot screen. now the current status of the laptop is with WIN98 half installed.
    service engineer says there is problem in the BIOS and cannot be fixed 100% for sure.........

    i need help and giuidance from some of the experts for this problem

  • dave donert May 11, 2010

    Why do you not reply - if the drive is SATA it probably needs a special install utility which i can help you with. You have not rated any of the solutions a success so I assume you still have problems.

  • dave donert May 11, 2010

    does it use a sata hard drive?

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That engineer sounds like a right ***** !!!
you can reset ur bios to factory or reflash bios.
not to mention that ur problem isnt even bios related.

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I have bought recently HP Pavilian DV6000, which comes up with Windows Vista Home Premium with two partion C: loaded Vista and D: loade recovery.

After doing som stuff i success fully made new partion without any third party software and without loosing my Vista and drive D:
And I have installed XP on my new partion and i can use now XP and vista both on my lap.

In your case if you can make recover then you can try the followings:

Step 1). Boot up your lap with Vista.

Step 2). Navigate Start -> Administrative Tools->Computer Management-> Storage ->Disk Management

Now Here you can see the partition which you have on your system.

Step 3). Right Click on C: drive and select 'Shrink Volume...' from pop-up menu.

It will show how many space you may get after shrinking of the partition.

Step 4). click on Shrink button.

Now Unknown partition will be shown in Gray Color.

Step 5). Right Click on this and select Create Partition
And Name this as WinXP or some thing which you may recognize during XP setup.

Now you have new partion on your system.

boot from your XP CD and install this on your newly created partition.

And tell me if you got stuck any where or hav any problem.

Thanks
Iqbal

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ARUNVK, I used to use a win98se boot disk even on my first SATA drive because I prefer a FAT 32 over a NTFS & reduce my cluster size the 16k.
For the last couple of years Mfg's. have made it easer to use a bootable CD with all the setup utilities and testing software one can need. Suggest you do the same. Go to the drive's Mfg's site & download their disk utility/setup utilitys. Creat a bootable CD. You'll be able to boot into a dos like mode & format to your choosing. If you pick the standard NTFS you'll be stuck with a 4k cluster size but if you use a FAT32 you'll be able to pick your cluster size. Using the CD also helps with IDE drives & SATA's.
Creating more than one partition is just as easy. Also helps with systems the show the blue screen of death. Fix's them as well.

Good Luck & kind regards.
& please vote.

Posted on Mar 17, 2008

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    Mike Peluso Mar 17, 2008

    Oh make sure your drive is listed in the bios.

  • Mike Peluso
    Mike Peluso Mar 17, 2008

    If you talked with a service engineer than the HP must still be under warranty. (Unless you paid for the service). Since the service engineer told you your bios can not be fixed, I'd send it back & tell HP to give you another model that does not have a faulty bios.

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