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I bought a new laptop, its a Compaq Presario CQ41 that comes with freedos OS, after i on my lappy, there's message asking to choose language.but,after i choose any language or press 'enter', i get the error ''No IDE/ATAPI Drives found!'' ''Error setting soft hotkey mode'' ''Can't open CD driver FDCD0001'' ''SHSUCDX can't install'' how can i fix this problem? please please help me..

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  • miecha454926 May 02, 2010

    where can i find the 'option'?
    after i turn on my computer, and press F2, it only display:
    system diagnostics
    f1 system information
    f2 start up test
    f3 run in test
    f4 hard disk test
    f11 error log
    esc exit

  • miecha454926 May 03, 2010

    When I enter BIOS from Startup, I enter System Configuration and Sata Native Support is nowhere to be found. Not on the main Sys Config screen, not under Boot Options and then even further in, not under Boot Order.

    So how do i successfully disable Sata Native Support if I am given no option to do so in BIOS?

  • miecha454926 May 03, 2010

    problem solved. thanks for your advices. =) have a nice day..

  • josh_chris19
    josh_chris19 Aug 22, 2012

    I've same problem as miecha454926, I cant find Sata Native Support not under Boot Options and then even further in, not under Boot Order. So how do i successfully disable Sata Native Support if I am given no option to do so in BIOS?



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This is because of the settings in cmos...
turn on computer,press del or F2 to enter into startup as soon as the computer boot up.... it wil take you to cmos settings.... now go to an option called "disk nativity" in advanced settings.... it wil be enabled by default.... just disable the cmos settings and exit.... now install the operating system, it will get installed without any error messages.....

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  • Manikandan Raj May 02, 2010

    turn on....
    press f10....
    goto system configuration tab....
    sata native support wil be enabled by default...
    change to disabled....
    press f10 again....
    it will ask to save and exit....
    select yes...
    now install your os....

  • markotikvic Sep 06, 2010

    Hi, I got a new presatio cq62 and I have the same problem, only I can't access cmos by pressing f2 nor del key... I checked every menu and sub menu which could be accessed and I didn't se disc nativity option or any other option related to my disc... Do you maybe know how to fix this?


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