Hi.i have gateway T-6345u note book.originally it came with windows vista.now i want work with windows xp.when i am trying to install windows(am formatted the hdd also) xp after some time it shows the following error"NO DISK DRIVE in this SPACE"please give me suggestion how to install windows xp in my notebook
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“No Hard Disk” error displayed on XP install (SATA drive versus ATA/IDE drive)
The two most most popular types of hard drives in personal computers are ATA (also known as IDE hard drive) and SATA hard drives. Many newer computers have SATA hard drives installed, but your computer may have either an (older design) ATA/IDE hard drive or a (newer design) SATA hard drive installed.
After removing Vista, when you reboot your computer, a “No Hard Disk” error may be displayed if your computer has a SATA drive installed. To fix the “No Hard Disk” error, you may need configure your computer’s BIOS settings so that it can recognize the SATA drive installed in you computer. Reconfiguring your BIOS is typically not required if your computer has an ATA/IDE hard drives installed.
Step 1: Activate your computer’s BIOS menu. The first or second screen your computer displays on status may display which key (or keys) you must press to activate your computer’s BIOS menu. You can also look in the index of your computer’s manual for “BIOS” or you can try passing the [Del] or [F1] key when text is first displayed after powering on your computer.
Step 2: BIOS menus vary by computer, but there are seldom more than a few menu categories. Review the “Main” and “Advanced” menu categories to locate your hard drive setting. When you locate the hard drive setting, be sure to note the original drive setting in the bios so that you can restore the original drive setting if your new configuration doesn’t work.
Step 3: Change the drive setting to “IDE,” then save the BIOS settings (usually by pressing the [F10] function key then restart your computer.
If changing your BIOS hard drive setting to IDE doesn’t work, return to step one and restore the original hard drive setting
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this is an issue after you reset the hdd there ar eno drivers for raid .and it requires drivers for it ...Probably you defaulted the bios too and now , being a sata hdd it is not seen after loading the files and trying to start the catual installation ...it says there is no hdd.. This can be solved by going to bios settings ..at the advanced settings or main...look for something (on the page where the hdd and cd is detected...) called..AHCI...it is something related with the mode of teh hdd detection ...and disable it if it is enabled..let it on auto..or if it is on auto ..do the other way .. save changes with the F10 ...restart and will be seen in the installation ...after that remember to go on the support page for the drivers ..for Xp..cause non of the actual for vista will fit..and you will need at least the lan connection first to be able to download the others ..
the system doesn't accepts the lower version of windows if you are having the latest version than xp. for thi you must format the two OS softwares and first install lower version i.e., xp and then by dual booting you can also install vista or windows 7. then you can use both versions..
That unit has multiple drivers depending on os and original configuration as shipped. All are available at the mpcdrivers.com website at the following links. http://www.mpcdrivers.com/sylvia/Support/gateway/VIWLAN2.exe - Windows Vista Intel Wireless Network Driver version: 22.214.171.124 Supports: Windows Vista (32-bit) Note: This file contains the Windows Vista network driver for the computer models and components listed below. 3/13/2007 190,957 KB
http://www.mpcdrivers.com/sylvia/Support/gateway/VIWLAN.exe - Wireless Network Driver version: Intel 10.6.0.46 Supports: Windows Vista (32-bit) Note: This file contains the Windows Vista network driver for the Gateway notebook computer models and components listed below. English, Japanese, and Spanish installation instructions are included in the file. 2/7/2007 3,633 KB
http://www.mpcdrivers.com/sylvia/Support/gateway/LANFAQ.exe - LAN Windows Vista Driver Information Supports: Windows Vista (32-bit) Note: This document explains the networking functionality within Windows Vista for the computer models and components listed below. English, Japanese, and Spanish instructions are included in the file. 2/1/2007 27 KB
http://www.mpcdrivers.com/sylvia/Support/gateway/BCM40100.exe - Broadcom Wireless Driver Version 126.96.36.199 Supports: Windows XP Note: This is the Windows XP Broadcom Wireless driver for the Gateway notebook computer models listed below. 11/28/2006 77,858 KB
http://www.mpcdrivers.com/sylvia/Support/gateway/D00453-001-002.exe - Network Driver version: 188.8.131.52 Supports: Windows XP Note: This is a Windows XP network driver for the Gateway notebook computer models listed below.
No, you do not need to install a new driver as long as that is the same sata hard disk tha used to work in your Gateway computer. Just boot into your windows xp installation cd and let the setup continue.
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There is a book, a friend of mine bought a copy and basically is a Vista 64 problem. It will not allow you to use unsigned drivers without typing in a line of code. It has so much useful data and allows you to tweak Vista just the way you want it and unlock features Microsoft doesn;t even tell you about. The info on the book is below. I'll try to get my hands on a copy and post your solution. Do check the book out, it's probably available through your local library. Here's that info:
Windows Vista Annoyances By David A. Karp
Published by O'Reilly Media