Hp laptop 6703 - finding difficult to uninstall vista
I am trying to uninstall vista from my hp 6703 laptop. I downloaded all the sata drivers and kept in a different pc. when I am trying to load xp, either it is showing at hard disk drive not detectable or asking for floppy drive for additional drivers. Can somebody help me how should be the boot order, what should be procedure. I dont have floppy drive in my laptop. I even I am not knowing how to disable sata drivers.
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Re: hp laptop 6703 - finding difficult to uninstall vista
when you boot up the Laptop, press either F2 or Del, this will get you into the cmos settings, navigate to advanced cmos settings and normally at the top line is the boot sequence which will say HDD, press either up/down keys or + - keys to change to CDROM as first boot device, save settings and exit.
Insert you cd rom before the system boots into windows and the option prompting you to press enter to boot from cd will appear for 30seconds.
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You must feed the SATA driver to the XP installation program.
Options include.. disabling "Native SATA Support" (or enabling IDE
emulation) in the BIOS which allows you to install and run XP without
the SATA drivers..
Using a USB floppy drive to install the CORRECT SATA drivers during the XP install.
and slipstreaming the CORRECT SATA drivers for your specific laptop..
The correct XP driver information for computer can be gleaned by writing
down the appropriate Vista Device Manager listings BEFORE formatting
first you download a sata controller of your hdd because winxp sp2 will not support a sata controller after you finesh download the sata controller copy the installer of windows sp2 then compile it again to gother sata contraller. or just download a windows sp3 has updated inculded sata controller that is the easy process
You need to download the storage controller driver from the Compaq/HP WEB support/download page. Make sure you select your model laptop and the XP or Vista Windows version of the drivers you require and install them. Click on this link to download the drivers: - www.hp.com/#Support
burn the ISO disc and boot from cd rom and get it repair it automatically.
if you want to installed windows XP or 98;the reason why your hard disk could not be detected is your hard drive is SATA. disable any sata setting in your BIOS IDE configuration( if setting is not available then download SATA driver and Nlite ;make a bootable windows xp disc with SATA driver pre installed . this is solve your problem
Hi there. What you want is the intel matrix storage manager for theextra drivers so XP install can see the SATA drive. Download it fromhere and please make sure you read the read me text on how to set it up
During the Windows XP install it cannot find a hard drive? The reason why Windows install does not work is because Windows XP does not have a SATA driver support and therefore cannot find the hard disk. THE FIX FOR THIS PROBLEM. Go into your BIOS and turn off Native SATA support or set it to IDE controller (this setting depends on the type of BIOS). Save the setting and reboot and you will be able to install Windows XP.
IF YOU CANNOT DO THIS IN THE BIOS then :-
Go to the Compaq/HP WEB site to download the SATA driver for your model laptop. This driver is used to install the 3rd party driver during the Windows installation (during the Windows installation you need to press F6 to allow you to install the SATA driver).
Ok, let me see if I've got this right, you want to replace vista? but you need the SATA drivers? To do a dual boot, you usually need to install XP first, and Vista second. As for the SATA drivers, if the XP cd boots up and allows you to edit the partitions, then the SATA driver is already integrated. And here is the download page for your laptop: Qosmio® F45-AV410