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While installing xp in vista machine no hard disk found

I have compaq presario V3777TU..its a vista machine..while i was trying to install xp in it ,it gave me an error that no hard disk found...plzz help

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  • Anonymous Jul 15, 2008

    i have the same problem..plz help me..

  • david12newto Oct 31, 2008

    I purchased compaq c785TU with free DOS. first i tried to install XP. I am getting the message like No hard disk found. but then i installed VISTA.It works well. then after i tried to install XP.I am getting the same message

  • shahrukhmirz Nov 04, 2008

    error

  • Anonymous Nov 17, 2008

    i have hp pavilion(dv6500)notebook which came with vista os, i want to have windows xp as my os ,i tried to install xp but an error message "hard disk not found ".although my booting priority is given to cd -rom im unable to solve my problem .plz suggest me the solution.

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Easiest fix: go into BIOS (press F2 when you first turn it on) change the SATA mode to IDE, Press F10 to save and exit
install windows as per normal.

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Excellent....Cool, Solution worked great on Compaq!

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This is because you cannot downgrade from vista to xp on the machine in which vista has been preloaded

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You Need To Install The Driver Controller,
watch this Vid.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=fZFzkJyGxbM


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YOU CAN INSTALL XP OVER A VISTA PRE-LOADED MACHINE BUT YOU NEED TO INSERT THE XP INSTALL DISK IN FIRST THEN REBOOT WITH THE CD IN THE TRAY.YOU SHOULD GET THE"PRESS ANY KEY TO BOOT FROM CD"MESSAGE.IF YOU KEEP GETTING YOUR PREVIOS PROBLEM WITH THE HARDDRIVE MESSAGE,YOU CAN GO TO THE BIOS SETTINGS AND CHANGE THE BOOT SEQUENCE TO CD FIRST AND THEN TRY THE INSTALL AGAIN.

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Yes i have a same problem

is there ny solution fot that?

please post it here

thanks

vipul

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