I just bought a new hard drive for my laptop, A samsung HM121HI. When installing xp - sp2 it says it does not detect a hard drive. Vista installs but will not fully start, I just get the loading bar. For something to do I tried to install windows me then upgrade. Windows me installed with no trouble, I upgraded to xp and I got th blue screen.
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First - re-seat the hard disk and reboot the computer. If the computer does not boot up then reboot and go into the BIOS configuration to see if the BIOS detects the hard drive. If it doesn't detect the hard drive then it could be faulty. Then the hard drive needs to be replaced in the computer/laptop, Windows installed and the computer or laptop's device drivers plus your programs etc. to get a functioning computer/laptop again.
You need to check your system ram or memory. If you have 2 system ram or memory unplug the other memory and install the windows xp sp2 again. If still having a blue screen try the other memory then run the setup again. Also if you have an extra hard disk drive you can test it that or plug your hard disk drive to the other laptop and run the windows xp sp2 using your hard drive. If you can install the windows xp sp2 on the other laptop that means your hard disk drive are good. If your memory and to the other laptop are compatible plug it and run the windows xp sp2 installer to see and to diagnose what are really causing problem. Have a nice day.
The error you're recieving is a fair warning that the hard drive is about to die, if it were a "replace engine" light on your dash you would know what to do. Time for a new drive. If there's any dat on the old drive you need you have already comprimised it by re-installing windows, if so STOP using it and let me know your Country, state, city... from a different computer and I will point you to a data recovery specailist. If it's just a workhorse or you have it backed up, buy a new drive, re-install on it and you're back in business.
To install Windows XP on SATA or advanced IDE hard drive, you will need to insert a driver diskette at the time of starting the installation process and pressing "F6". For more details visit the link below:
Your laptop probably has SATA hard disk installed in it. You will need to install from an XP SP2 or later CD for native SATA support. Otherwise you will need to get the SATA drivers for the chipset being used on the laptop and slipstream them onto a new bootable CD or go through the process of adding the drivers manually during the initial phase of the installation.
Its true. the Bios or HDD driver wont allow you to install Win XP on it.. This BIOS is compatible with only Win Vista. The only easy way to do it is by creating 2 partitions while installing vista. once vista is installed- install XP with Dual boot and than format the vista partition.
I haven't heard of not being able to delete a partition before. You could go to the manufacturer of the hard drives website and find the software to do a low level format or you could download a linux distribution and use the installer to remove the ESIA partition.
I would need to know the model of hard drive and laptop if you need any further assistance.
PLEASE GO TO MY COMPUTER RIGHT CLICK ON IT AND GOTO MANAGE IN MANAGE U SEE DISK MANAGEMENT AS SOON AS U CLICK THE DISK MANAGEMENT AND YOUR HARD DRIVE IS CONNACTED UWILL NOTICE A POP UP IF NEVER BEEN USED BEFORE THE HARD DISK AND THEN FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTION...AND IF IT WA S USED BEFORE THEN U GO TO DISK MANAGEMENT U WILL FING YOUR DISK LISTED SO U JUST HAVE TO SAY CREATE VOLUME AND FOLOW THE INSTRUCTION...
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