I m not able to install xp on compaqC700, i disabled sata hadrdisk and then xp files for installation were copied but after first restart during installation it does not boot. just simply hash " - " promp blink on the screen.
Plz sugest me to resolve the problem
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The problem is that XPinstallation CD does not have a SATA driver, unless you have a SATA drive on adisk etc. and can install the driver when XP asks for a hard drive driver then,XP cannot detect the hard disk and therefore won't install XP.The FIX.Go into the BIOS anddisable the SATA drive (enable IDE emulation), this will make XP think it is aIDE/PATA hard disk. Then you can install XP normally. When Windows hasbeen installed then install all the device drivers (including the SATA driver),then shut down and boot up and got into the BIOS and enable the SATA drive.
Prepare a Bootable XP Disc installer. At first go to BIOS Setup to Boot First Priority the CD/DVD Rom Drive. After that disabled SATA or RAID Configuration. The Bootable XP Disc Installer could not go on when you don't disable the SATA or RAID Connection. Don't worry that you are thinking it would not detected the SATA HDD by Bootable Disc but it is. Then follow the instruction. Good luck!
Hi, your Windows XP install CD doesn't have SATA drivers for the hard drive included, so it's not able to address your hard drive. You can't disable SATA in the BIOS to make it work since your hard drive is still SATA. You'll need to get a 3.5" floppy disk and drive if your laptop doesn't have one. They make external 3.5" USB floppy drives that will work.
1. download the SATA drivers for your laptop (iastor.sys and inf)
2. copy the drivers to your floppy disk (about 6-7 files)
3. plug the floppy drive into your laptop
4. boot to the Windows XP CD
5. as soon as the installation starts, it asks you to "Press F6 to specify RAID or controller drivers" - Press F6 now
6. When setup asks for it, point it to the floppy drive
7. Installation will continue and find your SATA hard drive
hi, i also have cq40-330tu laptop. like u i also faced same proble. from customer care it is told that d model is incompatiable for any version of xp. but i succesfully managed load xp on this model. here follow this:
1. http://rapidshare.com/files/217814123/xponcompaq.rar download this and unrar...read carefully the html file.
2. in the html file u will find the download link of "nLite"..download n install it.
3. now, sata raid controller driver is required, which is bit too tough to find in internet. however, i got it and given here..the aforesaid driver is in the "sata contr" folder.
4.ok, now just follow the instruction in that html file..keep ready a blank cd to make bootable cd.
5. b careful, the bootable cd u will b d only cd from you can format and boot your laptop, so make as many as copy of it.
p.s:- trust me..im posting this solution from my laptop which running on winxp rather than vista. if u find any difficulties then contact me.thank you.
Sata hard disk does not require driver, however the sata controller which belong to any manufacturer may require. You have to go to driver cdrom, browse for IDE OR SATA if you cannot find it the clue is "RAID" find the RAID driver, you will also find the sata controller driver example only: si3112.cat, si3112.inf, siblabla.bla....
copy all the files in folder (do not copy folder!! only files). Then put floppy disk in drive, make sure you boot from cd-rom.
Start XP installation then follow: Press F6 for third party SCSI or
driver installation at the beginning of text mode installation. Press 's' when
setup asks if you want to specify an additional device, and insert the diskette
then press 'Enter'.
From the menu presented next, select the controller installation process that
corresponds to the version of Windows being installed and press 'Enter'. 4.Press 'Enter' again when prompted to
continue on with text mode setup. 5.Follow the setup instructions to
select your choice for partition and file system. 6.After setup examines your disks, it
will copy files from the CD to the hard drive selected above and restart the
system. After restart the setup process will resume to finish the
installation. Good Luck Damak
First disable sata native support because after installing xp and restarting will crash it.so disable sata native support now when installation of window xp is complete ,reboot the computer and enter bios and select the first boot device to hard disk and also disable cd rom boot to disable .by doing this when computer starts it will start with hard disk and not with cd rom .
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Installing Windows XP on a SATA Drive Author: DJ Oslo Date: August 18, 2007 Description: This tutorial will describe step by step how to install XP on a laptop with a SATA hard drive in order to downgrade the operating system from Vista to Windows XP SP2. The laptop model that this tutorial is based on is listed below: Model: Toshiba X205-S9349 In order to install XP, you will need the following software: Windows XP SP Installation CD nLite (http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS-Enhancements/nLite.shtml) Introduction: If you want to downgrade to XP from Vista you may run into a problem during the boot stage of XP Installation. The problem I encountered was a message that read: “Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed on your computer” The problem is that XP does not provide the necessary drivers for the SATA controllers and as a result it won't detect the SATA hard drive. You could use an external floppy disk drive but that might not guarantee success. What has been suggested is that you perform a procedure called "Slipstreaming". Slipstreaming is the procedure where you create a new build of the XP installation files and "merge" the drivers you need for the SATA controllers. You would then use this new build to install XP onto your system. Note: These procedures were performed on my Toshiba P105 laptop, which is my current working laptop. Step 1. Create a directory under My Documents where you will copy the contents of your XP installation CD. Step 2. Download the SATA driver that you will need in order to “Slipstream” into your XP installation. The following link is to the SATA drivers that will work with the Toshiba X205-S9349. http://184.108.40.206/support/Download/files_Downloads/pspb7c/Intel-Matrix-Storage-Manager-V220.127.116.112.zip Step 3. When you download the .zip file, unpack the contents in a new directory under My Documents. Step 4. Open nLite and locate the directory where you copied the XP installation files to. Click on the Next button. Step 5. You will get information on the Product. Click on the next button. Step 6. Click on the Next button Step 7. In the Task Selection, you will click on the button called Drivers and Bootable ISO. After you click on each button the red dot will turn green. What this means is that you will “integrate” drivers into the installation and then create a bootable ISO file. Click on the next button. Step 8. Step 9. Click on the Insert – Multiple driver folder option to select the drivers that you will integrate. Locate the folder where you unzipped the SATA drivers. Highlight the folder and click OK. Step 10. The following drivers will be listed. Note: you must select the correct driver to integrate or else you may experience errors during the installation phase of XP. Select the first driver. Click on the OK button. Step 11. Select all the items to integrate. Click on the OK button. Step 12. Step 13. Highlight all the drivers and click on the Next button. Select Yes to start the process. Step 14. nLite will now apply the changes to the installation files. Step 15. When complete, it will display how much the installation grew. Click on the Next button. Step 16. In the Bootable ISO section, click on Make ISO. Step 17. Step 18. You will be prompted to save the ISO file. Select where you want to save it and click on the Save button. nLite begins the process of creating the .ISO file that can then be burned to CD and used as the installation file for Windows XP. Step 19. You should get a message that the ISO file has been created successfully. Click on the Next button. Step 20. Step 21. Open your CD burning software. In this example I will use Nero Burning ROM. Customization is finished. Click on the Finish button. In the menu bar, I select Recorder – Burn Image… Step 22. Step 23. I locate the ISO file that I created in nLite. Highlight the file and click on the Open button. Click on the Burn button. This will now burn the ISO to CD and thus create your new XP installation that will install the SATA drivers during the boot stage of XP installation. this is 100% working thank very much
I ran into the same problem after wiping out my Compaq nc6320 and trying to install XP Pro. The fix is to disable SATA Native mode. To do this:
Enter F10 Setup then System Configuration>Device Configurations>SATA Native Mode and disable it, save the changes and now you should be able to install XP Pro. Remember, when I did this the drive was blank, I don't know if that makes a difference or not.
Best of luck!
If you want to enable SATA native mode after you have installed XP Pro check out this link: