Question about HP Computers & Internet

2 Answers

I have just purchased a hp compaq 6710b laptop from a school. it was connected to their network. i want to put a fresh install of windows xp but it keeps saying that it cannot find the hard drive. it has a 120gb drive that is connected correctly. when i start the laptop it comes up with the schools network connection and thats as far as i can get.if i use the disk sanitizer it finds the hard drive. when i want to install xp it says there is no hard drive connected. any ideas on what the problem might be. the laptop is a hp compaq 6710b with a dual core processor, 1gb of ram, 120gb hard drive and it was running xp originally. thanks simon

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 44 Answers

Just do this.go to c-mos setup by pressing F2 select SATA operations then change ahci to ATA.
SAVE &REBOOT

Posted on Aug 12, 2008

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 326 Answers

Is the hardrive a sata drive? if it is you will need to install sata drivers when you start your installation of xp

http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org/how_do_i_install_windows_xp_on_a.htm


Posted on Aug 12, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How to booting from cd rom on hp compaq 6710b and install ubuntu


Press F9 at startup. This will give you your boot menu. You will then be able to boot from your dvd-rom / upgrade bay etc. 27bd1b34-d4db-4891-9414-81770f593217.jpg

Sep 24, 2014 | HP Compaq 6710b Notebook

1 Answer

How do i connect compaq 6710 b laptop to my tv


by using HDMI cable ......there is an HDMI slot available in laptop as well as tv . purchase HDMI cabe and u will b able to connect ur laptop with ur tv.

Nov 24, 2012 | HP Compaq 6710b Notebook

1 Answer

I have HP Compaq 6710b, Some days it got restarted and then never came through in OS (XP). After POST the screen got blank and nothing happened. I reinstalled my OS by using Repairing Options. Now when...


The hard disk got damaged and it's dying - the boot take longer because the boot sector was damaged and it had to be relocated.
Create a reinstall disk with the utility HP has installed in the laptop, buy a new hard disk and install it and then reinstall Windows with the disk you created.

Sep 05, 2011 | HP Compaq 6710b Notebook

1 Answer

I have a HP Compaq 6710b laptop, and the brightness hotkey are not working. When I boot up windows they will work until I get to the login screen witch at that point they will stop working. I have updated...


hello, the problem might be the the operating system is corrupt, why not re-install it and see what will happen but make sure you back up all your document.You can also get an external keyboard and see if the hotkeys will work

Nov 18, 2010 | HP Compaq 6710b Notebook Pc

2 Answers

My HP Compaq 6710b was fine and then just died, what happened?


First,you should check wether the connected power or Compaq business notebooke 6710b battery is OK.If There are no problem ,then there maybe some strange matter !

Sep 23, 2009 | HP Hewlett Packard Compaq 6710b Notebook...

2 Answers

Audio drivers wanted


There are two files necessary to install your audio device:

1. The UAA driver (install this first)
2. The XP driver for your machine

Post your results under this thread, especially if this doesn't resolve your problem (so I can follow up with you).

Apr 19, 2009 | HP Compaq Sound Card

1 Answer

Unlock HP Laptop


It depends on the login type.
Most company laptop are connected to the company's network and the user login is into their network. If it is only a Windows user login then this can be reset with a password recovery program, its not available to the average user.

The best bet is to reinstall Windows, this will wipe clean the hard disk and give you a laptop with a fresh clean Windows XP installation which will give you less problems.
You can do it yourself, if not get a computer savy friend to help you.

Mar 07, 2009 | HP Compaq nx6110 PC Laptop

1 Answer

HP 6710b , wifi activate button not work...no light on


click the link here, and confirm it helped you solve the wi-fi problem on your laptop, if not then i'll provide another workaround.

Sep 21, 2008 | HP Smart Buy Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

182 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top HP Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18385 Answers

Tony

Level 3 Expert

2600 Answers

mukhtar21 shaikh
mukhtar21 shaikh

Level 3 Expert

2017 Answers

Are you a HP Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...