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Compaq presario v3000 laptop..doesnt recongize the hard drive

My compaq presario v3000 laptop doesnt recongize that there is a hard drive in it....have checked the hard drive on another PC and it works fine...any suggestions?

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  • Anonymous Oct 18, 2008

    I have same problem from a presario v3000 laptop bought in Thailand. I was able to format the hard drive using a third party tool but the problem still persisted.



    I then was able to boot of the vista dvd and then reformatted the hard drive with vista but the install could not proceed.



    Here is a summary of the problem.



    1. Vista sees the hard drive

    2. Vista can format hard drive



    but

    3. Vista can't see hard drive after formatting it!!! Strange if you ask me.



    Any solutions before I replace the hard drive inside as it works elsewhere?!

  • caliphix_inc Mar 11, 2009

    hello every1 pls help me i have compaq presario v3000 i dont have option to see bios to change SATA i need to install windows XP on my laptop pls email me @ caliphix.inc_tolits@yahoo.com how to solve my problem ty

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    it isnt the charger or the charger port.the led indicators dont light up,it doesnt do anything.i was wondering if it could be the hard drives "mbr" or possibly the entire hard drive is corrupted.

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I beleive that you are trying to install retail versions of XP which will not be able to detect the Hard Drive in the Notebook as it is a SATA drive and Windows XP will not be having the drivers for SATA Hard Drives by default.
In this situation, I recommend you to check and disable the SATA Native support  option available in the BIOS.
Start the Notebook and start tapping the F10 key which will take you to to the BIOS Setup window.
In this, go to the System Configuration tab using the Arrow keys and select the option as Disabled next to SATA Native Support.
Press the F10 key again to save the settings done and exit BIOS.
Now, you should be able to use the Windows XP disk and install Windows XP Operating System in your Notebook without any issues.
By disabling the SATA Native Feature, the Hard Drive of the Notebook will be detected as a IDE Drive because of which we will be able to install XP without any issues.

Donot Re-Enable this feature in the BIOS again as the Operating System may not boot. Let the option next to SATA Native Support be Disabled.
Hope this helps...

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I reformatted my compaq presario, hoping to make a fresh installation, it was working ok befrore i formatted it, except for the sound driver, which i dont have, but when i try to install the os, it says, no hard disc found, or the hard disc might not have power or not turned on.

so now, im trying to find out what to do, its a celeron m, running on vista.

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