Setup can not find any hard drives [Solved/Closed]

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Hello,

I had a problem with my windows keep restarting after blue screen in normal mode.. I can change in safe mode.. And I had try to change the regedit entry but none of it work.. So I try to format new windows xp but then it appeared this "setup can not find any hard drives....... press F3 to exit"

I'm using compaq presario V3500 Notebook PC
Intel Core 2 Duo
BIOS Version F.13
PhoenixBIOS Setup

What should I do?

Please advise or provide a related link..

Tq..

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hi there,

enter bios setting>

then disable sata mode or native mode

depending on model save and exit settings

reboot from your windows installation disk

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This is a problem caused by Windows XP not having drivers for the latest SATA interface chips that the new laptops use. I assume this laptop came with VISTA and you are trying to install Windows XP.

I would install Vista or Windows 7.

Good Luck
Great solution.

I have a HP laptop. was trying to re-install XP... and gave the error hard disk cant be found. went through this forum, entered the boot setup menu as told above, Disabled the SATA...and voila. XP can be installed. no problem

thanks guys... great and easy solution
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How to disable sata? No provision in bios.I use frontech mb
Hey Thanks for the above suggestion...... This Works for my laptop...i was having problem in compaq c300
its really true
waaw, thanks to clseup22 for the info. it really solved. cheers.... =)
thnaks . It worked for me.
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Thanks for your advise.. I had enter the boot setup but I cant find at the configuration for sata mode..I try using the hot key but none of it work.. Please help us..
thank u so much, it is very useful
It worked for me too thanks a lot :-)

thanks......................................

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