How 2 install XP in V3780TU Compaq Notebook

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arun5167 Posts 2 Registration date Thursday September 4, 2008 Status Member Last seen September 6, 2008 - Sep 5, 2008 at 05:57 AM
 krishna - Feb 24, 2009 at 01:04 AM
Hello,
I recently bot Compaq V3780TU Model notebook. It is with Vista. I tried to install XP on it. Partitioned with Disk Manager successfully. When I boot with XPSP2 CD it is not recognizing the hard Drive. Please help me to install XP in my notebook It is with 250GB SATA hdd. Please help.
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you update your BIOS system from hp service centre. Then you can install xp.
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gioguitar Posts 26 Registration date Monday August 25, 2008 Status Member Last seen June 10, 2009 18
Sep 5, 2008 at 09:06 AM
hello arun,

its just that the type of file format for windows vista and windows xp arent the same and if you have partitioned the hard disk on vista platform then xp wont recognise the hard disk and what i would advice you is to load the windows cd directly and form there format the hard dik and also partitioned it from there

hope it helps you

regards
jay
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arun5167 Posts 2 Registration date Thursday September 4, 2008 Status Member Last seen September 6, 2008
Sep 6, 2008 at 12:12 AM
Dear gioguitar,

First of al thank you very much for your kind reply. Actually I partitioned the disk from Disk Manager DOS based program. After partioning it is booting DOS. When I tried to install xp it is loading all files and when it comes to detect hdd to install in the hdd giving message that No HDD found. As it is a SATA hdd any modification in booting required?
Kindly suggest.
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Sateesh > arun5167 Posts 2 Registration date Thursday September 4, 2008 Status Member Last seen September 6, 2008
Oct 6, 2008 at 07:09 AM
Hello

Please download the following file from
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=ob-56416-1&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=in&product=3674883&os=228&lang=en

in the u download INtel Matrix Storage Driver, it works


Regards
Satish
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directly cd wont work.....
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I just downloaded from the link the sp3088 , the question how I put this to my faulty laptop??? I got flash usb 4GB and HDD maxtor usb , AND i tryed to change the bios order CTRL +ALT+S Igot THE MBA menu !!!is this this one ???
I can see any option to change the order help please
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when the install windows xp run the setup show the option ENTER-continue then ask the hard disk driver not found.
what i am doing ? pls give me suggestion or which one driver to be get sent to me link.
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Go into Setup and disable SATA Support
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