Can't detect my laptop hdd...

julie - Jul 15, 2010 at 03:56 AM
Ambucias Posts 47356 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 - Jul 15, 2010 at 05:14 PM

i use vista before n now i want to change to xp but when i try to reformat it says "SATA /RAID drivers that couldn't found any hard disk" i already look in bios but can't find anything to disable sata....please help me.....=( my laptop is compaq presario v3000...thank you


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Jul 15, 2010 at 04:57 AM
Dear Julie,

Please consider having the problem solved by repairing your operating system or carrying out a system restore simply.

Thanks in advance.
jack4rall Posts 6428 Registration date Sunday June 6, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen July 16, 2020
Jul 15, 2010 at 08:56 AM
Solution 1:

Just change the SATA mode to IDE/Compatible Mode in BIOS. But the

performance decreases.

Or try this 1

Solution 2:

1) Download nlite software & install it

2) Download SATA Driver from this link

After downloading ---> right click on sp32478--->select "Extract to

sp32478"(Note : You can use winrar to extract the files)

3) Now click on the below link and download the winimage application

Double click on the "winima85" setup file -->Click on "Next" --> Next --> Select

the option "I accept the License Agreement" and then click on Next --> Next

---> Next --> Next--> Next ---> uncheck the option "Check this box to install

FileDisk" and Click on "Finish". Now Open "WinImage" application --> Click on


Now Click on "File --> Open". Note : In open window at the bottom select

"Files of types:" as "All files(*.*)" option from the drop down menu. Now

navigate to the sp32478 folder and select the file "F6flpy32".

Now Click on "Image --->Extract( shortcut is hold ctrl key and press X key)"

from the menu options. Click on browse to choose the location to save the

files and then click on "New Folder" to create a folder and name that created

folder as Drivers --> Now make sure that created folder is selected and then

click on OK --> Select the option "Extract all files into same folder" and click on OK.

4) Place the "Windows xp" cd in the drive.

5) Open nlite application---> click on "Browse" and navigate it to your cd drive

that contains xp cd placed in that drive and select the drive and click on OK

----> then it asks you where to save the files ----> just navigate to your

desired location ---> click on "New Folder" button and select that folder

--->click on OK---> Now it copies the windows xp files. After that click on


6) In task selection --->Click on "Drivers" and "Bootable ISO" options -->click

on "Next".

7) Now click on "Insert" ---> click on "Multiple Folder"----> Navigate to the

driver's extracted location and select the folder "drivers" ---->Click on "All"

button---> ----->Click on "OK"--->in "Text mode integration options", Select all

the 8 drivers and click on OK--->Click on "Next".

8) Click on "Yes" to start the process. Then click on "Next".

9) In "Mode" option select your choice whether you want to make image or

burn it to cd.

10) If you want to make ISO file then click on "Make ISO" button

11) After burning this slipstream xp, now try to install it.

Good luck.
Ambucias Posts 47356 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 11,164
Jul 15, 2010 at 05:14 PM
Very impressive Jack! Wow!

I am anxious to read Julie's feedback.