I have an hp laptop that is full of viruses adwere and spywere I am trying to format the computer but everytime I boot off the disk I get to the install xp but it displays can not find hard disk process cannot continue press f3 to restart and we cycle through any ideas why this is doing this ? and how can I fix it ?
You may need to enter BIOS settings and disable SATA configuration. I'm not sure about your system BIOS environment but try to look for the settings of SATA, and then just disbale it. Or if you are in UAE, I can provide you a Windows XP that contains the SATA driver so you can install XP in your machine wiithout going to your BIOS settings. I can also mail you a CD, if you want.