Need help formatting a HP dv6000 laptop

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Hello,
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 ?

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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.
I have bout hp pavilion dv5 AMD laptop preinstalle windows vista, I need to downgrade to xp but I didn't get the exact driver to compile it with my xp cd.

can you help me? I have the nLite software
Hi...

Hope you are doing well, let me introduce myself, my name Yousuf and working in Kuwait, I have a humble request; I have HP pavilion dv6000 notebook which comes Windows Vista, I would like to remove and install XP SP#, could you please guide me how I can perform this, I have went thru many forums and found that I have to disable SATA Native Support, unfortunately I couldn't able to find this option in my BIOS,


Your cooperation and early support for the same will highly appreciated.

Yousuf
Kuwait
I have been formatted , and now trying to installation of win xp. But system shown an error, hard drive is not install/hard drive is not found.
So please send me Hp pavilion dv6000's raid controller driver.

Thanking you
Sorry I forget to give u my mail ID, yoosafm@yahoo.com

Thanks
Yousuf

whoever suggested to disable the sata from the bios is a genius n I god damn love you! my brain was hurting trying to figure out how too fix my laptop. Formatting my laptop as we speak
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ty very much after disabling the SATA NATIVE configuration the disk was able to read so far and am currently reformatting the drive hopefully this works
How do you disable the sata native support. I just can't.
Hi thanks a lots it work finally I can instal 2 OS in this computer dv6000 I hope Hp start to thingking not give hard time for the user specialy beginner one more time thanks so much