My laptop is compaq presario A900 CTO and nearly 3 years old. It was running on Windowx XP SP3 and was working fine. Suddenly, it not starting up and doesn't even shows Windows starting up screen, instead it gives message typed white on balck screen that "Insert the Boot CD and restart".
I decided to format the C drive and reinstall Windows XP. I inserted and restarted the Laptop. It starts booting from CD and when I reach at the blue background screen where I need to select the drive to install, it shows and display NO DRIVE, message is "There is no hard drive in the system" .
Please note that my SATA Native support is Disable.
I wonder if the HDD is crashed, also have no clue what happened. Please help.