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HP doesn't recognize the hard drive

By Snowtown
Jan 29, 2007
  1. Hi everyone!

    I've just bought new HP laptop and I was trying to install a Windows XP Professional. But when I got to the Windows Setup, the next window showed me the following message:

    "Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer"

    Can somebody please help me resolve this problem? I've never faced it before.

    Thank you all in advance.
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,067   +169

    This is a New laptop? What OS did it have on it when you bought it?
     
  3. Snowtown

    Snowtown TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It had Free Dos.
     
  4. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,761   +97

    When you say new laptop? Brand new current or prior year. The only reason why it might not work because of the 2.5HD has to be 5400RPMs or 7200RPMs not 4200RPMS don't see to work. I've tried it nope...
     
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,067   +169

    A new HP laptop with Free DOS? I don't understand... Free DOS for monitoring medical equipment?
     
  6. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,761   +97

    Oh which Model do you have from HP? I can look it up and tell you what to get or what will work?
     
  7. Snowtown

    Snowtown TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I managed to solve the problem. Here's what I did. In laptop BIOS I disabled SATA Native, and after that the system recognized the hard drive as PATA so it all worked fine.
     
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