Installing win XP on HP pavilion dv6850ee

By UoSo
Jan 18, 2009
  1. hi...

    i have a problem installing windows XP on HP pavillion dv6850ee notebook

    when i reach the second windows.. ( when it check for hard drives )

    i get a messege that no hard drive found..

    some guys told me to change the bios settings to ide or something like that but i dont know how...

    please help..

  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    How old is the drive, and why do you need to install? Is it a SATA machine with a SATA hard drive. Have you done what is needed to setup and format, per HP instructions?
  3. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,077

  4. UoSo

    UoSo TS Rookie Topic Starter

    so now what should i do so i can install windows XP
  5. brucethetech

    brucethetech TS Enthusiast Posts: 229

    there should be a setting in the bios for SATA operation. it needs to be set to compatible. If you dont have "compatable" please tell the options you have for sata operation
  6. UoSo

    UoSo TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i think i just need drivers for SATA HDD

    you think this could work

    and i cant find them... if anyone know where can find post a link plz

    thnx all...
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