Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Can't install Win 2003/XP: not able to detect hard disk

I've tried to install Windows 2003 on my HP dv6000, and I got the following error: "not able to detect hard disk".

I found few people with the same problem, but no answer. Only after searching for Windows XP installation issues I found the solution: disable the native SATA support in the BIOS.

Problem: on some computers (including HP dv6000) there's no way to disable native SATA support... grrr...

Bypass: how to add SATA driver to the Windows installation disk see here. (Specifically, HP SATA drivers from my computer found here)

Business Plan

"Business plans are a branch of science fiction. In classic science fiction the focus is on words, in the business plans the focus is on numbers", Yossi Vardi

"Business plan is like a sausage, you'll eat it only if you don't know how it was prepared", Yossi Vardi

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

GPEH to XML, GPEH Parser

I was looking around for a GPEH parser, or even GPEH to XML converter but I couldn't find one any where. Anyone?