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)

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