alu4e, Please Check Again...
by Grif Thomas - 5/22/07 1:04 PM
In Reply to: Need help..... by alu4e
Most of the DV6000 series use a SATA hard drive.. If it's PATA, then you don't need to disable the SATA support..
You'll need to check your BIOS to see if the "Native SATA support" is listed. Usually, of those using an Intel processor, you'll need to disable SATA support in the BIOS.. For those using an AMD processor, it may not be there.. Either way, you'll want to look.. Generally, if you don't disable SATA support in the BIOS, then the XP CD won't find the hard drive and install.
Personally, I recommend wiping the hard drive completely so the XP installation will work correctly. It may not be required in some situations but I prefer it that way. Nothing from Vista remains to clog up the system.. BEFORE doing that, you can create Recovery discs of the Vista setup which will work instead of the partition.. IF you ever decide to go back to the Vista operating system on the computer, use the Recovery discs.
Here's a link to my post above where I reverted my DV6205us to XP..
Hope this helps.
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