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Problem While Trying To Format My HP Laptop.

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  • Started 9 years ago by lemonguy6
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lemonguy6
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hey guys,
ok i put the format disc in , and boot up , then i press any key to boot up from disc , then i get this message :

Windows XP Professional Setup

Setup did not find any hard disk drives instakked in your computer.

Make sure any hard disk drives are powered on and properly connected to your computer, and that any disk-related hardware configuration is correct. This may involve running a manufacturer-supplied disgnostic or setup program.

Setup cannot continue. To quit Setup, press F3.

It's Windows XP just to let you know.

So what do you think the problem is ?

please help

and thanks.

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madmacs
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lemonguy6, to me it sounds like you have a SATA HD in your laptop and XP doesn´t recognize it. Was the laptop pre-installed with Vista before you started to install XP? You could try changing the BIOS settings to IDE if it´s possible. Matt

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lemonguy6
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NOPES , It was XP and now XP , Never ever changed . And my friend just told me that you need to install a driver on the format disc using " nLite " , but he doesn't know what driver ! :/

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madmacs
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Can you tell us the exact model of your HP laptop, please.

Posted 9 years ago
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lemonguy6
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HP Pavilion dv9000 and it's Laptop , and it's Windows XP Professional.

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madmacs
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lemonguy, if you go into BIOS is your HD seen?

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lemonguy6
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by the way it windows xp home edition not professional

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lemonguy6
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im in the BIOS but how to check for HD thing .. ?

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lemonguy6
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ok i got wat u mean and no its not shown

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Beauseph
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Have you checked to see if your computer came with a built in recovery partition you can format with? Thats what I always use, unless you can't get that far, in that case you need a CD. But using the recovery partition is really really easy if its available. I believe with HP's when you boot up its F11.

Posted 9 years ago
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raphoenix
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lemonguy6,
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Reference your very first post on this topic at top of thread.
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The Geek HowTo.
https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows/resolving-setup-did-not-find-any-hard-disk-drives-during-windows-xp-installation/
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Regards,
Rick P.

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lemonguy6
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Now when i use nLite , i need to use my normal format disc to add onto it the things ? or a New DISC ? ?

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lemonguy6
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can anyone just do the thing which like the file to burn for me , and ill just save it or download , and then Burn it ! , please anyone can ?

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lemonguy6
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ok i got the ISO File , i done it , but then when i open it to burn it , it tells me this : Foreign Image File

The entered block size may be wrong. Do you want to correct the value or ignore the problem?

[ Correct ] or [ Ignore ] .

So what do i choose ?

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lemonguy6
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If I correct it brings up box....

<"Foreign Image Settings"

Type of image

Raw data (box to check or uncheck)

dropdown menu with ....

Data mode 1
Data mode 2
Audio
HFS>

<Below is "Settings"

Block size {bytes} dropdown with 2048 and 2352
Image header size {bytes} with box for number value to be added
Image trailer size {bytes} with box for number value to be added

Scramble (box to check or uncheck)
Swapped (box to check or uncheck)>

If I Ignore it goes through the burn process, but nothing comes out on the cd

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lemonguy6
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ANYONE REPLY ?? Please ! ! !

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