Having problems with your PC Desktops ?

Hard drive driver problem

\015 Hi, \015\012I just bought a desktop computer from BestBuy few days ago. The PC came with Windows Vista Home Edition Premium. Due to some compatibility issues with some softwares, I needed to install a Windows XP Professional operating syste. I put the Windows XP professional CD in the CD Drive and booted the computer from CD and attempted to install windows XP. It asked me if I want to format my hard drive and I said yes! , the hard drive was formatted, then XP setup copied all setup files and attempted to restart the computer, the computer started and returned a message saying \015\012\015\012Error Reading Drive\015\012Click Control +Alt+Del to restart.\015\012\015\012It seems that my hard drive is not recognized any more. I tried to install Windows vista back, but it said that there is no Hard drive installed, when I tried to load the driver from the CD I got with the computer, it never worked. \015\012\015\012I tried to use Windows 98 CD to load command, it said the same and it even said that the CDROM driver is installed. \015\012I have no idea what to do, but I need to get the computer running befre monday morning! \015\012\015\012I have Windows 98 CD, Windows XP professional updgare CD, Windows Vista Home Edition Premium CD, \015\012\015\012BTW, I also ran the test utility application that came with the computer in the drivers CD from Dell, it tested everything and said there is no problem!\015\012\015\012Any solution?\015

Answers :

Hi,

It is possible that your hard drive is a SATA and therefore not readily readable by 98, XP but surprised not even by Vista. In any case, since you would still prefer to run XP (due to other software compatibility issues), pls press F6 when prompted by the XP installer. Additionally, you would need to have ready in a floppy the appropriate SATA drivers for your motherboard. They maybe downloaded from the motherboard manufacturer's website or possibly in the installer/driver CD that came with the PC.

Other than the above, it is also possible that you may have some issues with the availability of XP drivers for the other devices for that computer specially if it is branded.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for PC Desktops

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

Driver needed for TSST Corp CDDVDW TS-H653N SCSI CdRom Device please. DVD drive shown in My Computer, and MS says I have the correct driver for this device. But, it doesn't work.


If the computer still cannot read a disc, there may be a problem with the drive. Go to method 3 to troubleshoot the CD or DVD drive.\015\012If the computer can read the other disc, there is a problem with original CD or DVD. Contact the manufacturer ... Compaq PC Desktops

Problems with installation


The main problem with installing Windows XP on an Acer 4310 notebook always comes back to the wireless lan. You will oftentimes see an error code 39, and be told that the driver is corrupt or missing. The problem with the wifi card seems to be spec ... PC Laptops

After formatting my pc is unable to run


Note: Some of these steps may require you to access windows via safe mode. If that's not possible then skip those steps.\015\012\015\012Restart your computer if you haven't already done so. The STOP 0x0000007B \015\ ... PC Desktops

I am trying to burn a DVD that is 1 hour and 49 minutes long and it will not burn correctly. On a DVD-RW it only recorded just a small amount at the beginning and also had music in the background. I tried a DVD-R and it would not work at all. It also seems that the video file is larger than what the DVD can hold but I am using 4.7GB (2hours).


Make sure you treat your blank CD-R's with respect.\015\012Scratches or dust may cause write errors! Handle the disc carefully when transferring it to the CD drive!\015\012 \015\012 \015\012\015\012 \015\012DMA & Auto Insert ... PC Desktops

Re: your suggestion for my Dell Lattitude D600 Hard Drive Problem


Ok, now we have some good discourse! While I'd always prefer to use a friend's laptop to test my fringe hypotheses, having your own is a fine option too. And it sounds like you have an enclosure too, so you are pretty much all set. It's r ... PC Laptops

COMPAQ SPS-BD 1394 Motherboard - replacing microprocessor and memory


I normally ask for more information when people post problems but I can't even be bothered to go through all this driver to get to the root of your problem. Cut out the c**p and give the necessary.\015\012\015\012As a former tech, you should know wha ... Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

Acer aspire 5100- 3949 NEED Hard Drive Drivers


You don't need a hard drive driver, this is taken care of by the BIOS.\015\012If the hard drive has disappeared then it is most likely the hard drive is dead. Go into the BIOS configuration to see if it has detected the hard drive, if it is not ... Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

Cannot read disk - Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop


"A disk read error occured press Ctrl+Alt+del to restart " FOLLOW THE BELOW INSTRUCTIONS TO RUN DELL DIAGNOSTIC ON INTERNAL HDD Open the Dell Diagnostics on either your hard drive (F12) or from the Resource (Drivers and Utilities) CD. Running from th ... Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

Computer will not allow installation of system software


Try downloading the individual drivers from the dell site and installing them that way. I had an HP that would not recognize the manufacturer disc. HP said they image their hard drive and unless I buy the hard drive from them at 3 times the price the ... Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook

Poweredge 1800 server


Hey,I looked over the spesifications for the poweredge 1800 servers, go ahead, it will work perfectly but there is one problem in the windows XP setup, you will need to insert / load SCSI or SATA drivers for the hard drive With a floppy d ... Dell PowerEdge 1800 Server

Installing a Seagate Dive into an Armada M700


Here at my shop I have run into this exact same problem on several P3 Compaq's and a few Toshiba's. I found that some of these machines, not all, but some, will not accept the 5400RPM drive, but will take the 4200RPM drive just fine. It's just ... Compaq Armada M700 Notebook

Motherboard drivers I purchased my laptop 3 months ago. I formatted my system a month ago due to virus then i loaded WINDOWS XP 2000.After that i loaded its drivers from net but they are not supporting them. Dealer told that they would support only if I load windows VISTA. O.S.I am having this problem since a month.Kindly help me out please. Company:COMPAQ-HP Model:Presario F7300 Model no: F739AU City: Ludhiana


I contacted HP the other day for a problem while trying to load XP on a VISTA box. They sent me to this site.. and gave me instructions for resoluation or at least an attempt.. Hope this helps\015\012Thanks David\015\012Let me know it if ... Compaq Presario Notebook

COMPAQ SPS-BD 1394 Motherboard - replacing microprocessor / cannibalizing into a Compaq Presario S5010NX, Prod. # DN032A-ABA, with a 2.5GHz Celeron w/ virtual memory problem. Details below


Hi dearwhy not make aconnection with another pc to other pc with crossing cable, you can sharing anything there, file ,printer...and allokecropp ... Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

Have windows vista and wanting to install xp


Installing Windows XP on a SATA DriveAuthor: DJ OsloDate: August 18, 2007Description:This tutorial will describe step by step how to install XP on a laptop with a SATA harddrive in order to downgrade the operating ... Toshiba Satellite X205-S9349 Notebook

Hard drive driver problem


Hi,It is possible that your hard drive is a SATA and therefore not readily readable by 98, XP but surprised not even by Vista. In any case, since you would still prefer to run XP (due to other software compatibility issues), pls pr ... PC Desktops

Install windows XP


Well this really bugs u out installing Windows XP into a non XP systemAll u need is a slip streamed driver for it.. Now dont be confused.. THE SETUP HAS DETECTED AN ERROR & WILL SHUT DOWN This would be shown when u start i ... PC Laptops

STOP C0000221 erro de hardware desconhecido systemroot system32 ntdll.dll


You may receive one of the following stop error messages while \015\012working on your Windows XP computer.\015\012STOP: C0000221 unknown hard error\015\012Path\\File_nameSTOP: 0xC0000221 unknown hard error\015\012C:\\Winnt\\ ... Intel PC Desktops

Dell ethernet driver not working correctly for me


To reinstall the windows, you need the windows disk that came along with the PC. Boot your computer using the disk and reinstall it using the onscreen instruction.\015\012\015\012\015\012If you have a Windows XP CD (a ... Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

USB Problem Thx for the reply. The problem happens witha ny device , camera external hard -drive, ipod etc.


Hmmm external hard drive should work without any problem as windows xp allready have inbuilt drivers for mass-storage.\015\012\015\012try to Uninstall the USB driver, goto Device manager and Uninstall USB, then reboot to clean system regi ... HP Compaq Presario R4000 Notebook

Windows Vista will not start up


Please have a look at this link to see MS's recommendations for startup problems in vista.And since ... PC Laptops

Reloading windows xp


Replacement Drive? If you are talking about a Hard Drive the answer is: You can buy any hard drive as long as it is the same type from any computer store. Take your Hard Drive to the store and tell the sales person that you want another hard drive ... Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

My dell 610 took a short fall and a curruption developed on the hard drive, forcing me to install a new hard drive. I couldn't recover anything from the old hard drive, so I went to Dell's website and using the service tag no. downloaded all the stuff it came with noriginally. But unfortunately because the company I bought my computer from isn't the one Dell has listed they refuse to assist me. I've tried loading all the drivers that I downloaded but this didn't correct the problem. I am no expe


What you have done is basically right, by downloading the drivers from the Dell WEB site using the Service Tag No.\015\012The drivers are specific to either XP or Vista, make sure you download the correct version for the Windows you are using, ... Dell PC Laptops

Dell Lattitude D600 Laptop (Secondary Hardrive not found)


Do this in the order :\015\012\015\012Turn the laptop off\015\012\015\0121) Remove the CDROM/DVDROM or combo drive from the Laptop\015\012\015\0122) Turn on the Laptop go to bios setup and save the setting\01 ... Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

Computer has frozen on windows logo


1) Which version of Windows ? For the following discussion I am assuming it is 2000, XP or higher. You may also want to print this, it's long.2) Is this this the low resolution Windows logo on the black scre ... Fujitsu Siemens SCALEO 600 (FSP:83C005617) PC Desktop

Cant find operating system


Hello, \015\012Most likely, your hard drive is the problem here. It is trying to read your hard drive but is finding none. Either it needs the hard drive sata drivers, assuming it has a sata hard drive or the drive might be defective and needs ... PC Laptops
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.electronic-servicing.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.8909 seconds