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Unable to Downgrade vista OS to windows 2003 or XP(CQ-LAPTOP)

\015 Hi All,\015\012I have recently purchased a compac Laptop (CQ40-370TU) now i am trying to install windows OS which i am unable to do it.\015\012And i even contacted product support persons - for resolving this issue -they have suggested me to disable SATA NATIVE MODE in BIOS details.\015\012 But i didn't have SATA options/details in my Laptop.\015\012So please suugest me what i can do for installing this issue.\015\012\015\012Thanks in advance.\015\012Regards,\015\012Bhanu.\015

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During the Windows XP install it cannot find a hard drive?
The reason why Windows install does not work is because Windows XP does not have a SATA driver support and therefore cannot find the hard disk.
THE FIX FOR THIS PROBLEM.
Go into your BIOS and turn off Native SATA support or set it to IDE controller (this setting depends on the type of BIOS). Save the setting and reboot and you will be able to install Windows XP.
\015\012IF YOU CANNOT DO THIS IN THE BIOS then :-
\015\012Go to the Compaq/HP WEB site to download the SATA driver for your model laptop. This driver is used to install the 3rd party driver
during the Windows installation (during the Windows installation you need to press F6 to allow you to install the SATA driver).
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