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Compaq Presario 2800 hard drive not recognized

\015 I tried to switch out the hard drive on my laptop the other day and I couldn't get it to work. \302\240So I put in the old one again. \302\240When I tried to turn it on I got the error ''non-system disk or disk error''. \302\240There is no disk anywhere that would not be allowing it to boot. \302\240I thought it might be missing files so I tried to install the operating system again since I don't need anything that's on there but when it gets to the part where it asks me where to install it, there is no hard drive. \302\240So it doesn't recognize it although it is plugged in\302\240snugly. \302\240Please help me some one! \302\240Thank you!\015

Answers :

I think you have a sata drive here.
If so you need to install sata drivers for set-up to recognise the disc.
Download the drivers from manufacturers site:
use link below (I know its HP but its the same model different badge):


When installing XP press F6 at first set up screen (you are prompted - look at the bottom of the blue screen) and then later you are prompted for the drivers

You need to be able to use or attach a floppy drive for this and the sata drivers obviously need to be on the floppy disc.

You could try placing hem on a usb stick and setting the bios to read from it a second boot option
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