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HP Pavilion ze5500 - Laptop won't recognize hard drive.

\015 I have a laptop of course it's an HP Pavilion ze5500. Right now since it won't recognize the hard drive I have to run Linux from a disc. I'm not to fond of Linux so I was wanting to install Windows XP, but when I go to install Windows XP from the disc, it says no hard disk. When I go to BIOS to look at the hard disk it says [none]. I tried to manually enter it by entering the cylinders, heads, and sectors myself but it still won't recognize it. The hard drive is the original hard drive that came with the laptop. Does anyone know why this this problem could occur, and if so, is there anyway to correct it.\015

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Hi. Once I had this similar problem with a HP Pavilion dv9000. "No Operating System"; "Windows Recovery Console cannot continue because there's no HD present..press F3 to Exit". No progress with Safe Mode nor Command Prompt, etc.
\015\012Then I went to the Bios, change tab to "System Configuration" and change the "Sata Native Support" to disable, whitch says that by changing to disable the HD would work better if the Operating System are Win2000 and Win9x.
\015\012Hit "Safe and Exit" and the computer started normaly!
\015\012I relly don't know how or why. It just work.
\015\012I don't know if would work for Linux (mine had Windows XP) and don't know the Bios view of your laptop. But you can explore and give it a try.
\015\012Hope this helps.
\015\012God Bless You!
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