I bought a Compaq C762NR Laptop and it came pre-installed with Vista. I want to reboot it wish XP.
After putting the XP cd in, a screen eventually comes up saying that "Setup did not find any hard disk drives", and prompts me to quit setup. I googled this problem, and found out that the problem lies with the SATA HDD on laptops.
So I went into the bios, disabled SATA, and tried to reboot xp again, and this time no screen came up. and the reboot process looks normal, but most sites (like this one
) recommend downloading the SATA driver from the manufacturer's website, and pressing F6 during the xp setup where it asks "install a third party scsi or raid driver", then install the driver using a floppy.
Unfortunately, neither does my laptop have a floppy drive, and I cannot find any sata drivers at my manufacturer's website
... Actually there's only one driver listed there and its a storage driver, which brings more worries later.
Anyway, if I disable SATA from the bios and boot xp onto the laptop, will my computer still be able to enable SATA? Will the computer slow down if I keep SATA off?
Thanks in advance!