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New HD for HP pavilion dv6000 "no hard disk"

I found out my HD was bad on my HP Pavilion dv6000 laptop. I couldn't even see Hard Drive in BIOS. So HP sent me a new Hard Drive. I installed it, and it says "operating system not found" when I turn laptop on (Which I understand because it is a blank HD). I am able to see it in the BIOS this time at least. I am trying to install XP Professional (no service pack), It starts booting off CD, but then says "Can't continue, no HD detected"

This is a pretty new laptop that came originally installed with Vista Ultimate. Is the reason I am having trouble because I am trying to install windows XP Pro?

What so I do?
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chrisdunn_6Commented:
yes the problem is you need to specify drivers if you are installing with no service packs.
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chrisdunn_6Commented:
try xp service pack 2.
or try the bios update here
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=ob-56284-1&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&os=228&product=1842155

this bios update should fix the problem but you may have to find the third party drivers to tell xp how to comunicate on your board.
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wassa_rCommented:
I think... This is due your laptop has a SATA Controler for your harddisk. sometimes windows XP does not have.

If you still have the CD's that came with the laptop (if so) there sould be a cd with the SATA drivers on it. you will need to install before the windows XP installation progress is started.

Put in your windows xp cd and boot from that.

Read the lines that will appear in the lower line on your screen.

I'm not sure but i think it sais: press F6 if you want to install 3rd party or raid drivers.
Press F6 to do so, try to locate your SATA drivers if you don't have them on your disks.. you will need to download them from the HP site.

Just follow the steps on the screen.
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wassa_rCommented:
Oh by the way..

In most cases you will need to load the SATA controller drivers to a USB stick or floppy, software for that should be available on te rescue disks or online at HP support.
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chrisdunn_6Commented:
AHA here is your real model dv6000t
here are your drivers
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareList?os=228&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=3224055

here is the one you need to install windows
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=ob-39535-1&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&os=228&product=3224055

the instructions are there just read
boot your xp cd
keep tapping f6 when it asks you
press s when it asks you if you want to specify a driver
insert the floppy disk you made from the above link
press enter to load the driver then continue. all is well
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chrisdunn_6Commented:
FYI vista has these drivers built in so there is nothing special you have to do for vista.
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