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June 30, 2010 2:50:11 PM

how do i change "SATA Mode" option from AHCI to ATA , my PC is a HP laptop Pavilion dv3

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June 30, 2010 3:30:52 PM

Boot into the BIOS. Look for the SATA controller options. However, your HP OEM BIOS, may not allow you to see or change it. They have a tendency to lock down their BIOS.
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June 30, 2010 4:26:37 PM

thats where i face a great problem, i cant see the option for SATA Controller in BIOS, what can i do? help get a way please.
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June 30, 2010 4:48:39 PM

Do you have multiple menus in the BIOS, or a single page? Could you find an image of a similar or the same one? Or take a picture and upload it.

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June 30, 2010 5:03:51 PM

there are multiple pages, there are like this. MAIN, SECURITY,DIAGNOSTICS, SYSTEM CONFIGURATION, EXIT.
in MAIN i have SYSTEM TIME, SYSTEM DATE, DIAGNOSTIC LOG.
in SECURITY i have ADMINISTRATORS PASSWORD, POWER-ON PASSWORD.
in DIAGNOSTICS i have PRIMARY HARD DISK SELF TEST, MEMORY TEST.
in SYSTEM CONFIGURATION i have LANGUAGES, FAN ALWAYS ON, BOOT OPTIONS.
in EXIT i have EXIT SAVING CHANGES, EXIT DISCARDING CHANGES, LOAD SETUP DEFAULTS.

thats my InsydeH2O Setup Utility.

where do i go?
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June 30, 2010 5:36:43 PM

If those are your only options, then you don't have the option to change it. The option in your BIOS, would look similar to this. Though, all BIOSs are a little different.
http://news.metaparadigma.de/wp-content/gallery/efi-x-c...

The only other option, would be to go to HPs website, and see if there's a BIOS update. Flashing the BIOS may give you some more options.

Why are you trying to change the setting?
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June 30, 2010 5:39:41 PM

because i want to install Windows XP, and in the middle fo the installation it stops and gives me an error message - STOP: 0X0000007B ( 0XF78D2524,0XC0000034,0X00000000,0X00000000)
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June 30, 2010 5:40:11 PM

what do you advice me to do
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June 30, 2010 5:43:03 PM

Is the disc XP service pack 1? You may be missing the SATA driver support.

That can also be caused by faulty hardware, such as RAM.
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June 30, 2010 5:44:54 PM

it is SP 2, and i have used it several times, i also tried another disc, but the result was the same
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June 30, 2010 5:49:20 PM

Try loading the defaults in the BIOS.

If that doesn't solve the problem, you likely have some bad hardware. You can try 1 RAM chip at a time. A bad hard drive could cause the same symptoms.
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June 30, 2010 5:51:50 PM

i have tried loading the defaults but it didnt work too.
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June 30, 2010 5:54:12 PM

i am a newcomer in this forum,but you have helped me so much, thanks a lot, if you won't care can you give me your email please, mine is removed, u really gave me heart towards my studies
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June 30, 2010 6:33:56 PM

Glad I could be of some help. I would prefer to keep contacts here on the forum. But you are more than welcome to PM me if you'd like. Just click the green envelope under my name, and it'll send me a direct message.
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June 30, 2010 6:35:07 PM

thanks so much
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