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hi guys
trying to reinstall windows vista on a HP DV6000 6404ca model laptop for someone,

but everytime i get to hard drive options it show 0mb.

there's no options in bios in relation to this (even tho it does say factory installed os vista)


. i dunno , does it need sata driver? or hp block this way of installation at this point i'm kinda clueless

thanks
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post #2 of 22
It shows no hard drives on the list, or it shows a hard drive with no space?
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It shows no hard drives on the list, or it shows a hard drive with no space?
it shows hard drive with no space

what happened was the user installed win7 and screw it up
so i was trying to reinstall back to vista for him

hard drive is functional as ultimate boot cd finds it fine, plug as external work fine with another pc,
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it shows hard drive with no space

what happened was the user installed win7 and screw it up
so i was trying to reinstall back to vista for him
Does it allow you to format the drive?
post #5 of 22
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it even show on windows XP(just now), what the hell is going on
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post #6 of 22
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Does it allow you to format the drive?
option's there, click, and the doesn't work gives a small error saying i can't


maybe i need to modify Vista disc? maybe something needed to be add in
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post #7 of 22
It shows in Windows XP?

Can you give us a screenshot?
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yes hold
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post #9 of 22
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Image of Vista Drive options


and then XP works so i intended to install that and then got bluescreen near the end



note that hard drive had been quick scanned for error prior to this
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post #10 of 22
Have you checked the HDD in another computer?
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