|Have you, or is it possible anyone else has...|
- dropped this netbook, or otherwise subjected it to a physical jolt ?
- spilled liquid on it ?
"I have a compaq mini net book ..."
Scroll down a bit.
Look for the similar label on the outside of your computer.
Quote the specific model number - that's at the end of the first line.
Quote the Product number - that's on the third line.
".....I'm still getting the same error. "
Quote the exact wording of the error.
Obviously, if the bios can't see the hard drive, the OS disk's software can't see it either. When the hard drive is SATA, the OS disk software may not find a SATA drive, depending on bios settings for the SATA controller mode, you either have to change the bios setting or load SATA controller drivers for your mboard while loading the initial files from the Windows disk, but even then the hard drive must show up in the bios.