SATA to IDE option missing in BIOS

Hewlett-packard Compaq presario cq56112n...
November 28, 2010 at 17:13:08
Specs: Windows 7 H. Premium 64, Intel Celeron 2.2
I have a CQ56 Presario Notebook. Im trying to downgrade from Win 7 to a spanish version of XP. During the installation of XP I get a blue screen. I Know that I have to go into the bios and change the Sata to IDE option. The problem is the cq56 Bios does not seem to have the option to do this. Does anybody have an idea how i can get around this or how to disable sata in a different maner. thanxs in advance.

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November 28, 2010 at 17:39:45
Why do you want to downgrade to an OS that's almost 10 yrs old?

You're going to have to create a new WinXP disc that has the SATA drivers slipstreamed into it. Before you wipe Win 7 from the drive, make sure you can find XP compatible drivers for all your hardware. Since XP is outdated, there may not be drivers available for your modern devices. If you don't know what you have (chipset, video, audio, network, wireless, touchpad, etc), have a look in Device Manager. If you already wiped the drive, you're going to have some work ahead of you trying to figure out which drivers you need.

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November 28, 2010 at 17:58:06
Thanxs for the reply mickliq. The reason I want to downgrade to XP is Im sending this computer to a south america. and the only version of windows I have in spanish is xp. I downloaded the xp drivers already so I will try your links thank you.

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July 7, 2011 at 08:38:18
How about the free Win 7 language pack (mui)

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