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Search using: 443774-001
443774-001 System board (motherboard) for Pavilion dv6000 series - Full-featured, with web camera support
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dv6700z is not listed.
If you have the Recovery disk(s) that came with the dv6700z....
- the first disk is a Windows Re-installation disk - it installs only the operating system. The files that it has are probably exactly the same as the ones with the same name on a regular OS disk, except that some of the OEM.* files have different internal content unique to your brand name model series. You have to supply the Product Key that's on the Microsoft label on the outside of the computer case. Near the end of Setup, when it looks for a connection to the internet, if it doesn't find one, then you are not asked if you want to Activate Windows now, and if you do have the computer hooked up so it can connect to the internet, you need to install network adapters that were not included on the OS disk after Setup has finished, before you can access the internet and Activate Windows.
When Setup is finished, you install drivers for your model that Windows did not install automatically, and, optionally, applications (programs) that are on other disks, or that you have obtained from the brand name's web site in the downloads for your specific model.
- Or - the Recovery disk or disk set is a huge archive file that was custom made by HP for your model series, that installs everything that was originally installed on the whole hard drive initially, including a second partition and the data on it if that applies, with very little input needed from you. If there is more than one disk, the first disk prompts you to insert the second disk when it has finished loading, etc.. When the disk or disk set has finished loading, Windows is probably already Activated and a Product Key has probably already been supplied that is different from the one on the Microsoft label on the outside of the computer case.
Both types of Recovery disks or disk sets will refuse to install on any computer except the brand name models that have a suitable brand name bios version and one of the mboard models it was intended for.
Since the 443774-001 mboard info says......:
" System board (motherboard) for Pavilion dv6000 series...."
.....the Recovery disk or disk set MIGHT install Windows or all of the original software installation fine.
"I have a SATA 120GB drive."
If you are able to boot from the first Recovery disk (or a regular or a regular OEM Microsoft Windows disk) fine, it loads the initial files fine, but it does not find your SATA drive, that's because the disk has no built in SATA drive controller drivers for your mboard and in that case it can't detect SATA drives by default.
The easiest way to get around that is....
Go into the bios Setup and find the setting for the SATA drive controller mode. I can't tell you what it is specifically, but whatever it is presently set to SATA or AHCI mode, it's changeable, and at least one other choice is an IDE compatible mode of some sort - e.g. IDE, ATA, Compatible, PATA, EIDE, etc. .
Set the bios to the IDE compatible mode, Save bios settings, then the disk WILL detect SATA drives when you boot from it, as IDE compatible drives.
After Setup has finished, after you have loaded the drivers for your specific model including the main chipset drivers and the SATA drive controller drives, then you can go back into the bios and set the SATA drive controller mode back to SATA or AHCI, whatever it was.