No Emulation????

August 3, 2007 at 08:36:42
Specs: XP, 128

Trying to install a larger HDD into a HP Pavillion 8670C so I can put XP on my friends PC. I have the CD-ROM as first boot device but after loading system files etc I get the following error message and it restarts the same procedure. "No atapi CD-Rom No Emulation." Please advise.

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#1
August 3, 2007 at 08:50:17

Try looking here:
http://computing.net/windowsxp/wwwb...

And here:
http://search.microsoft.com/results...

See if either one is a help to you.


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#2
August 3, 2007 at 13:29:12

Sounds like perhaps you need to load a driver for the ide controller. You would do this by hitting F6 when you see it in the lower left corner and providing the driver via floppy disk. Alternately you can slipstream your xp cd to include the driver. Google for the how to do that.

Imagine the power if you knew how to internet search


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#3
August 3, 2007 at 20:04:59

There are two different Pavillion 8670C models, and probably two different mboards.
If yours is D9290AR, it probably has two sets of IDE controllers - a regular one, and a RAID one, or it has a regular IDE controller and a RAID controller that supports both IDE and SATA, and 4, or 3, IDE connectors . Not all RAID controller chipsets support ATAPI, which is required for optical drives (e.g. many Promise ones don't).
If you have the CD drive connected to the RAID controller, connect it to the other one instead.

Alternately, if this large hard drive is the only one on the computer and it is empty, or in any case if you are trying to install Windows on the large hard drive, if you have the CD drive connected to the RAID controller, Windows probably doesn't have the built in ability to recognize it and provide drivers for it even if the RAID controller does recognize ATAPI drives, and you must load the drivers for the RAID controller at the beginning of Windows Setup for the RAID controller (press F6 when you are prompted to load drivers for SCSI drive controllers or similar, then provide a floppy with the drivers for the RAID controller). If you don't want to have to do that, connect the drive to the other IDE controller.


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#4
August 9, 2007 at 11:34:15

Thanks all for the help/suggestions. Tubesandwires was right with the switch. Alls well now. Sorry for the delay in the return response.


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#5
August 9, 2007 at 11:46:03

Thanks for finishing up the thread - better late than never.

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