This has been covered countless times. Ask HP for the driver, and if they don't have it or won't cough it up, then you're SOL.
What exactly is wrong with Vista anyway? Forget what other people say, what problems do/did YOU have?
I have an Pavilion a6734f desktop. have just installed new Seagate SATA 250 GB (Barracuda 7200) hard drive. I know I need to partition it and format it, however, I do not have a floppy drive or disk with the FDISK option.
Also, the computer does not recognize the harddrive when I use the Windows XP set up disk. The old drive had Vista on it but I want to use my Windows XP instead. I also do not have Vista CDs.
I understand from reading other posts on other forums and this one, I need to install drivers for windows XP to recognize a SATA drive.
Where do I find the drivers? I have looked on ASUS website and they do not have the model of my motherboard listed?? it is an asus IPIBL - LB model - aka: HP Benicia GL8E with socket 775 and Intel G33.
And without a floppy drive can I download drivers from the internet to CD and install them on new drive from CD drive?
Any info would be greatly appreciated!!