Specs showing the SATA hard disk at http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en/sm/WF06a/321957-321957-64295-321838-3329741-1839153.html
Now there is NOTHING TO CORRECT here since it's proper for XP to not show that hard disk.
I'm sure this is enough for you to catch up on this issue.
i have a notebook hp compaq nx9420 i bought it and was told that all i need to do was wipe out the hard drive i went and bought a new one and installed it went to install windows xp and the computer tells me it cant detect the hard drive can someone help me i think there might be a security feture on the mother board i want to know if its possible to correct this i can work in the bios the cpu can read the cd drive but will not detect the hard drive
what i did was took out old drive put in new one then inserted windows xp then went to intall it starts the set up then prompts me to continue install hit enter and when i do that the message come right away cant detect drive hit f3 to end set up and thats it im i even doing this right?