Compaq Presario c300 - Windows XP Recovery disk is not hard drive

Compaq Presario c300 - S/No: CND6441F50 Prod No.: #ABU - Windows XP Media Center RT150EA

When you try to restore a new copy of Windows XP and after booting with a Windows startup disk, download to the point where you can select "recovery or install new ones.

When I press F3, it gives a message that the hard disk is not installed and I should check the connections of power supply, etc..  However, I can run XP from hard disk. And I checked through 'System' that the h/d driver works fine?

The laptop is 2006 and the disc does a lot of 'Beating' when even simple are requested - where the need to re - install Windows.  (Tried to frag!).

Can anyone suggest something outside the upgrade? Thank you

Did you run a self test on the hard drive? You said that you can run XP from the drive, but it runs well? Looks like to me this drive is defect and the cause of these issues. Here's how you can run a self-test: http://goo.gl/pVHxW

Let me know if there going to fail the test.

Thank you!
Sean

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