Had problem installing Windows XP Professional on Compag Presario V3000. Windows XP couldn't detect the SATA hard disk.
Finally, from previous experience installing Acer notebook, downloaded the SATA driver from HP site. Boot up Presario V3000 & hit F6 key to add the SATA driver from USB floopy disk. The installation stuck half way, asking for SATA driver again. Darnit!
Finally, use NLite program to put the SATA driver into the Windows XP Professional cd. Boot up the Presario V3000 again. Bravo !!! It works prefectly fine!!!