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How To Unistall Vista And Load Xp

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#1 kanyama


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Posted 26 September 2008 - 05:03 AM

I have HP 530 laptop running windows Vista Ultimate, i want to uninstall Vista and install XP, Can some one give the basic procedure. coz i tried to change the boot menu to begin with CD-ROM after booting from the XP setup CD, the blue screen was displayed it run upto that option menu of repair or new installing etc. after pressing enter for the new installation option, the setup displayed the following massages:-
"Setup did not find any hard disk drivers installed in your computer.
make sure any hard disk drivers are powered on and properly connected to your computer, and that any disk-related hardware configuration is correct. this may invlove runninigg a manufacturer-supplied diagnostic or setup program.
setup cannot continue. to quite setup press F3"

after pressing F3 it booted normally back into windwos Vista, I have so far tried with two Windows XP setup CDs

Any Ideas please!



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Posted 26 September 2008 - 10:43 AM

Have a look here:
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#3 kanyama

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Posted 27 September 2008 - 03:01 AM

Thanks Garmanma, :huh:
I followed the link and found out that what makes the SETUP not to detect the Hard Disk was the SATA Drive Enabled so I disabled it and when I rebooted it accepted and I have successfully Installed Windows XP.

Thanks Alot.


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