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Installing XP into a Computer running Vista


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#1 kanyama

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 02:03 AM

Dear all,

I have HP pavilion dv6000 running windows vista Home premium, I would like to uninstall vista and install XP instead, but when ever I tried, it displays an error that the hard disk is not found, I tried to look for support for SATA in the step so that i can disable, but i failed to get that option either.

is there any other way that i can use to install XP?

thanks in advance.
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Posted 12 March 2009 - 02:25 AM

Did you change the boot order so that the CD-ROM is the first device in the boot order?

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 02:39 AM

YES,
I have changed the boot order,
when I booted it will say press any key to boot from CD....
after pressing, it will run up to the option of "to install a fresh copy of windows press ENTER, to repair press R to quit the setup press F3" when i press ENTER it displayed no hard disk found, press F3 to quit setup.

after press F3 it boots back to normal windows vistas window.

Edited by kanyama, 12 March 2009 - 02:43 AM.


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Posted 12 March 2009 - 03:00 AM

Are you using a SATA hdd?

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 03:19 AM

Yes
The HDD is SATA if you don't mind the details of the computer are like this:
Product: HP Pavillion dv6500
S/n: CNF7403T51
P/n: GZ944EA#ABV
I have ever changed vista to Xp in Hp D530 where I had to disable the Support of SATA drive in order to allow the operating system recognize the Hard disk and it usually works but the problem is this time this option is missing in HP pavillion dv6500. and that's why I got stack.
if you need more information i can still provide.

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Edited by kanyama, 12 March 2009 - 03:27 AM.


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Posted 12 March 2009 - 03:31 AM

Did you disable the SATA support in the BIOS? If so how did you do it?

Have you tried changing the SATA mode to IDE in the BIOS?

You might find something in this article that will help.

Edited by dc3, 12 March 2009 - 03:32 AM.

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 05:19 AM

Hi DC3,
Thanks for your contribution, actually i didn't disable the SATA support in the BIOS coz the option didn't appear in the BIOS set up, what I can see under System Configuration are Language option,
Button Sound
Processor C4 State
and Boot options:
under the Boot optons: we have
F10 and F12 Delay option
CD-ROM Boot
Floppy Boot
Internatal Network Adapter Boot

Under Boot order:
ATAPI CD/DVD ROM Drive
Notebook Hard Driver
USB Diskette on Key
USB Hard DriveNetwork Adpter

I opened the hard disk and show the phsysical specification are for SATA Driver they have even written on it That its as 120GB Serial ATA Drive.

but I failed to see any option about Driver specification whether , SATA RAID or IDE.

The link you gave was important but I dont know where to get the drivers for SATA drive. on addition according to this option they are suppose to be written on a floppy but this is a notebook that doesn't have floppy drive.
any more information on that I will appreciate.
Thanks
Kanyama




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