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#1 sept2579

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 12:54 PM

Hello, I'm new and had a quick question. I have a compaq 224nr cq60. It came with vista but I wanted to install xp. But whenever I tried, it kept giving me some blue screened error that said "stop, windows is doing blah blah blah to prevent damage". It was like it was blocking it. So I tried to wipe out the hard drive and it blocked that too! Now I've managed to wipe my hard drive supposedly another way. Now there's no vista but I still get the stupid blue screen message. The method I used to wipe it out wasnt exactly a wipe out disc though. Could there be some remnants of vista somewhere? The message said "windows" was preventing it. I doubt it's some hardware in the computer itself but is that possible? Can somebody please help? What's blocking my installation? :huh:

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 06:15 PM

Go into your BIOS and make the CD/DVD drive the first boot device, insert the Windows XP CD, exit the BIOS while saving changes
It will reformat and install
This only works with a retail XP disk and you will need to find compatible drivers
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