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#1 rjwoodie

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 04:15 AM

hey there people.
i have a 2 yr old hp pavillion dv5 lappy here running vista and i want to put xp pro on it.
but for some reason it wont boot from disk. when it says press any key to boot from disc so ya press any key then ya should see files being loaded but ya dont see anything. and after a few minutes you get a blew screen saying something about some kind of error.
has anyone had this problem befor and is there anyway to correct it.

cheers for ya time, rj

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 08:20 AM

It helps if you post the exact content of the error message.

What version (OEM/System Builders, Upgrade, Retail) of XP is reflected on the CD you are using?

If you are trying to use recovery/restore CDs that relate to a different system...that probably won't work.

Did you delete your previous install? The hard drive has nothing on it?

You have XP drivers for that system?

You have a valid XP license?

Louis

Edited by hamluis, 07 March 2010 - 08:21 AM.


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Posted 07 March 2010 - 11:25 AM

Have you verified that Windows XP Drivers exist for your lap top?

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 04:30 PM

It helps if you post the exact content of the error message.

What version (OEM/System Builders, Upgrade, Retail) of XP is reflected on the CD you are using?

If you are trying to use recovery/restore CDs that relate to a different system...that probably won't work.

Did you delete your previous install? The hard drive has nothing on it?

You have XP drivers for that system?

You have a valid XP license?

Louis



hey there louis,
iv used this version of xp pro to downgrade befor and has worked perfectly.
it will let me install windows 7 but just not windows xp pro.




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