This is an absolute mess.
I have an HP Pavilion dv6000 laptop, '07. Last year it crashed completely, and would not restart. There are no restore disks, as this computer was given to me. It was stored in the attic over the fall/winter.
I decided to see if I could get the thing working. I tried several things, including running Ubuntu off of a live USB, nothing worked.
I went ahead and installed XP from a disk I have from an old desktop. I have completely erased and formatted the C and D drives.
XP is installed, but I got an error during the installation: 0x80070428. Also, the audio system does not work (as an example, Win. Mv. Mkr. crashes because it has "determined that the computer does not contain the audio hardware necessary for it to work"), and when I try to install a program I get the message "the procedure entry point DecodePointer could not be located in the dynamic link library KERNEL32.dll"
Could someone help me get this computer usable, even if it is just a digital typewriter?
Thank you very much.