I am trying to install Windows XP on my friends HP dv6000 from my legit XP discs. I read about the SATA drivers but the problem is that when I try to install it the notebook just turns off. The furthest I have gotten so far is to the XP install screen with the "New Fresh Look." It said something about the battery driver not being compatible, I clicked "No" but it turned off, I clicked "Yes" but it turned off
I have problem when trying to install xp on a new sata 500gb hard drive I just bought.When installng xp it starts loading on windows then it says windows needs to restart.After happens,I get a blue screen with the following message. A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. stop screen error. Check for viruse your pc.Remove any newly installed HD or HD controllers.Check your HD to make sure it is proprly configured and terminated.Run CHKDSK / f to check for HD corruption, and then restart pc
I recently purchased a new laptop that came with Vista Basic preinstalled! I have been getting numerous error messages and system crashes, all which state that there is a Vista error and it needs to exit the program. Very annoying. I want to remove the Vista and use XP Pro.
I purchased a Dell Inspiron 531 about a year or so ago for my wife. It came with Vista pre-installed. Everything was fine except that my wife kept complaining about the speed compared to my pc running XP. So, I checked the web to see if uninstalling Vista would be a problem and mostly I found that it was doable. So, I downloaded the necessary nVidia drivers and I was off. I unistalled Vista, reformated the HD and reinstalled XP Home SP1a (a purchased copy) so everything went just fine, at least so I thought. I now get frequent shutdowns and reboots. Some programs will not install properly (such as MS Office 2003)- word will open sometimes and sometimes I get errors saying that the program could not open for various reasons. I use Avira anti-virus and it has problems updating.
I have a 2 Year old HP dv600 Laptop that causes endless griefThe computer boots up with the HP quick Play display on screen with a choice of three selections DVD.Music and Windows OS When Windows OS is selected the Computer goes in to search which takes up to 1-2 Min.and then goes in to sleep mode The only way to get it to boot up at all is to boot in to safe mode and then restart I have uninstalled HP quick launch with no results it seems Quick Play is a Keyboard service and there doesn't seem any way to circumvent the Key.
I've recently ran into an opportunity to install 64-bit windows XP. I can't really get Vista at the moment, so I'm considering this. Google has been vague on it, and most of the articles that I've read say that it's a bad idea. Granted they were published in 2005.
Can't complete XP install. Halts "Installing New Devices" same place each time.New HP Pavilion desktop with Vista Premium preinstalled on a 250GB SATA HD.I have installed my old Maxtor 40GB IDE/ATA HD for dual booting.Note: one is SATA and one is not.Both drives are recognized in BIOS (CMOS) and in Vista.I can drag files from Vista to it.I am able to change the boot order.When installing XP I get to the point where it is "Installing New Devices" and it halts with no further progress.
Okay, I have this laptop with Vista Home Premium that I just can't stand stand anymore. I decided to try to install XP pro on it. I partitioned off a part of the HDD to store data backups and proceded with wiping Vista off the primary partition and went ahead to installing XP. When trying to install XP pro SP2 it got all the way to the partition setup and it did not read the HDD at all. If I press enter anyway I get a BSOD that has a setupdd.exe error. I have researched this error and it seems to relate to hardware incompatibility. I tried installing XP pro with the service pack 3 beta slipstreamed in and had the same problem. I also tried Black XP and it would not even boot from the disk. Then as a last resort I tried installing LastXP and it seemed to have alot better luck. It read the HDD and started installing but it always fails to copy the file "iastor75.sys" and after clicking "skip" it finishes the setup and reboots to another BSOD. I have no idea what iastor75.sys is. I have tried google searches and found nothing conclusive.
BTW my laptop is a Gateway MT6730.
I really really really want XP on this computer. Do you guys think that if I slipstreamed in some chipset and HDD drivers onto the XP disk it would work?
Any comments on this would be greatly appreciated.
Dell Dimension E520.The machine came with Vista but it doesn't work with any of the applications that we need. We just went out and dropped the wad of cash on Windows XP and resized the hard drive with the Vista Disk Management.When we boot into the WinXP cd, it loads all the drivers etc but when it gets to "Starting Windows XP" screen at the end of the driver loading (no graphics yet), it suddenly bluescreens and says to check for a virus or run a checkdisk. We tried this a number of times and its not working.Due to the fact that nothing is set yet for installation, the WinXP disk should _not_ be even yet touching the hard disk, just loading into RAM. The machine is new and has 2GB of RAM on it, more than enough for an XP install.Does anyone know what could be the issue? I am wondering if we have to find/install additional drivers at the initial XP disk loading, but I am not sure.
i swapped the motherboard from my pc which was running vista to our older pc which is running xp not only that but i put a new 300gig drive in the xp machine and was planning to clean install xp again however it wont let me boot into xp setup it gets to the first screen you know where its preparing setup files etc.. then after that i get the blue screen with the error 0x0000007B, the hard drive is being detected and all should work fine i have removed everything from the motherboard but the bare essentials, and the interesting thing is when i run the vista install cd it gets to the setup steps without a hitch so im wondering does vista affect something on the motherboard when it has been previously installed which prevents xp from being installed again? and if so how do i reset it back to factory condition, i have already tried resetting cmos to defaults,
I bought a new Dell one week too late to get it delivered with XP, and am now the proud owner of a system with Vista Home Premium. But I'm more familiar with XP, it's what I use at work, and I'd like to benefit from the years of wisdom and optimization that have gone into a mature operating system.So I also bought a copy of XP Pro SP2, and am trying to wipe Vista and install XP. But when I boot from the XP Install CD, it gets through loading drivers, then to "Starting Windows", then crashes to bluescreen. This happens before I can get to safe mode or anything.
I want to replace Vista with XP however my laptop has a SATA HD. I know that I can create a boot disk on either a floppy or a CD however I think it should be possible for me to install the drivers on an external USB HD? Before I format my drive I just wanted to confirm that this is possible?
i read a very similar problem on this forum searching for a clue to get xp running. i recently bought a gateway GM5478, http://www.gateway.com/retail/gm5478.php that came pre-loaded with vista, some programs that i need to run now aren't compatible with it yet so i need to downgrade. i've tried using nLite to create a xp boot disc with the drivers integrated but it failed twice, resulting in the same blue screen error. the drivers im trying to use are:
ive also thought about purchasing a usb external floppy but i read that only three types are accepted during the xp install process and i couldn't find any of them online.
Basically the thread title explanes it all, I am building a new computer and wondering if i can have vista 64 bit and xp 32bit on the same HDD in a dual boot format.I am no computer noob, I am in training to be a network manager and deal with a server 2003 and open SUSE Linux dual boot system at school.
I was running a dual boot of windows XP and Ubuntu Linux prior to installing Vista beta 2. Now, after upgrading windows XP to vista beta 2 i no longer have the boot screen that allows me to chose between my linux boot and my vista. Any way i can get back into linux? I did not make a boot disc for linux.
HI, I just installed windows 2000 professional onto my computer. Everything works fine except that the resolution is really grainy. On some web sites I cannot even make out what the words are. I found out that when I go into my monitor settings in display properties I am unable to install the drivers for my monitor. Does anybody know a way in which I can get around this.
I'm trying to make a dual boot system Vista/XP with my HP Media Center purchased in 2007 with Vista pre-installed. Inside Vista I created the partition for XP (disk D and rebooted with the 'XP Pro SP2' inside. After selecting its correct partition for installing it copies all files on hard disk and it reboots in order to start its installation, upon rebooting and starting first time from hard disk, it says that there is an error in the system and stops. If I install only XP on the system it works correctly even though some newest hardware is not recognized. I had already made a dual boot two years ago with a 2007 XP Student Edition and it smoothly. If it is due to the XP version being too old that maybe cannot deal with the boot record created by Vista Or perhaps such an old XP cannot recognize a boot hard disk that is not C:? Is there a way to bypass this point (perhaps fixing the boot record) in order to continue correctly the installation? Thank you, Al
I originally had Vista Business edition on my laptop and decided to dual boot with XP. So far I created a partition on the same drive (C: ) as Vista and installed XP on it. how do I choose between Vista and XP when my computer boots up? When I turn on my computer it boots straight into XP and doesn't show that menu where it gives me a choice of which OS I want to boot
Is it possible to have a Vista based system and then load XP on the same system and switch between the two. I know mac's have something similar to this but i have an HP dv7 pavilion notebook with an AMD Turion x2 Dual-core mobile RM-70 2ghz processor, 4 gb of ram, ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics chip set, and 156GB of free harddrive space
just ordered a new pc that is on its way pre loaded with WIN XP PRO SP2. It also come with a free VISTA BUSSINES upgrade. I want to set up a dual boot system when i get my VISTA disk. should i use partition magic and set up a new partition for vista or is there a better way of doing this
I initially started with XP and created a separate partition for Vista, installing Vista on the other partition, Vista sees the (XP) Earlier version of windows. When I choose XP, I get the following error: NTOSKRNL.EXE is missing or corrupt. If I repair the XP with fixmbr - I end up screwing up Vista. Then when I repair Vista, it end's screwing up XP
I just purchased a used Dell Dimension 4700, it came without the OS installed or the resource cd with all the drivers. I installed the OS this afternoon, but in the device manager serveral yellow ? came up. The flags are listed for the ethernet controller, multimedia audio controller, PCI modem, SM Bus controller, unknown device, and the video controller (vga compatible).
After suffering months of freezing PC and blue screens (primarily the dreaded kernel stack error. I have done tried all the recovery tricks from here and MS website, done chkdsk /f & /r repeatedly over four days without using the PC in between, and all the other stuff from here and Microsoft. Bought an expensive Reg cleaner and run it repeatedly. No luck. No recently installed soft or hardware. New Dell desktop. 1 year of trouble-free life until this. I now boot from the recovery XP CD (it includes SP2) to try to reformat the whole shebang and it gets as far as loading setup files OK, then as usual tries to start load windows installation and ... blue screen. STOP error 0x0000007B (OXF78D2524 OXC0000034, OX00000000, OX00000000). Decided to buy a new HDD and install XP on that. (3 weeks from Dell!) and in machine. Old one disconnected. Tried installing XP from disk. It stalls at exactly the same moment as before (loads up preliminary files, gets to ""starting Windows" and then the dreaded blue screen with the same error message as before. 0X0000007B (OXF78D2524, 0XC0000034, 0X00000000, 0X00000000). So presumably not HD (although always good to have one). Have downloaded Memtest and run it for 24 hours. No RAM errors reported.
I was dual booting XP and Vista but didn't want Vista anymore. So I got rid of Vista, and that's all said and done now. Problem is, the boot loader is still coming up telling me to choose between "Earlier Version of Windows" and "Windows Vista". How to I get rid of it without using Vista's boot manager?
I'm currently running Vista on a raid 0 array, and want to dual with XP. I have two partitions, one with vista and the other that I tried installing XP on. After it finishes the initial installation and restarts it says to press any key to boot from the CD. I wait without pressing anything and than it says that there was an error reading the disk. If I remember correctly, after it restarts it goes strait into windows setup. This happens every time I try restarting, but I can get back into vista by putting the hard drive to boot first. In vista I can see the other partition where XP was installed, and inside is just a folder titled WINDOWS and it seems like all the windows files are in there
It had Windows vista in it and she had someone put Windows XP in it. It now has a virus and my friend wants Vista put back in it. I have a cd here that says TOSHIBA recovery and applications / drivers, Satellite A130/ A135 series, Windows Vista Home Basic 32-bit. I put this cd in the rom and restarted. it did nothing. just loaded XP up again.
I am unable to install SP2.When installing from the web site receive an error message stating failure to install; system is unstable.When installing using the Wizard error message says access denied. I am using XP home edition.
I had some problems with my system that resulted in me wanting to format and reinstall Windows XP. I booted from the install CD and after the program loaded the drivers at the beginning, the program shut down during "Starting Windows" and I got a blue screen error. Your typical XP error, "Your computer has been shut down before any more harm is caused to it." and something about pci.sys and then a memory location at the bottom of the screen. I tried installing 2 different versions of Windows from 3 different CDs and all froze at the same with the same error. I also attempted to run a diagnostic program from the hard drive manufacturer (Seagate) which freezes whenever I run it (I get to a prompt but I'm unable to type anything). I was able to install Windows onto the hard drive fine when I hooked it into a friends' system but when I put the hard drive back in my system I got "Error loading the operating system." (I assume you need to install Windows on the system that will be using it? It ran fine when hooked into my friend's computer) So, here I am unable to load an OS onto my system and I have no clue as to why. My computer is a Dell Dimension 9100 P4 system.
I am installing Windows XP-Home full Edition on a formatted hard drive (C). When I insert the XP CD into the CD ROM, it goes through a setup process, but continues to go through the same process over and over, restarting the computer and copying what seems to be the same files over and over. Is this normal? If so, how many times does it take to complete the setup? Is there another process?
I've just recently lost an old HDD to mechanical fault/corruption and so invested in a new 250GB one to replace it [including a switch from FAT32 to the NTFS file system]. I've been through the standard process of installing my copy of Windows XP Home SP2 and it seemed to work fine at first. An important point to note is that my %homedrive% (boot drive), on which my copy of Windows is installed is I:. I'm not as knowledgable when it comes to booting and system files as I am in other areas, and so I need help. I realised this straight away but thought little of it and went on installing my required drivers that came on the other CD I got when purchasing my computer originally (separate drivers CD to the Windows installation disk). For my graphics card drivers (NVIDIA GeForce 5300 drivers) [both latest downloaded version and version from my drivers CD], the installation causes an error just as it begins to install the files/components/etc.: Windows - No Disk There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive . After multiple times of clicking any combination of the three options (Cancel; Try Again; Continue) I receive: NVIDIA Windows 2000/XP Display Drivers There is not enough space on drive C: to extract this package. Please free up 20.28MB and click retry. [Clicking retry tosses back the Windows - No disk error again which in turn tosses back the NVIDIA Windows 2000/XP Display Drivers error etc.] At was when I first came across this I realised some programs/operations I may wish to run in future will obviously run into problems such as this. I was searching for an easy way to rectify the problem by changing my boot drive letter to C:, though realising that without a full reformatting and reinstallation of Windows this would most likely cause major boot errors and such, and if not, problems with associations in the registry and etcetera...[I did find an article in the Windows Knowledge Base explaining this could be done but my computer told me otherwise] I'm more than prepared to reformat and re-install... But I don't understand how a drive letter is assigned in the first place. If anyone could please take the time to refer me to a resource that will describe how or give an explanation as to how I've ended up with my boot drive as I: and how to rectify, I would be very grateful! [I'm guessing it's because it's the last piece of hardware that was inserted into my computer and I followed the standard proceedure for Installing windows... But I couldn't say for sure. I've also consulted the customer support section of the NVIDIA site, also google and this forum's search feature with little luck.
XP won't install Here is what happens I insert the om xp home into the cd drive I want to do a CLEAN install every thing goes along fine I enter the key code the loading bar goes half way and just sits there for hrs I get no euros codes I have three sticks of memory tried one at a time changed the cd rome no matter what I have tried it does the same thing have two XP om tied both with the same results I have done a clean install on this machine before with no problem. I am also wondering if I would have the same problem with a new HD?
My friend wants to do a format and reinstallation of xpsp2 , when she gets to the part that you press f8 to agree to the installation f8 doesnt work nothing happens, its a geniun windows xp that she has used before without any problems , does any one know what the problem could be , thanks in advance Christine
Hi All. My problem is this. I have a legal copy of XP Pro (OEM) installed on this computer. The hardware is very dated (about 6yrs, AMD 1800+, AGP 2, PC2100 ram) and I want to upgrade to new stuff. So being a good citizen I called Microsoft and ask the question, "How do I legally install the legal copy on my new equipment while uninstalling it from the old?" The old hardware is not going to be reused, just to old and slow. Two reps from M$ told me that I could not use my legal copy with the new hardware while one said that I could but had to uninstall it somehow while online so they could verify and activate it for the new stuff. They never got around to telling me how to do that. I take that as a no that they won't allow the 2nd use. So what OS would you choose at the moment? I think I am going to try to reuse the current copy. If that doesn't work I'll repurchase, but which? XP Pro, XP Home, XP 64, Vista, Vista home, Vista 64? I understand that SP1 for Vista has gone into beta so it shouldn't be long to get that. If anyone has some input or experience I would greatly apperciate it. Does anyone think that this is wrong? I'm not trying to cheat M$, as I said it is a legal copy. Any Microsoft employees out there? If I want to reuse a piece of hardware no prob right? Seems to me to be the same thing. Anyway tell me what you think and thanks.
PS: By the way I use the machine for general purpose computing and gaming which is why I need to upgrade. I have been getting Fragged alot in UT2K4.
I have tried numerous times to install IE7 but keep getting the error message "the following updates were not installed". The other piece of software that tries and fails to install at the same time is the Windows Malicious Software Removal tool. Windows update has verified with that my software is genuine (via Windows Genuine Advantage). Currently IE6 is installed on an OEM copy of XP with SP2 and all security patches. Firefox is my default browser. Has anyone experienced this and/or got a solution. p.s. This has been going on for a few weeks. Yesterday I re-installed XP from scratch as part of a system clean up and have been rebuilding everything but the problem of IE7 not installing is still there.
Every time I put it in the system32 folder, it changed into msvbvm60.dll.xxx (xxx = random digits) I need msvbvm60.dll for an application that won't work unless it's installed... it gives me "Unable To Locate Component - This application has failed to start because MSVBVM60.DLL was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem." I've installed VB6 but it still has the same problem.