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I was downgrading a sony vaio operating system from vista to xp..whenever I would install a window xp cd it would say cannot find fixed disk. But when I log to vista or run vista the hard disk is there. what could be the problem. please email me for answers twistercool_2004@yahoo.com

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  • Ron Supetran Sep 10, 2008

    I am using XP Service pack 2. When I inset the CD the system could not find the fixed disk or HD. It is aking me to contact vendor or use a system cd. Unfortunately my brother forgot the support cd of that vaio in Italy. But when you run the Vista the HD is there. More so, when I would change the language coz it is Italian it would as me for pasword even if I did not put any password on it.

  • Ron Supetran Sep 10, 2008

    Tnx for the adivce dude but unfortunately when I would do the procedure I did not make to the install or repair pc propt..I always end up on cannot install..no fixed drive contact vendor or insert system disk..like that. And I am using an XP Service pack 2.

  • Ron Supetran Sep 11, 2008

    tnx dude

  • Ron Supetran Sep 11, 2008

    A windows xp pro edition sp2 is like a full version or there are other more complete version like the black edition of xp

  • Ron Supetran Sep 13, 2008

    what is a MBR fault?

  • Ron Supetran Sep 28, 2008

    Need help.. PC is has no signal or display..has power..video card is built-in..done cleaning..checked cable connection..cleaned all cards..but has no display..no beep sound warning when running.

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You MUST use a full version of XP because Vista has different MBR Master Boot record that Upgrade ver XP does not recognize
I have downgraded 3 laptops this way and had no trouble
when asked what you want to do " Install repair etc " press the D key for delete then the L to delete the F key for format and format as NTFS quick

Posted on Sep 10, 2008

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    David Sep 10, 2008

    Try " Hirens Boot CD " as you probably have a MBR Master Boot record " fault it has MBR repair section on it

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    David Sep 11, 2008

    Some of these special editions are not the full version as needed see if a friend has one full one you could use
    i know it works with full version as I have done it to 2 laptops


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