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Trying to install windows xp on a hp pavilion 6740c mini tower it's requesting i insert a disk labeled manufacturer supplied hardware support disk into drive A. Can you please direct in a possible bypass method or a free software download. During my efforts I also received an error #4 any info on this would be great. Can you help a desperate man from chucking a pc out the window?!? My contact info: gunnergyn2007@comcast.net. Feel free to share my info with anyone you think may be able to help me out. Thanks

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Well..disk D is usual for a CD version..do not know of any floppy A drive versions anymore

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HP dv6000 turion processor. machine starts and all blue lights appear. dvd briefly lights and then machine turns off and then turns itself back on and repeats the process.


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Windows xp sp3 installation errors with pavilion dv4000


try to reload the again if it persist then using a new window xp sp3 disk.

Nov 16, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv4000 Notebook

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Is there a website where i can download a recovery hp pavilion zv5000 disk


If you have a Windows Xp CD and your laptop has the serial no. then
1. Insert the CD in CD-Rom and follow the instruction to install the Windows XP.
2. Once you installed the XP, try to get connect with internet, most of the time the LAN drivers installed, plug the Ethernet wire with your computer go to the browser.
3. type www.hp.com
4. Click Support & Drivers
5. Select Download Drivers and type your product no.
6. Install each component Sound, VGA, Wireless from the list.

This is the simple way to recover your computer without recovery CD. for this you dont have to be technical but smart to choose the steps. Good Luck. Amir

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Bought HP Pavilion dv2910tx,not able to install Windows XP. Help


If the install cannot detect the hard disk then the hard disk is faulty and needs replacing or the disk controller is faulty.
You can check if the hard disk is faulty by :-
Go into the BIOS and check if there a hard disk diagnostic.
If not then remove the hard drive and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter and plug it into a working computer's USB port.
If this computer see it as an external hard drive and you can view the contents of the drive then it is OK and the fault is the disk controller on the laptop.
To setup XP.
You insert the Windows CD and boot up the laptop with the CD.
You have done this correctly to get the hard disk error message.

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I have using vista os with my pavilion dv6000 entertainmen laptop


Hi there.
What you want is the intel matrix storage manager for theextra drivers so XP install can see the SATA drive. Download it fromhere and please make sure you read the read me text on how to set it up

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/filter_results.aspx?strTypes=all&ProductID=2101&OSFullName=Windows*+XP+Professional&lang=eng&strOSs=44&submit=Go!

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XP on HP Pavilion dv2000


yes

because it's using an AHCI  SATA driver

there 2 ways to install XP on your laptop

  1. If you own an external floppy disk. You can insert the driver before the installation begin. the setup will ask you to insert third party driver by pressing F6 at the first of installation. Press F6 then insert your SATA driver. choose it. then setup will detect your hdd. you can download the SATA driver form here:http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/Other-DRIVERS-TOOLS/Others/HP-Pavilion-dv2054ea-SATA-Driver-550.shtml
  2. It's very hard to find an external floppy drive today, unless if you are an OEM or retailler. second way is you can insert the driver to XP installation CD, but it's very complicated. Or you can download a XP installation CD with sata driver here:http://fenopy.com/torrent/Windows_xp_sp3_5512_cdr_october_2008_with__sata_raid_/MTU2MTEzMA==/index.html

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DISK DEFRAGMENTER WON'T START


have you tried a freeware defrag program? www.softpedia.com has many good programs for defraging and most are pure spyware free and double checked to make sure no malicious software is attached to their freeware

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HP Pavilion DV1000 drivers...


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You must disable the native mode for the SATA in setup mode.

***NOTE*** be sure that you have all of your drivers for the SATA and all drivers for windows xp before beginning.

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Installing windows xp on hp pavilion dv 6516 tx


I'm not sure solution #1 is very explanatory, so....

IF you want to install XP on your computer, Windows XP will load most of the drivers you need automatically.
For the drivers that are specific to your HP pavilion
you will be able to download device drivers from HP website
or, request a driver CD

When XP is installed [assuming you or someone can do that]
you can:
Go to the 'My Computer' icon [right-click]
Choose:
  • 'Properties'
  • Then Choose 'Hardware'
  • Finally, choose 'Device Manager'
Here you will have a list of all your hardware
If you have any drivers that need to be installed, there should be
a yellow (?) question mark by the name of the hardware

Most devices/hardware will be handled by XP SP2
The default drivers will be loaded automatically
For example, your keyboard:

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Above you see the window that opens if I double-click on
the 'Keyboard' icon.

For XP to function, you only have to worry about the ones
with the yellow (?) question mark

Or, if you want to add a specific driver, like a Video or Sound driver, but you don't see a yellow (?) question mark
you can still install/update the driver at the 'driver' tab
[second tab in the picture above]

If you need more specific help I can do that too

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