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How to install XP over Vista (BIOS can't disable SATA native mode)

I have tried many things to install XP over vista but no success! I always get blue screen of death. I installed XP on same HD but in other computer and it worked just fine but as soon as I put it back in original notebook i got same blue screen on XP sturtup.
HP F.05 BIOS can't disable native SATA mode for HD. I want to flash BIOS but I don't know which should I use and which version is suported by motherboard, and I have never done it before as well.
HP pavilion dv5-1002nr
AMD Turion X2 Dual-Core Mobile RM-70, 2.0 Ghz
Motherboard 30F2 Hewlett-Packard
BIOS name Default system BIOS
SMBIOS Version F.05
OS Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit Version 6.0.6001

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  • FLAPALO Nov 07, 2008

    HP have XP drivers for this notebook on their support page, so why do you think it will be problem!

    I allready upgraded BIOS from F.05 to F.12 and still I can't disable native SATA mode!

    What do you mean after 10 mins or so "run the harddrive utility", where, in BIOS?

  • Anonymous Nov 27, 2008

    i have the same problem after i put xp cd to install at the and of proccess a blue scene comes like 'windows didnt install...' do you have any idea to fix it?

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2008

    i have a hp laptop. dv4-1138tx.
    it is already built in with windows vista.
    but i would like to downgrade it with windows xp.
    i have tried ur method of removing the battery and the ram sticks.
    but still it is not working.
    is there any other options for me to try out next?

  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2009

     I have the same problem and you're making a good point here but vista is completely fu***** s**** ok not many but few games doesnt run or whatever and i was sitting here and trying to find out how to do it ok i found a way but it requeres pc reboot and same problem aaahh whatever

  • luckybe Jan 20, 2009


    I have a DV5-1104AX laptop with AMD Turion x64 RM70, with 320GB Fujitsu SCSI (SATA) hard drive, 3GB RAM and 512 MB ATI Graphics card. It came loaded with Vista Premium 32 bit. I am trying to install Windows 2003 Server for my education purpose but am not able to do so because i get BSOD when trying to install drivers which i found from internet (these drivers were meant for laptops with AMD). I tried installing the drivers using an external floppy drive. I cannot disable the SATA native mode in my BIOS. Please give me a solution since i am losing time and effort over this issue and my education is lagging......



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Make new xp with nlite software and inbuilt achi and ICH9 driver. then try to install xp.

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I dont think flashing the bios is advisable unless you have had virus damage.

Your not an advanced user so dont do it, let an expert do it or a pc shop.

Now your answer is easy, downgrading a windows installation is not possible, unless

you wipe the harddrive, harddrive utility will work you can get it here:

The other idea you can also do is turn off laptop, remove battery, romove ram sticks

and let it sit for about 10 min or so. Now put them back in and run the harddrive utility

after finished, you should beable to run xp now.

Posted on Nov 06, 2008

  • riskyone101 Nov 06, 2008

    The problems with downgrading from vista to any other windows, You will probably not beable to find

    drivers for the pc, this will be a major problem, manufactures havent been making drivers for

    downgrades. And the most important thing here is you will not have sound. So just so you are aware

    of this before you do it. I highly recommend not to downgrade the pc. If it was built for Vista then vista

    it will be. Vista is in another class of windows then the other windows before it.

    Do it at your own risk!

  • riskyone101 Dec 05, 2009

    You should also try with just 1 ram memory stick installed when doing a fresh install of windows on a computer so as to avoid unneccesary BSOD`s or errors that really dont exist., because if 2 or more sticks of ram are installed then they are sharing information back and forth between each other while files are being installed to the harddrive, this is what causes errors and BSOD`s also or can cause them.


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