HP Compac NX5000 wont load XP Home on new hard drive
Hello, I am attempting to load XP Home on this laptop. The computer sees XP, goes through the format stage OK but when it gets to the section of loading all the files, I get a message "cannot load file.... XP may not work properly if you continue - press f3 to exit". Is there something I am missing? When I replaced the hard drive, I noticed a jumper on the pins on the old one that came out. I did not replace the jumper on the new drive. Thanks for any help. Scott
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Re: HP Compac NX5000 wont load XP Home on new hard drive
This situation leads me to believe that the CD or DVD drive is faulty,,or the install disc you are using is scratched or dirty. Try cleaning the disc and begin again. Another option is to take the hard drive out and using a 2.5 to 3.5 inch HD adapter ,,plug into a desktop PC as a slave. And copy your WinXp cd onto a partition on your laptop HD. Then using a Win98Se floppy boot disc you can access the winXP and install from there.
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If this is an XP machine, it is no longer supported. I recommend backing up your personal data asap. If you have important files on it, you could purchase a USB Hard Drive Adaptor, pull out the hard drive, and copy any important files to another machine. Then you could try doing a System Restore if you have the disc.
You can try to boot from CD/DVD drive with XP cd to see if the install program can find the hard drive. Try to use default setting in the BIOS.
Sounds to me like your hard drive crashed. I had one that did this and same thing. You can either replace the hard drive, use an external hard drive/flash drive (load the os and download laptop drivers) or use a cd based OS like Knoppix.
This is a possibility, the T23 is a very old laptop.
Check the BIOS to see
if the hard disk is detected, if not open then re-seat the hard drive.
If the BIOS does not detect this hard
drive, then the hard drive is probably faulty. If it was me, I would not waste my time and money trying to get a new hard drive for this ThinkPad. Disk drive manufacturers do not make small capacity hard drive anymore and the current range of hard drives won't work in your ThinkPad because the BIOS cannot support these hard drives.
You just Replaced 2 things that have nothing to do with your Issue...
You Need to check your RAM and Hard Drive....Reseat Your Ram and test it
Also Make Sure Your Hard Drive is correctly in its slot..
That Make / Model is known for having a Faulty Nvidia CHip... Which causes that rebooting... Not Sure If THats Whats Happening with yours.. But Look Into It... They Are Repairing These Boards due to Recalled Chips...
Try Removing Your WiFi Card and Your Hard Drive....Remove Your Battery as well.... Plug In AC Adapter and try to power on the laptop.....
Blue screens are generally operating system failure. You will need to reinstall your XP home. Format the drive NTFS, instead of FAT32. If you have any problems during or after the reload, then the hard drive is the failure and will need replaced.