you have already used the HP Operating CD to set up
your hard drive (and formatted your hard drive, and installed XP, and
installed the drivers, and really don't want to do that again), you can
still âfixâ the partitions - as long as you have the space for
Quickplay outside the XP partition.
1. Boot from you HP operating system disk.
2. Press ENTER to set up Windows XP
3. Press F8 to accept License Agreement
4. With your XP partition highlighted (itâs usually C:) press Esc.
Make sure you have at least 250MB of unpartitioned space after your XP
partition. (If you donât, you probably have to delete XP and start
all over.) I had to delete the 204 MB partition I created in the first
6. Once you have your XP partition and at least 250 MB of
unpartitioned space, press F3 to quit. (Donât mess with the XP
7. Press F3 again.
8. Remove your HP operating system disk.
If youâre really fast, you can stick your Quickplay disk in before it
reboots. Otherwise, let XP load, put in your Quickplay disk, and
10. Quickplay should load successfully.
11. Note that
when this is done, Quickplay will actually only use 204 MB of the space
after your XP partition. It just needs more than that to actually run I
Mar 15, 2008 |
HP Pavilion dv4000 Notebook