Blue Screen trying to load XP on HP pavillion dv4-1125nr
Hey folks, I have a customer that bought this laptop and hates vista. I wiped the drive and now when I try to load XP it gives me the '' a problem has been detected and windows has shutdown to prevent damage'' thing when the disc gets done loading file systems and tries to start the install..
There is no option to change any of the settings for the drive in the bios and all my utilities detect it fine in that machine.
Usually if it's a driver issue it just says no drive was detected.
Anybody ever see and solve this? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Use the installation disk you have (should have been Vista Home) and do a complete format and disk check to make sure the hard drive is in good condition. Just to define whether it's a software or hardware problem, then go to: http://www.linuxmint.com/download.php
and download the 32Bit version to burn to a cd and load it from there. If you're successful, you'll know that the problem lies in the software you're using. If you choose to install Windows, get some new CD's to do it with and be sure you use the appropriate 32/64 bit version for your mother board. When in doubt, always go for the 32B. Good Luck
If you get to the Windows splash screen, but no further you have a software problem, perhaps something easy. But if you can't get into safe mode, then you will probably have to reload your operating system. I can't tell why the OS won't load from your external drive. I would try to see if you can boot from the external on another computer. You don't have to run the whole program, just see if it will boot from the disk. Also, if you have access to another computer, see if you can download and burn a Ubuntu Live disk. That way you can test your external drive on your machine and eliminate everything but your PC hardware.
Are booting the laptop from the XP CD? If so it should just give you an option to delete partitions then format and install starts. If you try installing XP after Vista has loaded it wont let you as XP is older. Cheers from Scott
Take out the hard disk put it on the externaslcase hard disk and format the disk wipe all data from it , and chek the bios seting, put the bios on default seting than you will be able to instal wich OS you want. chek if you have enogh ram for vista , if no put XP not vista. wen you will have more than 1GB put vista.
Please help me, I bought a HP Pavillion dv2000 Laptop which came with a built-in Windows Vista. Thats cool, but the problem arises when I try to install windows XP. After inserting the Windows XP SP2 CD and after primary driver loading it is unable to detect my harddisk