Question about HP Pavilion a705w PC Desktop
Have tried to make a clean install of xp on my brothers hp pavilion t3000. it used to have a "recovery partition" with preinstalled xp on it. booted from cd and partitioned and formatted the hd.
all went well with copying of files to the hd, but after the computer restarted to start install it halted with a blue screen saying that either the hd was infected with virus or that a newly installed hd was malfunctioning.
i deleted all old partitions on the hd including the recovery partition. could it be that maybe parts of the old mbr is still intact and "remembers" that there should be a recovery partition?
Use the Windows Xp CD to format the hhd twice.
install the OS from the CD without partition.
you can always partition the hhd later.
Posted on Jan 13, 2009
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