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I have recently gone through the same process as you were going through. So I fully understand your pain.
Here is what I did to get XP installed on a Vista pre-installed machine (HP Pavilion dv9000 laptop):
1- Made a backup of all my data on a seperate partition than the primary one
2- Restarted the machine and disabled the "SATA Compatibility" feature (This is critical!!!)
3- Installed XP using my XP Pro cd
4- When it asked me to choos my partition during the installation I left my "recovery" partition. This caused some sort of problem when XP tries to boot up. Giving a blue screen and some sort of stop error.
After I deleted the recovery partition everything worked 100%. I found all the drivers for my laptop on the net and am currently using my "Vista-bred-laptop" with XP installed :)
All I can say is that all the problems I encountered whilst installing XP is far out-weighed by the end-result of booting up and seeing the XP boot screen. HEAVEN!
Hope this helps
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Posted on Nov 08, 2007
1st format u r c: drive carefully by xp cd....with fat 32 file system.
and then try to install it again,,,
sure u r problem will be solved man..
hope it is solved.......
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