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PResario CQ40-317TU I bought PResario CQ40-317TU with Dual coreT3400 configuration with Free DOS. when I am trying to install Xp Sp2after loading of file a Blue screen is appearing and the system comesto halt.I finally installed Vista which was easily installed but I want toswitch back to XP as it is very easy and convenient to use rather thanslower and confusing vista.Please help me to install Xp on my machinethanks

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    Are u loading 32 bit or 64 bit xp?

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Please go to in bios setup then change H.D.D setup enhance to compatible then install

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If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe


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