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Unable to reinstall XP after Vista upgrade

My notebook came with free DOS.After that I installed Vista Ultimate now I am trying to install XP on my compaq CQ60 104TU notebook. The BIOS settings doesn't have disable sata hard drive option .On boooting from XP bootable cd,When setup loads files and shows windows is starting displays an errorstop: 0X0000007B(0XF78D2524,0XC0000034,0X00000000,0X00000000)

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If u have win. vista installed in ur laptop than u cant install win xp............if u install win.xp than ur vista will b dissappear from boot menu

if u want to overcome this problem than buy a software VISTABOOTPRO
and install it in XP it will help u
OR u can ask me for free soft.....

Posted on Sep 12, 2009

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    HEWLETT-PACKARD Compaq 610 Notebook problem I am getting Blue Screen error ***STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF78D2524, 0xc000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000) While installing XP. I have tested hdd and memory,both ok. I formated hdd, same problem. I restored bios to factory set, same error. Reasons: 1. I downgraded vista to xp. 2. I changed a new screen recently. Any idea please. Thanks. David.

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I think now u wnt to inslall xp? am right? u wnt format ur hard disk 1st .then u can install xp.if u wnt to mor help abt that reply to me i will help u k bro

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SOURCE: 0x0000007b (0xf78d2524, 0xc0000034, 0x00000000

This also works for Gateway PCs. The only difference is that you change the RAID setting from RAID to IDE

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I am not able to install Windows XP on Compaq Presario CQ60-104TU


Recommend removing OLD DOS Operating system First. Then Install Windows XP. XP will NOT upgrade older systems unless it's Windows 98 and Fully Updated. However, can NO Longer do because Microsoft does NOT support any versions other than "2000/ME/XP/Vista".

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Windows Installation Disc VS Windows Upgrade Disc -NOT THE SAME-


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