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Xp professional installation on hp pavilion dv6700 cto notebook

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i got a hp pavilion dv6700 cto notebook with vista and i would like to downgrade to xp professional sp2 but i could not do that because of sata drivers. i am able to install windows server 2003 sp1 with F6 method but not with xp. i will be very thankful if i get assistance.

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  • dav01 May 14, 2008

    i can not install window xp sp 2

  • Anonymous May 18, 2008

    now at that time i have windows vista, but that operating system is not recommended in my collage. I want Only windows xp service pack 2 install in my notebook. my notebook serial name is hp pavilion dv6700.

    give me the solution.

  • vimper_here Jul 07, 2008

    thanks,.....

  • anvarc Sep 06, 2008

    Yes I also have the same problem with my hp pavillion dv6700. when I tried to install xp, it is showing no hard driver detected. Give me a solution for installing xp

  • Anonymous Oct 22, 2008

    hmm... there must be easyer way!!!



  • Anonymous Oct 23, 2008

    m havin HP dv6700 with vista n i want to downgrade it to xp but i cudnt. i dont have original windows xp but i do have nlite application. what should i do

  • EGLA Oct 31, 2008

    BIOS versin F.58 : "Factory installed OS........Vista"
    I want to downgrade it to xp but I cudnt. :-((


  • Eyad-nouider Nov 15, 2008

    same

  • smkr2k5 Nov 20, 2008

    harddisk error message when i installed xp i pravilion dv6700 notebook, how ca i solve this pbm

  • yathishs Nov 29, 2008

    Hi I too face the same problem while installing Windows XP Proffessional with SP2. While installing it ask fro SATA driver. please suggest the link to download file.

  • rharinath Jan 06, 2009

    Hai
    i have HP dv6600 laptop, in sytem configuration i dont have a select SATA Native Mode, what i to do....

    pls help tme to install winxp in to my laptop
    please reply to
    rharinath@hotmail.com


  • bhathiyaj Feb 06, 2009

    i have a HP Pavilion dv6700 CTO Entertainment Notebook PC i want to setup WinXP. bt cant. plece help me...

  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2009

    i didnt solve it for now i will try to fix it

  • sathishku418 Apr 07, 2009

    Hi i have same Pblm did you find the sloution for this pblm if u .. please tell me !!

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The original Windows XP Installation CD, a freeware application named NLite and a blank CD.
we need the drivers for the SATA controller provided by the manufacturer.

When you start the Nlite application, you will be asked to provide the location for the Windows installation package. Insert the genuine Windows Installation CD into the CD drive and, inside the application, select the CD drive letter.
To insert the SATA drivers within the installation package, you need to have it saved on the HDD. Hence, when the warning window appears click OK and select the destination folder for the files to be saved. Make sure that the destination partition / HDD has enough space to store the contents of the installation CD.

Immediately after you have chosen the destination folder, the application will start copying the Windows installation files. When finished, it will display some version information regarding the newly copied Windows Installation Package.
Now, click next twice until you get to a screen where you get options sorted in 4 categories: Integrate, Remove, Setup, Create. We are interested in the integration procedure, therefore select the Drivers button and click next. From the next menu window, click Import and select multiple drive folder option from the drop down menu. This option permits you to browse to the location where the downloaded drivers are found.
Select the containing directory and click next. You will get a list with the available drivers (in case there are more than one) or simply one driver. Select it (them) and click next. Now the application will ask for the permission to start the integration procedure. Choose Yes and wait for the drivers to be inserted into the installation package.
With problematic driver being included in the installation package you can install Windows XP on your SATA HDD...but...the installation package is on the HDD. You need a bootable CD in order to start an installation. Don't worry, once the installation package has been adorned with additional user selected drivers it can be transformed into a bootable disk image and later burned on a CD. To encapsulate the installation into a ISO image use the same Nlite application.
Open it, make sure the HDD installation folder is selected and click next. Select "Last session" preset and click next again. Now from the options menu choose Bootable ISO and click next. In the following window, make sure that the mode is set to "Create Image" and click Make ISO. A destination folder is required where the resulting ISO image will be saved. Once the image saving process finished you have the freedom to burn it on a blank CD with whatever you favorite CD burner software may be.

The new CD will be the twin copy of the Windows Installation CD but with one difference, it includes the SATA driver

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Download and install Black XP. It worked for me.

Posted on Mar 25, 2009

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SHAFIHOT HAVE ONE SOLUTION

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Posted on Oct 17, 2008

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Guys,


A lot of things to read, a lot of things to understand. Becasue if this, there will now a confussion between his answer & them. Well to be honest, the root of the issue regarding VISTA to XP on Laptop machine is the BIOS. I believe the BIOS of HP Pavilion is 'PHOENIX' (i hope my spelling is correct). My assumption is, HP & the manufacturer of BIOS has an aggreement to KILL Windows XP OS. They remove the OPTION in the BIOS to change the setting of SATA. My advice to all users of LAPTOP, it is better to buy IBM Thinkpad rather than HP. IBM is using different BIOS manufacturer, & it is possible to disable SATA drive.

NOW, on my solution to solve your issue. Kindly download a device driver of SATA & then extract the file to floppy disk. Then make an ISO image of windows XP SP2. Make sure that you have a knowledge to incorporate SATA device driver in your ISO image before burning it into CD. Because if not, you may need to press F6 while WinXP is loading device driver during installation. Once done & created a WinXP bootable disk, you may install WINXP without any issue of SATA device.

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SHAFIHOT SATA enable SOLUTION
solution of sata enabling hdd problem


first check ur bios status
sata is enabled, in the popup menu select sata native mode enable
done , now run your normal xp cd and access hdd drivers

note: bios entering key F2
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My laptop hp paviliion dv6700 is not boot[ bios screen not appear and ture off after 20 second ] after installing xp from this busted nlite software give me solution please

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I got a hp pavilion dv6000 comes with vista but i need to format and want to install xp, but not possible due to sata driver not found even in net and cd,

kindly help me in this subject, i will be appriciate for your keen disposal

thanking you for your benign consideration

mubarak from saudi arabia

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I have the same model. I nlite and generate Win2k3 server CD. It works fine during installation no issue.
But when i tries same patron with XP, its starts giving me files missing error while copying setup file.
I have tried multiple cd but same file missing error.
Any idea.

Posted on Nov 11, 2008

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I wnan rigister ker for win xp sp2

Posted on Nov 04, 2008

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Try the link http://www.microsoft.com/WindowsXPProfessionalWithSP2

For find best solution.

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Dear Sir,

i have the same problem and i can't install win-xp sp2 in my notebook HP dv6700, appretiate if i get help.
many thanks
Zaid

Posted on Oct 23, 2008

Description This document describes installing Microsoft Windows 2000 or Microsoft Windows XP using native Serial ATA (SATA) drivers. Solution Incorporate the SATA driver into the Windows installation as follows:

Stand Alone Windows Installation
  1. Download the latest SATA AHCI driver from www.hp.com . For addition information, HP Notebook PCs - Locating HP Software, Driver and BIOS Updates
  2. Download and install an orthodox file manager. NOTE: For this example, Total Commander is used. Refer to the software help files for additional assistance.
  3. Download and install the CD and DVD data recovery software. NOTE: For this example, Ultra ISO is used. Refer to the software help files for additional assistance.
Extracting files
  1. Start Total Commander by clicking Start , All Programs , Total Commander and then click Total Commander 32 . If the non-registered version is used, follow the pop-up windows instructions. NOTE: For assistance and instructions on using Total Commander, view the Total Commander help file.
  2. Locate the downloaded SATA AHCI driver using the directory structure in Total Commander. Select the SATA AHCI driver. Figure 1: SATA AHCI driver located xp professional installation on hp pavilion dv6700 - c00763284.jpg
  3. On the File Menu, click File and select Unpack Specific Files .
  4. Type the target location to unpack the file. Figure 2: Enter unpack location c00763285.jpg
  5. Locate the unpacked files.
  6. Repeat the unpack process for F6flpy32.exe .
  7. Open the temp.IMA extracted from the F6flpy32.exe file using Ultra ISO or equivalent application. xp professional installation on hp pavilion dv6700 - c00763286.jpg3: temp.IMA driver files c00763286.jpg
  8. Copy the temp.IMA driver files to a floppy disk or burn the files to a CDROM.
Disable SATA native mode
  1. Start the notebook PC.
  2. Repeatedly press the F10 key (or key designated by the notebook PC) until the notebook enters the Computer Setup screen.
  3. Use the arrow keys to select System Configuration .
  4. Use the arrow keys to select SATA Natixp professional installation on hp pavilion dv6700 - c00763287.jpgnd set the mode to Disable . Figure 4: Disable SATA Native Mode c00763287.jpg
  5. Press the F10 key (or designated key to accept the changes).
  6. Save changes and exit Computer Setup.
  7. The notebook should restart.
Installing Windows using native SATA drivers To install Windows XP with native SATA driver, perform the following steps:
  1. Boot the notebook PC.
  2. Insert the Windows XP installatixp professional installation on hp pavilion dv6700 - c00763288.jpge optical CD/DVD drive.
  3. Press the F6 key when prompted Figure 5: Third Party Driver Prompt c00763288.jpg
  4. Press the S key to specify the additional devixp professional installation on hp pavilion dv6700 - c00763290.jpggure 6: Specify Additional Device c00763289.jpg
  5. Insert the SATA driver disk into drive A. Figure 7: Insert Driver Disk c00763290.jpg
  6. Follow the on-screen prompts.
Enable SATA native mode
  1. During the starting of the notebook PC, repeatedly press the F10 key (or key designated byxp professional installation on hp pavilion dv6700 - c00763291.jpg PC) until the notebook enters the Computer Setup screen.
  2. Use the arrow keys to select System Configuration .
  3. Use the arrow keys to select SATA Native Mode and set the mode to Disable . Figure 8: Enable SATA native mode c00763291.jpg
  4. Press the F10 key (or designated key to accept the changes).
  5. Save changes and exit Computer Setup.
  6. The notebook should restart.

Posted on Oct 16, 2008

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Hi i got a hp pavilion dv6700 cto notebook with vista and i would like to downgrade to xp professional sp2 but i could not do that because of sata drivers. i am able to install windows server 2003 sp1 with F6 method but not with xp. i will be very thankful if i get assistance

Posted on Oct 13, 2008

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Pls go through this very useful link i had found about a month back,
http://www.digitgeek.com/how-to-slipstream-sata-drivers-into-xp-cd/

complete step by step nlite procedure for slipstreaming sata drivers into xp cd versions prior to vista for installation on laptops etc. i hope this information is beneficial to the reader/user.

abhay r somkuwar.

Posted on Aug 31, 2008

Uyuh

Posted on Aug 26, 2008

But what about drivers for this type of laptop for win xp?

Posted on Aug 22, 2008

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Palmchip Pvt. Ltd. Lahore Pakistan

Description This document describes installing Microsoft Windows 2000 or Microsoft Windows XP using native Serial ATA (SATA) drivers. Solution Incorporate the SATA driver into the Windows installation as follows:

Stand Alone Windows Installation
  1. Download the latest SATA AHCI driver from www.hp.com . For addition information, HP Notebook PCs - Locating HP Software, Driver and BIOS Updates
  2. Download and install an orthodox file manager. NOTE: For this example, Total Commander is used. Refer to the software help files for additional assistance.
  3. Download and install the CD and DVD data recovery software. NOTE: For this example, Ultra ISO is used. Refer to the software help files for additional assistance.
Extracting files
  1. Start Total Commander by clicking Start , All Programs , Total Commander and then click Total Commander 32 . If the non-registered version is used, follow the pop-up windows instructions. NOTE: For assistance and instructions on using Total Commander, view the Total Commander help file.
  2. Locate the downloaded SATA AHCI driver using the directory structure in Total Commander. Select the SATA AHCI driver. Figure 1: SATA AHCI driver located xp professional installation on hp pavilion dv6700 - c00763284.jpg
  3. On the File Menu, click File and select Unpack Specific Files .
  4. Type the target location to unpack the file. Figure 2: Enter unpack location c00763285.jpg
  5. Locate the unpacked files.
  6. Repeat the unpack process for F6flpy32.exe .
  7. Open the temp.IMA extracted from the F6flpy32.exe file using Ultra ISO or equivalent application. xp professional installation on hp pavilion dv6700 - c00763286.jpg3: temp.IMA driver files c00763286.jpg
  8. Copy the temp.IMA driver files to a floppy disk or burn the files to a CDROM.
Disable SATA native mode
  1. Start the notebook PC.
  2. Repeatedly press the F10 key (or key designated by the notebook PC) until the notebook enters the Computer Setup screen.
  3. Use the arrow keys to select System Configuration .
  4. Use the arrow keys to select SATA Natixp professional installation on hp pavilion dv6700 - c00763287.jpgnd set the mode to Disable . Figure 4: Disable SATA Native Mode c00763287.jpg
  5. Press the F10 key (or designated key to accept the changes).
  6. Save changes and exit Computer Setup.
  7. The notebook should restart.
Installing Windows using native SATA drivers To install Windows XP with native SATA driver, perform the following steps:
  1. Boot the notebook PC.
  2. Insert the Windows XP installatixp professional installation on hp pavilion dv6700 - c00763288.jpge optical CD/DVD drive.
  3. Press the F6 key when prompted Figure 5: Third Party Driver Prompt c00763288.jpg
  4. Press the S key to specify the additional devixp professional installation on hp pavilion dv6700 - c00763290.jpggure 6: Specify Additional Device c00763289.jpg
  5. Insert the SATA driver disk into drive A. Figure 7: Insert Driver Disk c00763290.jpg
  6. Follow the on-screen prompts.
Enable SATA native mode
  1. During the starting of the notebook PC, repeatedly press the F10 key (or key designated byxp professional installation on hp pavilion dv6700 - c00763291.jpg PC) until the notebook enters the Computer Setup screen.
  2. Use the arrow keys to select System Configuration .
  3. Use the arrow keys to select SATA Native Mode and set the mode to Disable . Figure 8: Enable SATA native mode c00763291.jpg
  4. Press the F10 key (or designated key to accept the changes).
  5. Save changes and exit Computer Setup.
  6. The notebook should restart.

Posted on Oct 16, 2008

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    Asif Khan Oct 16, 2008


    Description
    This document describes installing Microsoft Windows 2000 or Microsoft Windows XP using native Serial ATA (SATA) drivers.

    Solution
    Incorporate the SATA driver into the Windows installation as follows:





    Stand Alone Windows Installation




    1. Download the latest SATA AHCI driver from www.hp.com . For addition information, HP Notebook PCs - Locating HP Software, Driver and BIOS Updates

    2. Download and install an orthodox file manager.






      NOTE:
      For this example, Total Commander is used. Refer to the software help files for additional assistance.

    3. Download and install the CD and DVD data recovery software.






      NOTE:
      For this example, Ultra ISO is used. Refer to the software help files for additional assistance.


    Extracting files



    1. Start Total Commander by clicking Start , All Programs , Total Commander and then click Total Commander 32 . If the non-registered version is used, follow the pop-up windows instructions.





      NOTE:
      For assistance and instructions on using Total Commander, view the Total Commander help file.

    2. Locate the downloaded SATA AHCI driver using the directory structure in Total Commander. Select the SATA AHCI driver.

      Figure 1: SATA AHCI driver located

    3. On the File Menu, click File and select Unpack Specific Files .

    4. Type the target location to unpack the file.

      Figure 2: Enter unpack location

    5. Locate the unpacked files.

    6. Repeat the unpack process for F6flpy32.exe .

    7. Open the temp.IMA extracted from the F6flpy32.exe file using Ultra ISO or equivalent application.

      Figure 3: temp.IMA driver files

    8. Copy the temp.IMA driver files to a floppy disk or burn the files to a CDROM.



    Disable SATA native mode



    1. Start the notebook PC.

    2. Repeatedly press the F10 key (or key designated by the notebook PC) until the notebook enters the Computer Setup screen.

    3. Use the arrow keys to select System Configuration .

    4. Use the arrow keys to select SATA Native Mode and set the mode to Disable .

      Figure 4: Disable SATA Native Mode

    5. Press the F10 key (or designated key to accept the changes).

    6. Save changes and exit Computer Setup.

    7. The notebook should restart.


    Installing Windows using native SATA drivers
    To install Windows XP with native SATA driver, perform the following steps:



    1. Boot the notebook PC.

    2. Insert the Windows XP installation CD into the optical CD/DVD drive.

    3. Press the F6 key when prompted

      Figure 5: Third Party Driver Prompt

    4. Press the S key to specify the additional device.

      Figure 6: Specify Additional Device

    5. Insert the SATA driver disk into drive A.

      Figure 7: Insert Driver Disk

    6. Follow the on-screen prompts.


    Enable SATA native mode



    1. During the starting of the notebook PC, repeatedly press the F10 key (or key designated by the notebook PC) until the notebook enters the Computer Setup screen.

    2. Use the arrow keys to select System Configuration .

    3. Use the arrow keys to select SATA Native Mode and set the mode to Disable .

      Figure 8: Enable SATA native mode

    4. Press the F10 key (or designated key to accept the changes).

    5. Save changes and exit Computer Setup.

    6. The notebook should restart.

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SOURCE: installing windows xp on hp pavilion dv 6516 tx

I'm not sure solution #1 is very explanatory, so....

IF you want to install XP on your computer, Windows XP will load most of the drivers you need automatically.
For the drivers that are specific to your HP pavilion
you will be able to download device drivers from HP website
or, request a driver CD

When XP is installed [assuming you or someone can do that]
you can:
Go to the 'My Computer' icon [right-click]
Choose:

  • 'Properties'
  • Then Choose 'Hardware'
  • Finally, choose 'Device Manager'
Here you will have a list of all your hardware
If you have any drivers that need to be installed, there should be
a yellow (?) question mark by the name of the hardware

Most devices/hardware will be handled by XP SP2
The default drivers will be loaded automatically
For example, your keyboard:

e83fe6a.jpg

Above you see the window that opens if I double-click on
the 'Keyboard' icon.

For XP to function, you only have to worry about the ones
with the yellow (?) question mark

Or, if you want to add a specific driver, like a Video or Sound driver, but you don't see a yellow (?) question mark
you can still install/update the driver at the 'driver' tab
[second tab in the picture above]

If you need more specific help I can do that too

Posted on Feb 20, 2008

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SOURCE: XP Drivers for HP Pavilion DV 6516 tx Laptop

I too had a similar problem. I got VMware (virtual machine)installed and XP installed inside that.

Posted on Apr 02, 2008

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Plz be posted , in case of server installation - it is veryu delicate the above situation may occur only for the following points .

1.intallation files were skipped by user manually (due to bad CD)
2.Improper Installation (in case root directory contained XP os and installation was overridden windows folder )
3.using a crack patch to OS for CD-KEY.

check and let us know.

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Finally, there's the most expensive option: the full edition, which sells for around $190. No earlier Windows version is necessary to install this, and like the upgrade, it can be transferred later to another PC.

Of course, the most affordable downgrade is one using the XP installation CD you saved when you upgraded that well-worn machine of yours to Vista earlier this year. You did save it, right? If you didn't get an install disc with that box when you bought it -- and some vendors don't bother, instead slapping restore files in a hidden partition on the hard drive, which has been, of course, copied over by Vista -- you may be able to pry one from the reseller. Dell owners, for instance, can use an online form to request one free copy of the install CD.

I have XP and I'm ready to downgrade. Now what? From here, a downgrade is just like any clean install. You'll need to back up data files, record and/or copy settings and passwords, and make sure you have installation files and/or discs for the applications you'll reinstall in XP. If you've upgraded to software suitable for Vista, it's likely that the newer programs will also run under XP. Copying data and the application installation files you've downloaded from the Web is easiest if you plug in an external drive.


There aren't any downgrade utilities to do the kind of work that upgrade, or migration tools, provide when you're moving up in the world, operating system-wise, so don't bother looking for them. Pity.

Any caveats? Although Vista has been out for less than a year, that's plenty of time for change. If you bought a machine preinstalled with Vista, make sure there are XP drivers for the PC, its components and any new peripherals before you downgrade. Check the computer maker's site. If you find any major holes, reconsider.

I'm lazy but still want to downgrade. What are my options? If you're fed up with Vista, but not so sick of it that you're ready to face a complete mulligan on the operating system, virtualization might be for you. Add virtualization machine software on the Vista-running PC, create a VM, then install XP into the VM. You'll still need a licensed copy of Windows XP to be legit. Fortunately, unlike Vista, XP's EULA doesn't forbid virtualization. (Only Vista Business and Ultimate, the downgrader's friends, can be legally run in a virtual environment.)

You really have three picks here, including Microsoft's own Virtual PC 2007 (free), SWsoft's Parallels Workstation ($50) and VMware Inc.'s VMware Workstation ($189).

The biggest bonus in going virtual is that if you change your mind -- again -- and decide Vista isn't so bad after all, you can just delete the VM and have your old, or new, machine back.

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XP Drivers for HP Pavilion DV 6516 tx Laptop


well going back to xp may not work ok and xp is very slow and buggy vista alot better u need to cheak for updates on vista and run cccleaner what ideams do u wann conectto pc that wont work

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How to install driver in preinstalled vista in notebook OR download xp driver


No vista drivers will not be supported. Recently i did the same thing and ran into troube getting back to vista. Your best bet is to download software updates that are compatible with vista, most things are now. Or if you want to install something if you right click the intall file first and got to properties, then compatibility and change it ro run in xp sp2, apply, ok. see if this helps

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