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Problems with hp2601tx

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I have hp2601tx which came preloaded with windows vista home premium. I am facing many problems because of the OS n h/w. Can anyone pls help to solve the following problems:
1. How to Install XP over Vista, I am may require vista in future because otherwise warranty will void. But I dont have any problem in uninstalling it now. Please tell me how an I save teh data.
2. The laptop gets very hot on the left side at back of laptop.
3. Sometimes, it gives error no webcam found when I try to capture some pic or photo or try to connect it to messenger.
Please provide the solution as soon as possible, Thanks!

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  • Mohd Ovais Apr 06, 2008

    Hi Layton,

    Thanks for the help man, but my problem is still not solved as I am still getting the same old error "No hard-disk found, check that hard-disk is properly connected.....blah blah"..Please post a reply a soon....Thanks a lot!

  • Mohd Ovais Apr 06, 2008

    Hi Layton,

    Thanks for the help man, but my problem is still not solved as I am still getting the same old error "No hard-disk found, check that hard-disk is properly connected.....blah blah"..Please post a reply a soon....Thanks a lot!

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Your computer came with a restore cd I am sure, so you can get vista back later if you need.

Here is a tutorial made just for you. You will need to own an XP CD. pre
-installed-windows-vista-computer/">http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/install-windows-xp-on-your-pre-installed-windows-vista-computer/

You can buy laptop coolers almost anywhere for $20 to $30. They will get hot. I try to keep my laptop on a flat open surface to allow maximum air flow. Setting it on you lap insulates it and it gets warm. Nothing out of the ordinary.

You may be able to download an updated driver from HP that will fix your web cam problem. There may also be another program running that is trying to manage the web cam also. Take a look at your running programs and close any that are related to the web cam and see if you error still occurs.

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  • Layton Everson Apr 06, 2008

    Mohd,

    sorry I missed that you mentioned the hard drive problem in your first poast ;).



    First of all Take a look at this page:

    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/docum...



    What is happening is your hard drive is to new for XP, Xp doesn't know how to see it. To fix this problem you will need to identify the brand & model of your hard drive. (fujitsu, WesterDigital, Seagate, etc). After doing so visit your brands website and find the drivers for your model. I am assuming that you will be running into a lot of problems with all of your hardware.



    I reccoment:

    Have you thought about using VirtualMachine to run XP? This free handy program will creat another computer within your system. Install Windows XP onti it. (This is going to be your best solution. This will allow you to get the most out of your system while still providing you with an XP interface as well for functionality.)

    Here is a tutorial if you want to try that.

    http://lifehacker.com/software/windows/g...



    Otherwize figure out what hardware is in your sytem (starting with the hard drive) Post it and lets get busy finding drivers.


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