Question about Microsoft Windows Xp Home Edition Sp2 English Mlp Na Only Additional License (n0901086) for PC

1 Answer

Trying to install xp on a vista

So, im tired of vista, like everybody else. So i wanted to install xp.
So no problems at all, i start to reinstall XP on my laptop like ive done hundreds of times on my stationary, but then...

Well the thing is, it Says, "cant find harddisk", and then all the stuff about remember to turn on your harddisk and stuff.

You know how to avoid this ?

I mean im pretty sure (like 100% sure) that there is no problem with my harddisk on my laptop, and i really dont understand why i cant make it work. Hope you will be able to help me ^^

Oh and by the way, i tried to disable my Harddisk driver in BIOS like somebosdy else suggested, but i cant seem to find it in there, really dont know whats wrong ^^

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 2,712 Answers

First, have you deleted Vista, or are you trying a dual boot?

Second, you do not have to disable your HDD or you cannot do the installation!

For a step by step procedure to install XP on a Vista computer (dual boot), please check here:
http://www.syschat.com/dual-boot-vista-xp-vista-already-1946.html
or
http://apcmag.com/how_to_dual_boot_vista_and_xp_with_vista_installed_first__the_stepbystep_guide.htm

I do not recommend removing Vista completely,if that is what your laptop/PC came with, as most components and drivers installed will be Vista specific. If you need to have XP, make sure you have all the drivers for XP first.

Posted on May 26, 2008

  • Swilin Sampson
    Swilin Sampson May 27, 2008

    Try selecting SATA drive in BIOS.

    Why an inappropriate rating? That is a negative rating and reserved for
    solutions that have absolutely nothing to do with the question. That is
    not the rating to choose just because the solution provided does not
    work.

    If it does not work after trying the solution, please post back on what
    steps you took, so we can troubleshoot further. Its not always possible
    to provide a solution on the very first response. Sometimes, a bit of
    to and fro dialogue is necessary.



    Please kindly revise the rating to at least HELPFUL and post back, if you have any further queries.



    Thank you in advance.

×

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I got my aspire x3200 and vista sucks... now im trying to install xp and im having blue screen error.. i want to downgrade it to xp.. tnx...


its a 64 bit system, you'll have to get xp 64 bit in order for it to work right, standard 32 bit software will only frustrate you

Sep 19, 2010 | Computers & Internet

2 Answers

Unistalling Microsoft VISTA HOME Edition


Are booting the laptop from the XP CD? If so it should just give you an option to delete partitions then format and install starts. If you try installing XP after Vista has loaded it wont let you as XP is older. Cheers from Scott

Mar 19, 2010 | Compaq Presario Notebook

2 Answers

Unable to reinstall XP after Vista upgrade


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.....

Sep 12, 2009 | Compaq Presario Notebook

1 Answer

Hi.. im having problems with my acer aspire one netbook. i wanted to refpormat the linux linpus lite OS so i can start new. can you help me with that? thanks


no problem if you want ot repormat the linux then change win xp sp2, or vista its up to you if what operating system you want install it...

somtime some laptop the driver is vista supported only if you put xp you to donwload the xp driver..

Jun 05, 2009 | Acer Aspire One A110-1831 Notebook

1 Answer

Downgrading vista to xp


Now you need to find a Windows XP install disk that can match the licence number printed on the sticker at the back of the laptop and reinstall XP using your serial key.
You will have to download and install also the XP drivers, you find them on manufacturer website.

See links below on reinstalling XP on a Vista system:

FAQ: Giving up on Vista? Here's how to downgrade to XP

How to downgrade from Vista to XP News

How to Downgrade from Vista to XP

Downgrade Vista to XP pro

downgrading from vista to xp

Feb 18, 2009 | Microsoft Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Invalid partition


im sorry you are having this problem, i too have done the same thing once on my hard drive, here is what you have to do, now that you have xp installed on the hard drive you now have to reinstall vista to a new folder and once its installed it will then allow you to dual boot vista/xp, this is exactly what i did so im on xp right now with a clean install of vista just hangin around

Dec 12, 2008 | Sony VAIO PCV-RS520 PC Desktop

1 Answer

How to install XP in toshiba Satellite L45-S7423 laptop


You can access Vista disk management (right click on computer from the Start Menu > Manage > Storage > Disk Management) and shrink your current partition and create a new one. Then install XP on that new partition. This is if you want a dual boot of both XP and Vista.

Nov 17, 2008 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Installing XP on a preinstalled vista comp


Go to manufacturers web site download raid drivers, specifically the F6 disk driver and make a floppy with it. When you start xp cd it will say press F6 to add disk drivers, hit F6 and wait until it asks for floppy. If you don't have a floppy, get one, because if you need the driver, it is a difficult process to make it work without floppy driver disk. Some manufacturers have a way to do this with a memory stick, but I have never had much luck that way. The last way is to create a new xp disk with the drivers slipstreamed in. You can get free nLite software to do that at http://www.nliteos.com/

May 26, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

1 Answer

CN-WCAM21 Drivers are currupt or missing?


some computers just are like that i would suggest reinstalling all software n drivers again

Mar 26, 2008 | Computers & Internet

4 Answers

How to install XP in toshiba Satellite L45-S7423 laptop


You cannot uninstall Windows Vista, but you can reinstall your previous operating system, which then replaces Windows Vista. To reinstall your old operating system, you must have the original installation disc. Back up your programs and files, insert the installation disc into your computer, and then reinstall the old operating system. To regain the hard disk space used by Windows Vista, reformat the disk during the reinstallation process. After reinstalling your previous operating system, reinstall your programs and files.

Feb 29, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Not finding what you are looking for?
Microsoft Windows Xp Home Edition Sp2 English Mlp Na Only Additional License (n0901086) for PC Logo

131 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Microsoft Computers & Internet Experts

micky dee

Level 3 Expert

2642 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18343 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Are you a Microsoft Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...