Question about HP Compaq nc6000 Notebook
Enter your BIOS and make sure you set your boot order to CD ROM first, or at least to before your HD and on boot make sure to look for the prompt (only shows for a few seconds to press any key to boot from CD) and you should be good to go.
Let us know if this method fails so we can suggest other options.
Posted on Jul 19, 2008
SOURCE: i want to install windows xp sp2
It's a relatively simply procedure, 1st download all of the necessary drivers for your laptop from Compaq's website under the support section. You'll want the drivers for Window's XP. Either burn these drivers to a CD or place them on a flash drive. Also if you already have documents or data on the laptop that you would like to keep you'll need to back that up as well to either a CD/DVD or a flash drive.
Next you'll need a Windows XP installer disk. Place the disk in your laptop and reboot. The system should prompt you, asking you if you'd like to boot off of the CD press any key. Hit any key and the computer should boot from the XP CD. The system will take a while as it loads up the installer shell. If the system does not boot from the CD you will need to go into the BIOS or CMOS and change the boot order for the computer to make the CDROM or DVD ROM the 1st boot device. The 1st prompt on the installer should be a license agreement, hit F8 to continue. The next steps will pretty much be up to you. Things like where you want to install windows XP, do you want to format the drive, etc. This sounds like your 1st install so you may want to leave everything as default. Windows should detect your Vista install and by default install it as a seperate installation allowing you to boot into either OS.
After the OS has prepared the hard disk and copied all files the computer will reboot and will boot into a installer kernel and will prompt you for even more selections. This process will take longer than the initial portion and most of these settings you can leave at default as well. When this part is complete the system will reboot again and your installation of XP should be complete.
When the system boots into windows it will ask you to create a user name, create a user name or multiple ones. Put in your driver CD or flash drive and proceed to restore your files and install your drivers. That's the revised version of it anyway.
Posted on Jul 10, 2008
Place cd into drive.Keep pressing enter until the computer reads the cd.Follow the directions on the screen. That is all their is too it. How did you get an HP without an operating system having been installed?
thsi is a windows disk, correct? Not a reinstall disk?Should work the same either way. If it gives yuo an error or doesn;t work please tell us what happened and we will direct you more. Thanks
Posted on Jan 19, 2009
You're Hard Drive may be dead. If XP is starting to install and then it goes to the Blue Screen of Death, that's most likely your problem. There's a slight chance that you're power inverter has a fluctuating power level that is causing a disruption, but that's very unlikely. Have you done any tests with any boot CD's to check the hard drive's function?
Posted on Jun 09, 2009
SOURCE: Not installed os in my loptop
Obviously, the most convenient way to downgrade is to do so without reformatting. In order to do that, you need to have a real retail CD of Windows XP. If all you have is a recovery disk that came with your computer, you’re not going to be able to do it this way. You will need to reformat.
To downgrade, use the following as a guide:
ren windows winvista
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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