Question about Compaq Presario C552US Notebook PC
My laptop has windows Vista. I bought the widows XP to install on my laptop. I made recovery disks. I am trying to formate my harddrive, but it won't let me. How can I take Windows Vista off and install Windows XP on my laptop?
U need to disable SATA support, in the bios find them and disable it.
Later, u need start your pc with the windows xp CD-ROM and now you will enable to install XP and to format your C: UNIT.
Posted on Feb 15, 2008
First, have a WIN XP startup disk...created by (in windows) inserting floppy and right clicking choosing format and select option "create MSDOS startup disk"
first backup all personal files...then restart and bypass to DOS screen at startup...try using F8 key just after BIOS screen...then select startup to DOS prompt only...then run (from the floppy disc) format c:
now you should have a nearly bare hard drive. repeat above steps and this time choose "startup using CDROM drivers"...then insert CDROM and redirect to that drive letter (d drive?) and run setup.exe.
Posted on Oct 31, 2007
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