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04 Nov 2012  
theog

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First check for all the Win XP drivers for your hardware.
HP Support & Drivers | United States

If your Win XP CD, does not support your Sata Controller, you will need to load drivers to uses at F6.
Load Sata Controller drivers with a floppy disk is the best way.
SATA Drivers - Load in Windows XP Setup on Dual Boot
OR
SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD

You can download your F6 Sata Controller drivers from here:
NOTE: Please read this thread fully.
General XP Downgrade Guide for HP Laptops - HP Support Forum

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

A bit more reading.
BCDEDIT - How to Use
System Restore Points - Stop XP Dual Boot Delete - Vista Forums

Have you looked at using XP Mode, Virtual Player, VMWare, Virtual Box.
Windows XP Mode - Install and Setup
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