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Windows 7: Need help pleaseee!!!

27 Jul 2010   #1
TonyJ

Windows 7
 
 
Need help pleaseee!!!

Hi, i have a COMPAQ CQ60-413NR NoteBook it came Factory installed with windows Vista, i upgraded to windows 7 but i would like to go back to windows xp but when i try to boot from my xp disk it shows the "Press Any Key To Boot From CD or DVD" after i press a key i get nothing but a black screen... i talked with HP support and they told me to install a SATA driver before i could install XP i made a XP ISO with the SATA drivers in it but i get the same problem.. i dont know if its a Video driver or what but windows vista and windows 7 both load fine... if you could help me to get windows xp on my laptop i would realllllly appreciate it alot.


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27 Jul 2010   #2
frantic912

windows 7
 
 

try seacrh n check on your BIOS either AHCI is enabled or not...XP doesn't support AHCI
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27 Jul 2010   #3
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Hi Tony, welcome to Seven Forums... If you want to install xp, you really want to format your drive before attempting the install... You can download Killdisk to do this.. Then you want to look at this tutorial to make sure that you have properly slipstreamed your SATA drivers .... How to Slipstream SATA drivers into Windows XP setup CD Let us know if you need more help..
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27 Jul 2010   #4
TonyJ

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by frantic912 View Post
try seacrh n check on your BIOS either AHCI is enabled or not...XP doesn't support AHCI
how can i do this? i searched threw my BIOS and i cannot find it?
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27 Jul 2010   #5
TonyJ

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Hi Tony, welcome to Seven Forums... If you want to install xp, you really want to format your drive before attempting the install... You can download Killdisk to do this.. Then you want to look at this tutorial to make sure that you have properly slipstreamed your SATA drivers .... How to Slipstream SATA drivers into Windows XP setup CD Let us know if you need more help..
ive had this problem since i got this laptop and my friend and i tryed killdisk on it and its not the HDD and thats the tut i followed to make my xp ISO with the sata drivers... thought that was the prob but it wasnt
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27 Jul 2010   #6
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Have you updated your BIOS?? The latest version is dated 5/28/2010 ... Download
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27 Jul 2010   #7
TonyJ

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Have you updated your BIOS?? The latest version is dated 5/28/2010 ... Download
yes i just updated to BIOS version F.63 A a couple days ago.. but there is no such option to disable AHCI or SATA support in my BIOS.. how else could i disable it?
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27 Jul 2010   #8
TonyJ

Windows 7
 
 

I talked with another HP tech and this is what they say...

[Tuesday, July 27, 2010 6:25 AM] -- Durga Rao M says:
Tony, for few models, there will not be an option to disable the SATA in the BIOS.

[Tuesday, July 27, 2010 6:25 AM] -- Tony Hunt says:
i know thats why i need another way to disable it

[Tuesday, July 27, 2010 6:26 AM] -- Durga Rao M says:
So, now in order to install the XP operating system, we need to download and install the ICH 9 SATA drivers.


but i need to be able to see my installation screen to be able to install these drivers correct? i get nothing but a black screen... tested all of my hardware everything seems to be fine... its driving me crazy ive tryed everything i can think of. there support doesnt know what to tell me exept "we recommend you reinstall the vista OS".
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27 Jul 2010   #9
pat247

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Windows 7 makes a 100 MB partition on the hard drive for system files and I suspect this is what is preventing the install of xp. I recomend using the Win 7 Installation disc to remove the 100 MB partition and any other partitions for that matter and make the entire drive unallocated space. To do this boot from the Win 7 install disc and choose custom install, when you see the drives, choose "drive options" and delete each partition on the drive until it all shows as unallowcated space, do "not" create new partitions or format the drive. At this point you are done simply abort the install by closing the windows using the "x" in the upper right hand corner. Windows will ask if you are sure you want to quit, click yes. Replace the win 7 disc with the xp disc and reboot.
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27 Jul 2010   #10
mimrah

Windows 7
 
 

No I'm not gonna convince you to stick with vista but, why do you want to use XP?

On my old laptop, the same thing happened and I was unable to install windows XP
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