cant installing xp in my laptop

Hewlett-packard Compaq presario cq5320f...
September 24, 2010 at 03:22:57
Specs: Windows 7 64 bit, amd athlon 64 x2 dual core/4 GB ram
i have compaq presario cq-45 205AU.this is my specification.

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Extreme Edition R1 - x64
Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name GAMER-PC
System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
System Model Compaq Presario CQ45 Notebook PC
System Type x64-based PC
Processor AMD Athlon(tm) X2 Dual-Core QL-62, 2000 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Hewlett-Packard F.55, 7/6/2010
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7600.16416"
User Name gamer-PC\gamer
Time Zone India Standard Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 3.75 GB
Available Physical Memory 2.51 GB
Total Virtual Memory 9.60 GB
Available Virtual Memory 8.01 GB
Page File Space 5.86 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

so how can i install xp?it says an error in blue screen...other ideas that said on yahhoo that change settings on bios from SATA to ATA.but there is no option in my BIOS setup....and yes my friend got this problem also...and he got an online settings then install xp and it installed....also other people said me that there is a problem with cluster would u like to tell me what the hell is this? thax for ur concern........

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September 24, 2010 at 06:12:56
Q. Why would you want to install XP instead of using the operating system that the machine was designed for?

If you want XP on it to use some specific software that won't run in Win7 then wouldn't installing in a Virtual Machine be a better option?

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September 24, 2010 at 06:13:31
I doubt the cluster setting is your problem. That is to do with using very large hard drives (over 2TB).

Are you trying to replace Windows 7? If so, I recommend you run WinXP in a virtual mode.

Assuming your processor supports virtualization (I think it does) then all you need is the professional or ultimate version of Windoows 7. You can then download the necessary program and a special copy of WinXP pro. This allows you to run WinXP inside Windows 7 without the need to reboot. Look at the links below.

You will need a legal version of Windows 7 pro or ultimate. I am not sure what you currently have.

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September 24, 2010 at 06:36:54
First, you need a slipstreamed CD for windows XP including SP3.
Otherwise, you need to install the manufacturers controller driver during installation, by pressing F6 key at the specific point. (Did not always work as expected).

Sencondly, change the controller settings in the system BIOS from AHCI to IDE.
Install windows XP.

The original poster should always write the last response !!!
Let us know, if the problem is solved !!!

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September 24, 2010 at 13:12:45
ok.that u said.....but there is no option for AHCI to u tell me how can change that settings........and ya thing....there is other problem is...i have 160 gb hard disk ,and IDE in device manager this IDE portion shows me 7 devices with IDE contoller 1,IDE controller 0, tell me what is this controller or channel..? thanx for ur concern

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September 24, 2010 at 13:18:14
I see that laptop came with freeDOS.

All you need to do is to boot to the WinXP CD and delete all partitions. Then create a new partition using all available space. Then format using NTFS. Then install WinXP.

Watch your screen for a message to hit any key to boot from the CD. Do so and you will be good to go.

Your boot order must have the CD drive set before the hard drive.

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September 24, 2010 at 13:19:30
and tell me one thing.....can i run every program in compatibility mode in xp....i mean win 7 64 is better or not.....cuz use this machine for designing and help me plz..............

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September 24, 2010 at 13:26:44
Not every single program is guaranteed to work in in WinXP virtual mode under Windows 7.

Check compatibility at the Windows site.

Many if not most of your programs may run under Windows 7. Are you having problems running some programs? If so, which ones?

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September 24, 2010 at 15:10:27
but bro,it shows the error that sumthig wrong with my harddisk then it says me run CHKDSK /F and restart it....but nothing is change....and tell me if i convert NTFS to FAT32 so what is the prob occur?

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September 24, 2010 at 15:13:52 counter strike 1.6,battlefield:bad company 2,resident evil friend install xp and he has my version laptop...and he runs games better then my laptop so plz advise what can i do?

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September 24, 2010 at 22:04:55
Reread response #5.

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September 24, 2010 at 23:07:01
ummm... If you were to remove (delete Win7) entirely - a suggested option in a post above - and then install XP; or at least attempt to... First ensure you can secure/obtain "all" required drivers for it. The system you have may not have requisite drivers avaialble from hp/compaq?

Oddly t'would appear that hp/compaq do not provide or support XP drivers etc. for the system. Yet this site does provide them?

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January 1, 2011 at 06:59:44
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