how do i fix my hp 4800 windows xp

Hewlett-packard Envy 14-1110nr notebook
January 10, 2011 at 12:11:16
Specs: Windows 07.03.2010
my computer wouldnt turn on well in the last couple of years i figured it out. now i need to re set my windows xp. i downloaded a windows disk it doesnt work. i think my windows is still in the computer i need help to get it to work.

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January 11, 2011 at 14:59:17
You need professional help!

To install xp you need a proper xp install disk for the version you have (most commonly XP Home OEM) and the xp key from the COA which should be stuck to your machine. You boot the machine from the CD, then follow the instructions. When you get to the screen where it asks where you want to install XP, if your disk has a dead xp on it you are best formatting the drive when offered that option to clean all the old stuff off (unless you have documents/pictures etc on there you want to recover - as formatting will wipe everything). Once installed, you'll probably need to find drivers for some of the hardware (xp has its own, but rarely has some for all hardware in a machine). To do this you'll need to know what the hardware is called and visit the manufacturer's sites.

So I suspect you will need professional help.

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January 11, 2011 at 18:16:43
You downloaded xp. ok.
Was it in a number of .rar files? If so you need a program like winrar. Click on the .rar file and a new file called something.iso will be created.

Once you have an iso you then use a cd burning program to burn the iso to a cd.
If the file you down loaded is any good it (the cd) should be bootable.

Was the file oem retail or a volume licensed edition?

If all else fails a cd borrowed from a friend can do the trick.
Be sure to look closely at the coa sticker on you computer. is it home or pro?

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