change a crupted vista os back to xp

Hewlett-packard / Pavilion 6200
April 11, 2010 at 19:26:48
Specs: vista
my hp pavilion 6200 was upgraded to vista before i got it, along with some kind of nasty virus which has now destroyed the os. I would like to wipe the hard drive and reinstall xp

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#1
April 12, 2010 at 12:53:35
You would need some media. It may be that you have to make disks or buy them or there is a restore partition.

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#3
April 12, 2010 at 13:56:20
I want to thank everyone for all the ideas some of which i fave already tried ie. boot into recovery part. Im down loading the free registry scan and an vista recovery disk to see if that will work. I will post my findings soon!!!!!

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#4
April 12, 2010 at 15:19:51
... as you mentioned "...some kind of nasty virus which has now destroyed the os..."

... perhaps if you virus scanned the pc and removed the infection
and if you have the folder "Windows.OLD" as you "upgraded to vista"
(if XP was already installed and you upgraded).

... There is a method to "uninstall" Vista!

.... click here plus there are some screenshots to maximize for easy follow how-to's.


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#5
April 13, 2010 at 00:01:04
thank s to everyone for there ideas my final fix was to install Windows 7 and that seem to be working so far once again thank you all for your help

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