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I have a HP dv7-1243d Notebook. It came with VISTA, i want to reformat it to windows xp pro. I have a tested working cd of xp. I am 100% it works including its boot files.
The problem that i am having with this laptop is this.
When i start up my laptop, it asks me (Press any key to boot from CD) so of course i press enter because i WANT to reformat and thats one of the 1st steps needed.
Once i hit that, the CD moves inside, i hear it, the computer is processing YET THE SCREEN IS BLANK BLACK!! Very frustrating. I waited and waited. About 10 minutes i get a blue screen ERROR.
I am restoreing my win vista to factory point right now, then going to try again. But i doubt it will work.
Can anyone give any pointers why i cant get past the black blank screen when trying to boot my reformat CD? Works on other computers. Its gotta be something with laptops, i have did about 3 hours of google searching. Nobody has a clear answer.
Thanks ahead of time.