Cant Install XP on Brand New HP Laptop!

October 13, 2011 at 11:32:58
Specs: Windows XP, E5200, 4GB DDR-II RAM
I just bought a brand new Hewlett Packard G72 laptop and it came with Linux SUSE installed on it.
I don't know anything about Linux and I simply cannot use Linux, so I decided to install Windows XP instead. So, I inserted a Windows Xp CD and set the BIOS ot boot from CD.
The Windows installer started OK, but the problem is that Windows XP would not install! The installation gets interupted and I receive a blue screen with the following message:

A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:
Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it is properly configured and temrinated.
Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer.
Technical informaiton:
*** STOP: 0X0000007B (0XF78D2524, 0XC0000034, 0X00000000, 0X00000000)

What is causing this problem?
Maybe Windows XP can not be installed on a HP G72 laptop?

Another thing is that while under Linux, I have noticed that the system reports only 8 GB of free space.
That's pretty strange for a brand new laptop that is supposed to have a 640 GB hard drive.
Or maybe I don't know how to properly check hard drive space while under Linux SUSE? Again, I'm not a Linux guy.

Anyway, the problem with Windows XP installation is what concerns me the most.

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October 13, 2011 at 12:09:37
If the laptop is new then it has a SATA type hard drive. WinXP does not natively support SATA hard drives. There are ways to supply the necessary drivers for WinXP if they are available. However, there may be other hardware issues that will make it difficult to get XP running.

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October 13, 2011 at 13:26:15
Old wine in new bottles. If you want to use Windows then go for Windows 7. Why put an ancient OS in a new PC?

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October 13, 2011 at 18:55:32
Installing XP and SATA drive controllers, SATA drives; the SATA drive controller bios settings.

The EASIEST way to fix your problem is to change a setting in the bios Setup.

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October 14, 2011 at 15:51:58
I know it isn't exactly easy but there are free virtual machines that one might be able to install on the OpenSuse. Then you could easily install xp on the virtual machine.

It may be possible to install xp on this new system but without exact specs we can only guess. If you can get full support for drivers you can install xp on it. I'd put suse back on it and sell it. Get a pre-loaded windows 7.

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