i have a hp 630 ci5 laptop, i want to install

September 6, 2011 at 06:56:07
Specs: Windows 7
i want to install windows xp on this what when i instlalling this there is a problem of blue screen error, how can i do this??

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September 6, 2011 at 08:32:00
You have not provided enough info.

What does the text on the blue screen say ?

Are you actually booting the computer from a XP CD ?
CD drive or similar must be listed in the Boot Order or similar list in the bios Setup in order to boot the computer from the XP CD,
OR you must press a key while booting and select CD drive or similar to boot the computer from.

Apparently this model has a built in op[tical drive
"LightScribe SuperMulti Drive with Double Layer Support "

If you're trying to install XP from a XP CD in an external optical drive, usually that CANNOT be done, because the files on the CD CANNOT recognize the model of the external optical drive. The CD is recognized as bootable, but all you see is a blue screen when the contents of the CD attrempt to load, I assume it has no text on it.

The XP CD has no built in support for SATA drive controllers, so it can't detect SATA drives, if the computer's bioscSetup has the SATA controllers set to use SATA or AHCI mode.

If you are getting a message that says no hard drive is found after the intial files load from the CD,
the easiest way to fix that problem is,
you can change the setting for the SATA controllers in the bios Setup to an IDE compatible mode of some sort, Save bios settings,
and then the initial files loaded from XP CD WILL then be able to detect SATA drives, as IDE compatible drives.
We can't tell you what the specific setting is, but whatever it is, it is presently set to SATA or AHCI mode, that mode can be changed, and at least one other choice is an IDE compatible mode of some sort.

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September 6, 2011 at 08:34:34
If you search online there are ways of obtaining Windows XP with SATA drivers slipstreamed. This makes it much easier to install XP on newer computers without having them blue screen.

iMac G5 1.8GHz PPC, 2GB RAM, 160GB, Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.11, SuperDrive


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