Problems with installation of XP SP2 x86

February 6, 2011 at 07:49:03
Specs: Windows XP
I have a problem. I wanna install XP SP2 x86, with previously installed Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
When I insert the disk, everything is normal. Its booting , show the blue screen, its loading files. But then... It shows me the BLUE ERROR MESSAGE. It says that my hard drive or something may be damaged or has a virus. Please someone help.

P.S. I have tried to configure SATA, but there isnt that option to configure. I have HP Compaq Presario CQ61.


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#1
February 6, 2011 at 08:09:12
Why do want to install win xp sp2? There are alot of compaq cq61, which one do u have(i looked at cq61-300)? But it seems like compaq recommend win 7 for cq61 notebooks. U need sata driver for u to be able to install win xp. Since u don't have floopy u need to add them into your xp disc(slipstream). Also u will need to repair win 7.

We can not fight new wars with old weapons, let he who desires peace prepare for war - PROPHET.


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#2
February 6, 2011 at 08:15:12
Its HP Compaq Presario CQ61-410EM. And 2 questions.

1. Where do I download these SATA drivers and
2. How to add them to my XP disc???


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#3
February 6, 2011 at 08:38:19
Read my How-to:

http://www.computing.net/howtos/sho...

Creating a dual boot system is a whole other ball game though. Ideally, XP should be installed 1st. If you want to do it the other way around, it's a little more difficult, but it can be done.

http://www.pronetworks.org/forums/i...


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#4
February 6, 2011 at 08:40:10
Explain why you want to downgrade to WinXP 32 bit.

Look at #5 response in the link below. Slip streaming is the process of integrating additional files into the originals. You can use nLiteOS to slipstream the files linked in the thread below. Get nLiteOS at the second link below.

http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showth...

http://www.nliteos.com/

WinXP original doesn't support large hard drives (over 137GB) Slipstream SP3 for best results.


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#5
February 6, 2011 at 09:53:09
I can't find SATA driver. I don't even know what motherboard I have. On HP site,nothing.See:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...

Please someone help.


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#6
February 6, 2011 at 10:27:56
HP only lists drivers for Windows 7. You're going to have to do some detective work to determine which SATA controller is used in your system (try Device Manager), then you'll have to see if you can find an XP driver for it. Just curious - why do you need XP?

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...


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#7
February 6, 2011 at 10:36:45
Yes only win 7 32 and 64 bit are supported. It will be very hard to obtain other xp drivers(chipset, video, card reader etc) for your system.

We can not fight new wars with old weapons, let he who desires peace prepare for war - PROPHET.


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#8
February 6, 2011 at 10:49:23
I am a gamer. I need less requirements.

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#9
February 6, 2011 at 11:04:01
"I am a gamer"

Then you should have bought a gaming laptop. Games rely heavily on the graphics. No matter which OS you run, you're still stuck with the Radeon HD 4200. You're wasting your time with XP. Read the following:

http://www.notebookcheck.net/ATI-Ra...


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#10
February 6, 2011 at 12:02:53
For the purposes of the SATA controller drivers you don't need to know the motherboard. All you need to know is the Compaq model.

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#11
February 6, 2011 at 12:32:54
Guys, I have solved the problem. Found the SATA driver on German HP site.

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