Re install Windows on the HP pavilion DV500

November 19, 2012 at 01:14:57
Specs: Windows XP, intel core 2 duo
i have an old HP laptop which came with pre install Genuine Windows XP home edition, which crashed. I need to reinstall Windows XP but do not have the OS CD to install it, please help!!!

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November 19, 2012 at 05:18:06
What do you mean it "crashed"? What happens when you try to boot into windows? Any error messages? does it freeze at the HP screen? blank screen with blinking cursor? Do you mean DV5000? If so, there are dozens of them in the 5000 series:

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November 19, 2012 at 07:58:22
During Windows Startup the windows error comes stating that some files are missing in the black screen, and its stuck on that screen. Yes, sorry for the typo error, its DV5000. Any way the system was very slow and wanted to Re-install the Windows XP on it.
What my concern was, Is it possible to Install the same edition of Windows Operating system from any other HP model Windows Operating system Cd, which my friend has and when the screen comes to enter the product Key, i will enter the product key that is printed at the bottom of the laptop. Will this be accepted and treat the windows as genuine ?

And thank you very much for your time and assistance.

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November 19, 2012 at 14:21:20
You should be OK to use someone else's CD provided you use your own key.

As for your issue, can you start in Safe Mode (tap F8 while booting and select if from the list)?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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