About 3 years back I bought this laptop and after going through a lot of ordeal was finally able to downgrade it from Vista to XP.
The laptop needs a fresh installation (too much garbage over the years).
I have the drivers somewhere and also have a floppy drive. I have also have found a few posts that I had made 3 years back but to be honest, now I do not recall any of the details (especially the steps) regarding how to do a fresh installation. I do remember that harddisk detection and finding the drivers was a big big problem.
Can someone kindly help and guide me regarding how to do a fresh installation on my laptop. I currently have XP Pro SP3 (32-bit) and prefer to have XP Pro SP3 (64-bit). Do not want to install Vista and have hardly used Windows 7 so I prefer to continue using the O/S and interface that I am familiar with. Besides, I have only 2 GB RAM and Windows 7 probably requires 4 GB. Anyway, that's probably a side issue.
I really tried to avoid this as long as I could but now the laptop really needs a fresh installation. BTW, I also have 3 partitions in total.
I know my post is probably lacking some more details and I will be glad to provide the same.