hi guys! i just bought alaptop, type: hp dv5 1003nr and was supposedly already unpartitioned. It previously had windows vista on it. Im trying to instal windows xp. it starts out loading up the setup files, like normal but when it starts to load windows..it gives the blue screen of death. i already testd the harddrive and memory, thru the bios options and they passed. im not sure what to do....im so frustrated. can someone please help me, id really appreciate any input you can give.....thanks,
I believe i figure it out. This laptop doesn't recognize the hard drive due to the sata settings in BIOS, unfortunately these bios dont allow to change them. I would either need to do a slipstream, which i know nothing about or just install windows vista back on it. At this point, i just want my laptop to work, so i'd install windows vista...if i had it. I have the product key for it, but they didn't send any software with this, so that does me no good. Anyone know how to get the installation cd, when you have the product key already or will I have to go out and buy the software?
I went ahead and bought the new windows 7 and installed it....it works now, YaY!! thnks guys for all ur help
Hey hey, Im about to try and install Win xp on this laptop,
I will do so in about one week, So i am not looking for troubleshooting help
I'm simply curious, has anyone managed to get it to work, and if so
what problems were found if any, and what did you do to
fix them, i would like to make this an article about getting win xp on a dv5-1003nr
if that would be possible, a kind of "how to"
i think that would be great and any help in doing so is appreciated thank
you, wish me luck i suppose.