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Help with installing Windows XP64 bit, HD issue

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September 30, 2013 8:38:17 AM

Hello, So im trying to revert my wife's laptop from Windows 7 64bit to XP 64bit

Im having some issues, once i boot from the XP cd it will load resources then it will Blue Screen... saying check for viruses, run checkdisk, ect...

I searched and found that i needed to change the HD to IDE mode(compatibility mode) in the BIOS setting. Once in the settings i find that the setting is not there, aka i cant change it from the BIOS screen.

I do some google searching on why i cant find the settings and i find --- http://www.bios-mods.com/forum/Thread-req-hp-g42-insyde...

In a nutshell that forum post says my bios (Insyde F.29 Rv 3) is locked and im unable to change the HD settings in the bios.

The computer is a HP G42-415DX in which i found all the correct XP 64bit drivers for so i know the laptop can handle the older OS but im wondering about that i can do to get around this blue screen problem.

Thanks guys


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