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Old 08-29-2011, 01:49 PM
Jatinpr Jatinpr is offline
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Windows Dual bootup : Xp on vista installed laptop.

I have laptop (HP Pavillion) with the Vista installed. I don't have the recovery CD and system is not allowing to generate it. It is giving message recovery disc generated and its allow to generate for once only.
I want to install XP as second boot system. When I created space, partition and boot up the laptop with the xp bootable, it is starting the installation. But at the first stage it is giving error message no disk found, and ending the installation by forcing to press F3. What could be the problem. How I can install XP on vista installed laptop.

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Old 09-03-2011, 11:50 PM
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hi Jatinpr

first, i suggest you contact HP support to verify the correct steps on how you will create a recovery cd. they might be able to help you tweak some settings to create a fresh and updated set of recovery disks. recovery or factory default cd's are very important for future troubleshooting needs.

your bios settings for the hard drive/sata may need to be set to "Compatibility" mode. this way the windows xp installer will be able to detect the hard drive.

your default settings is probably set to AHCI. this works best for Windows Vista - Windows 7 installations, but Windows XP does not detect the hard disk this way.

set it to Compatibility, and try to install again


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