07-16-2013 11:45 AM
Hello to everyone! I have a laptop HP dv6922et with core 2 duo t8100 ,2 gb Ram. What I want to do is to install an operating system. I wish to have Windows 8 on it,because this run ok,and Xp is outdate*.
I have a bootable USB stick with windows 8.Recently,I mounted on it a HDD Toshiba 320 GB from a friend's laptop which has windows 7 installed on it. All I wanted to do is to run windows 8 installation,format HDD and install OS on clear. But I can't do that. I inserted the usb stick,I boot up the stick,and windows 8 logo appears.Before loading win8 installation,an error apears. I have here and here 2 pictures
And here,an error from i from windows boot manager.
I already tryed installation with Vista,7 with the same results. Only XP SP3 works(but I don't want Xp!) I also inserted an UBUNTU usb to run ubuntu 12.04 from stick(but it freeze at bootloadling files). I think bootsector is corrupted.I don't have to money now for reparation,and I really don't want to buy another HDD.
I appreciate any help!
P.S. Sorry for my bad english.
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07-16-2013 02:12 PM
I know... but I know people who have dv6700 with windows 8. It has support only for xp and vista,yeah.But,what about my old HP 550 ,which runs windows 8 fine (only celeron 2 ghz,2 gb ram) ,and it has support only for xp,vista. I think if vista work on this laptop,it should work windows 7&8 . If support max xp,then 7 and 8 won't work on that machine...
07-16-2013 02:26 PM - edited 07-16-2013 02:26 PM
These are odd screenshots that only come up when an already installed OS is having issues. And one of the errors refers to memtest. Have you tried to run a memory diagnostic?
Yes, your laptop should be able to run Windows 8. You would not likely need to install any drivers; your laptop is of the age where all the drivers should be incorporated into Windows 8.
I would use dban on the hard drive before trying to install Windows 8.
Make the bootable CD from the .iso file and boot from it and let it run a full DOD wipe on the hard drive. Let it run overnight in other words. I would also try a hard drive diagnostic from the Setup (BIOS-F10).
Problems with memory or the hard drive can cause funky errors when trying to install an OS and I think you might be having one of those kind of problems. XP installs differently than Vista and 7 and 8 installs differently than anything so it is not surprising XP install might work when the others will not.
07-16-2013 02:49 PM - edited 07-16-2013 03:37 PM
Yes.The windows 7 installed on that HDD which I mounted on my laptop is having issues. Do you reffer at Memory diagnostic from BIOS? Yes,I run a memory test from BIOS and show me PASSED. I didn't try HDD diagnostic yet(duration 138 min),but I will try tomorrow. (Laptop is now in service because this problem was stressful for me). Tomorrow I will check if the service operator was succeed. But I will try your strong advice. Thank you so much. If someone who has in the past a simillar issue,is welcome to give me some advice. Thanks...
Edit: Also I should check autonuke or gutmann wipe ? http://www.trishtech.com/security/wipe_your_hard_d
07-17-2013 01:52 AM - edited 07-17-2013 05:19 AM
After I boot up my usb stick with dban,when I hit enter for interactive mode,my screen becomes black. I waited half an hour and nothing.... Any suggestions ? My laptop has an HDD adaptor also (without it,a HDD cannot be placed in notebook,all dv6700 has)
Edit:I tested the same stick on my computer,and dban runs fine.The interactive mode appears. But what about with my notebook ? Does it miss any driver ?
Bios version F.58
LATER EDIT: It seems dban doesn't work on this notebook.I will try killdisk. I have already booted an cd with killdisk PRO and later on I will start a gutmann erase. I will back here with the results.
07-17-2013 10:15 AM - edited 07-18-2013 12:25 PM
with gutmann takes me 55:50:00 ...a lot of time. I can't wait 2 days. I will try Dod-7 passes,not 35 like gutmann. I will come back w ith results..
After 1 day waiting,tried full Dod... I thought today it was HDD problem . But not. Why Ubuntu doesn't run from usb? Why windows won't load when I mounted another HDD (good for another laptop) on my notebook?It was a memory chip. I have 1x1 gb memory ddr2 and one of them was broken.. I replaced both and now It runs smoothly,I will upgrade to 8 gb RAM in the future. I finally installed windows 8 on my laptop... all works amazing...
THX for advice,with that,I succeed to eliminate the possibilites of the problem.Thanks you so much Huffer