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Kaushik74
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Formatting and installing xp on my hp mini 110

Hi all,

                  I want to format and install my hp mini 110 as it is badly affected by virus. Since this mini comes with a preinstalled version of windows xp (the cd key is given in the back), i'm totally at a loss about how/where to get a win xp software that can be installed (with my cd key) in my notebook.

 

thanks in advance.

 

Kaushik

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Rakhmad
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Re: Formatting and installing xp on my hp mini 110

Have you burned recovery disks? Use it would save a lot of problem.

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edbergjun
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Re: Formatting and installing xp on my hp mini 110

download xp that is the same with your version on torrents and use your cd keys,

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CherylG
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Re: Formatting and installing xp on my hp mini 110

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Do you have HP Recovery Manager in the Start menu?

 

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00859585&tmp_task=solveCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc...

 

 

Please post full model number and /or PN for more help Locating Model Number

 


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Kaushik74
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Re: Formatting and installing xp on my hp mini 110

Unfortunately i had not burnt the recovery disk.

 

The detalis about my hp mini is:

 

product: HP Mini 110

s/n: CNU9368MG3

p/n: VM 130UA#ABA

model #: 110-1129NR

 

My question is : when i try to install win xp from a usb cd drive, the hdd is not detected by the os cd. Shall i have to incorporate the SATA driver in the xp cd? If yes, what is the corresponding driver?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Kaushik

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muka3D
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Re: Formatting and installing xp on my hp mini 110

Hey Kaushik,

 

It is possible to order recovery media from HP, either by calling HP support or by visiting this page:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?os=228&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&sw_lang=&product=40415...

 

It is indeed strange the drive is not detected. Does it show up in BIOS setup (press F10 when first powering on the system)?

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Kaushik74
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Re: Formatting and installing xp on my hp mini 110

Nothing is shown in the BIOS setup. In the system configuration menu of the BIOS only 4 items are there. Language, Processor C4 state, HP Instant Web & Boot option.

 

 

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muka3D
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Re: Formatting and installing xp on my hp mini 110

My apologies Kaushik, I intended to direct you to the BIOS boot selection menu, which can be accessed by hitting F9 right after turning power on. If "Notebook Hard Drive" (or something to that effect, wording may be different) is not listed in that menu, then it is possible that the hard drive is either having issues (maybe the virus has somehow taken its toll) or somehow got disconnected. If it is not listed there, you should contact the HP support line to acquire a replacement hard drive, or to step you through reconnecting it.

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SaadFarooq
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Re: Formatting and installing xp on my hp mini 110

 

 

 We cant choose ACHI or SATA/ATA mode. My problem is that when I run windows XP setup,

when is starting windiws process, I face blue screen problem. It states" .....  If yhis is first time. . . ignore it ...If sccond time... Check for HDD errors...,viruses.

 

Have anyone exprerienced to install xp after totally formatting HDD by external case.

Please solve my problem.

 

Thanks in advance.

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SaadFarooq
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Re: Formatting and installing xp on my hp mini 110

 We cant choose ACHI or SATA/ATA mode. My problem is that when I run windows XP setup,

when is starting windiws process, I face blue screen problem. It states" .....  If yhis is first time. . . ignore it ...If sccond time... Check for HDD errors...,viruses.

 

Have anyone exprerienced to install xp after totally formatting HDD by external case.

Please solve my problem.

 

Thanks in advance.

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