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05-16-2009 02:41 AM
Hi, I was trying to downgrade from vista to XP and when the laptop restarted after copying all files from XP CD, appear "Error to load System Operating".
After that I tried to restart my laptop and it freezed at first screen where appeared "HP press ESC to load BIOS" and I couldn´t be able to access the BIOS.
I don´t know what can I do!! Please I need help.
I tested my laptop with other HD and started normally but when I put my HD didn´t do anything. I think that BIOS registered that my HD had a problem so I can´t use it.
The specification of my laptop is:
Product Number NB163UA#ABA
Microprocessor 2.00 GHz Intel Core2 Duo Processor T6400
Microprocessor Cache 2MB L2 Cache
Memory Max 8192MB
Video Graphics Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
Video Memory Up to 1759MB
Hard Drive 320GB (5400RPM) Western Digital (I bought a new one)
Multimedia Drive LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support
Display 15.4" Diagonal WXGA High-Definition HP BrightView Widescreen (1280 x 800) Display
Fax/Modem High speed 56k modem
Network Card Integrated 10/100 Ethernet LAN
- 802.11b/g WLAN
Sound Altec Lansing speakers
Keyboard 101-key compatible
Pointing Device Touch Pad with On/Off button and dedicated vertical scroll Up/Down pad
PC Card Slots 1 ExpressCard/54 Slot (also supports ExpressCard/34)
- 5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards, MultiMedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, or xD Picture cards
- 4 Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0, 4th port shared with eSATA
- 2 Headphone out
- 1 microphone-in
- 1 VGA (15-pin)
- eSATA + USB 2.0
- 1 RJ-11 (modem)
- 1 RJ -45 (LAN)
- 1 notebook expansion port 3
- 1 Consumer IR (Remote Receiver)
Dimensions 14.05" (L) x 10.2" (D) x 1.37" (min H)/1.65" (max H)
- Kensington MicroSaver lock slot
- Power-on password
- Accepts 3rd party security lock devices
- 65W AC Adapter
- 12-Cell Lithium-Ion battery
What's In The Box
HP Mobile Remote Control
HP Webcam with integrated microphone
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05-16-2009 05:29 AM
Answer is simple. It's time to buy new HDD.
Which HDD should You buy?
Any 2,5" Sata2 5400 or 7200 rpm disk. Size doesn't metter. It could be any. Buy HDD with capacity which You need.
Which speed should You choose. If you really need high performance disk choose 7200 but they are not so chip. So if You care more about capacitythen performance choose 5400.
05-16-2009 06:03 AM
But if I want to install again XP, probably will occurs the same problem. Do you recommend me that install Vista?
Is there any way to erase all registries from BIOS?
Thanks so much
05-16-2009 06:14 AM
05-16-2009 06:18 AM - edited 09-12-2009 07:24 AM
How to install XP on Your model:
First make Vista beckup. All informations how to do it here.
You have a folder with drivers & programs that may prove very helpful after XP downgrade. Copy folder C:\Swsetup to DVD Before formatting your hdd.
Now You need to slipstream Your Sata drivers (only ICH9M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller) with nLite.
Be sure also that You are using WinXP SP2 version. If you haven't got SP2 version here you can download this service pack
and here You have got guide how to slipstream this file with Your system again by nLite.
In this program You can even burn Your new XP cd with this driver.
05-16-2009 06:31 AM - edited 09-12-2009 07:24 AM
Intel Chipset (Install and reboot before other drivers) here
Intel Matrix Storage Manager here
MS-UAA for SP2 (required with a reboot before Audio, Modem and Graphic driver) here
MS-UAA for SP3 (required with a reboot before Audio, Modem and Graphic driver) here
Intel Graphic 4500MHD here
Broadcom Wireless here
Intel Wireless 5100 here
Please check first this link written by Joshua Wood and concentrate in it on problems that may appear when You will be installing sound card. I know then this is guide for dv5 but many hardware and drivers are the same for both models.
IDT High-Definition Audio CODEC Driver,
1. sp41698, vista driver, reported work in XP here
2. sp41693, vista driver, reported work in XP here
4. Find Your Vista audio driver on this DVD where You burned C:\Swsetup folder. It may also work under XP.
When You will install any audio driver with success check is Your sound working.
If there will be no sound after restart check this thread. There are informations how to solve this.
High-Definition Audio (HDA) Modem Installer and Driver here
.Net Framework (required before HP Quick Lunch Buttons) here
HP Quick Lauch Buttons here
Realtek RTL8168C Family PCI-E Fast Ethernet NIC here
Synaptics Touchpad here
ENE CIR (Infrared Reciever) here
JMB38X Card Reader Host Controller Driver here
If you had for 7 unknown devices (buttons drivers), here (New link)
Do manual installation
Go to device manager, right click unknown device,
Choose to update driver, No to connect,
Choose install from a list or specific location, Don't search, Have disk,
Browse to the location of machine.inf.
Do it for the rest of unknown devices.
05-16-2009 01:27 PM
Thanks so much Daniel_Potyrala. You are awesome!! I want to know if before install XP I have to update the BIOS with firmware that provides HP for Windows XP on his web page?
05-16-2009 01:38 PM