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11-23-2008 11:57 PM
I've downgraded the above model to XP after making a new boot disk with SATA supported drivers.
On first boot after XP has installed it's frozen on the HP logo with the "Press the ESC key for startup menu" in the bottom left corner.
Is this anything to do with the HP Recovery Partition ?
Will it hurt to remove the partition and load XP again ?
11-24-2008 07:49 PM
- Click Start , type Recovery in the search field, and click on Recovery Manager when it appears in the program list to open the Recovery Manager window.
- Click Advanced options .
- Select the Remove recovery partition option and click Next .
- When prompted to verify that you want to delete the partition, select the Yes option, and click Next .
- Allow the removal process to continue and restart the PC.
11-25-2008 02:55 AM
03-05-2009 05:04 PM
03-07-2009 05:31 AM
Don't bother...I adventually got it to boot and then had no sound and downgraded graphics because of the Vista requirements on the motherboard.
I rebuilt into the original Vista spec's and then went and turned off all unwanted processes in services and made it look like XP with general setup. Works very well without all the HP and Vista rubbish running in the background.
03-07-2009 06:26 AM
thank you so mush i think i will giveup and use vista again but please can you tell me which service i can stop in vista and hp to run fast as xp ?