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07-17-2009 09:25 AM
07-17-2009 10:57 AM
Downgrading this model is not always easy and Your model is designed for good work under Vista. 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.
Before downgrade make Vista backup. Here You've got all informations how to do it.
Update Your Bios to the latest version from here.
How to do it?
Plug You ac adapter to the computer.
Disconnect from the internet. Switch off any antivirus and firewalls.
Start updating Bios. It may take some time. Don't switch off Your laptop, don't disconnect ac and don't do anything on it when this update is running.
Now You need to slipstream Your Sata drivers (only x86 drivers) win nLite.
Be sure also that You are using at least 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 with nLite.
In this program You can even burn Your new XP cd with this driver.
All drivers You will find in Cheryl's guide General XP Downgrade Guide for HP Laptops_Part 3.
When after installation of all drivers everything will be ok with system try SP3 if You want. This way if there will be any troubles with it You will have a chance to just uninstall this version of SP.
If You will have any problems let me know about it. I will try to help You as fast as I can.
07-21-2009 02:10 PM
07-21-2009 02:40 PM
It's a problem with slipstreamed Sata driver.
Use for this original XP disk without slipstreamed any Sata driver earlier or any kb.
Slipstream only x86 driver and never add x64 driver.
07-21-2009 03:15 PM
It doesn't metter which processor are You using, but It does metter which system. Now You are installing 32 bit system.
Which You can use on Your processor. This is my answer on next question which may appear from You.