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10-01-2009 12:50 AM
I was trying to downgrade Vista Home to XP, but in doing so I misread a couple steps and installed XP drivers for the chipset and BIOS (instead of putting them on a new WinXP install disc including the drivers). The Notebook would make it to windows and boot from the CD drive before but only sometimes. Now it won't even come close to Booting to Windows or from the CD drive. Repair disc doesn't finish, Checking the file system for errors doesn't finish. I don't think any of the hardware is bad. If I can just find a way to get it to boot from the cdrom I'm pretty sure I can install XP and everything will be fine, it's just getting it to boot up i'm having a problem with.
HP Pavilion dv 9700 Notebook PC
Intel Core 2 Duo CPU T5550
Windows Vista Home Edition
10-01-2009 07:11 AM
You need to sliptream ICH9 sata sata driver to pass BSOD error while installing XP.
ICH9 sata driver, here
The driver is located in iaAHCI.inf and is called ICH9M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller
Sliptream only ICH9 sata driver, see part 2 of XP downgrade guide, here
Pavilion DV2922TX, XP-SP3 32bit, Intel T5750 2.0Ghz, Nvidia Geforce 8400M GS with 128MB, 4GB 667 DDR2, 250GB HDD
12-16-2010 06:19 PM - edited 12-16-2010 10:50 PM
I've come across this very same issue and in order to by-pass the boot issues with the MBR (master boot record) on the machine, which seems to be a serious issue on most HP laptops running NVIDIA cards.
You will have to download the proper Acronis Disk Image software. Seagate, Maxtor and Western Digital all have FREE Acronis Disk Image distributions that ONLY WORK ON MACHINES WITH THE PROPER MEDIA DRIVES. So if your laptop has a seagate hard drive then you download and utilize that FREE Seagate version of the Acronis Disk Image software to create a boot disk.
What you will need:
A working computer running windows XP or better.
USB Flash Key/Drive w/1 GB capacity
Now considering your machine, like mine, fails to boot off HD or CD(internal or otherwise), we will move to booting from USB Flash Key/Drive.
Here's the catch 22, if the working computer you are installing Acronis Disk Image doesn't have a drive from the same manufacturer as the hard drive in your laptop. Meaning if you are trying to install Seagate's FREE Acronis Disk Image software because your laptop has a Seagate drive, that's good, but if your working computer (the one you will be creating the boot disk with), doesn't have a Seagate drive the software will not allow an install on that machine.
But considering you get past those pre-requisites the rest is easy. Install the Acronis Disk Image software on the working computer, and once installed go ahead and run it and create a 'bootable disk' on the USB Flash Key/Drive. Now that you have successfully created your USB Drive boot disk you can boot off this using the laptop. Make sure you allow for the USB Drive to be bootable prior to CD or HD, you can do so in bios by hitting the <F1> on the boot screen on most HP laptops and machines.
Here's the link to the resources for those free Acronis Disk Image software titles:
Western Digital Version: http://support.wdc.com/product/downloaddetail.asp?
Seagate Version: http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads
Maxtor Version: http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US
Keep in mind, your machine can easily boot off USB CD drives as well, all you have to do is set your bios look elsewhere for boot records. So if you haven't tried this first it might be easier than having to go through this USB Flash Drive/Key setup process.
Hope this helps, took a while for me to overcome to multiple issues confronting my beloved laptop, but I have prevailed and hopefully you will too!
Yet, you will come to find, the most important fix is yet to come: HP (NVIDIA) Re-Balling!
03-06-2011 09:58 AM
I have Pavilion dv9000 CTO my CDDrive too does not work and I tested it with different laptop My CD Drive is working perfectly fine.
Also in my machine when I boot normally the light blinks up for the CDDrive but when it boots completely, The drive seems to be missing.
Real time help is really needed as if my machine crashes and I want to re install windows I cannot
I have bought a new external CD drive but I cannot boot from that external CD Drive too as there is no option in BIOS utility to boot from external CDDrive
And my BIOS version is F32
Machine is AMD Mobile technology with windows 7 home
Need really help really quickly