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08-25-2009 06:34 AM
03-23-2010 04:34 AM - edited 03-23-2010 04:36 AM
I'm having problems with the Windows XP installation on a Pavilion DV2-1050eg. The Windows XP Setup starts in textmode and copies files to the harddisk, but then fails to boot from the internal hard disk. I have slipstreamed the Windows XP SP2 installation with the AMD SATA AHCI driver from HP (ahcix86.sys).
Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
Please re-install a copy of the above file.
I can also boot the Windows XP SP2 installation a second time from my USB stick and enter the Win XP graphic setup, but still, after copying another bunch of files it can't boot from the internal harddisk.
I tried two ways of slipstreaming the Windows XP SP2 Installation with the SATA driver:
Both yield the same result. Can anyone help me?
03-30-2010 02:03 PM
Be sure that You are using at least WinXP with Service Pack 2. If you have XP without any Service Pack (SP) or with only Service Pack 1 (SP1) then you may download Service Pack 2 (SP2) from here. Instructions how to slipstream this file with Your XP copy You will find in this guide.
nLite will give You possibility to burn Your new XP CD/DVD with all changes which You made here.
10-31-2010 01:29 AM
Hi, I am trying to downgrade my Pavilion dv2 1014au to Windows XP. I managed to make the sound card and network card working with the help of the HP forum. However, even after I following the instructions here, I still cannot get the video card working.
Slipstreaming SATA driver process didn't give me any error.
I tried to update SP2 to SP3 as well, but the same problem persist. I was notified that the new VGA device is found every time I start my laptop.
I haven't updated the BIOS, is that mandatory? I cannot find the update BIOS program from HP website.
What else can be wrong?
10-31-2010 01:50 AM
Please check point A of below guide:
10-31-2010 06:27 AM
Thank you very much! It solved my video driver problem.
Now my audio, video, wireless, HP webcam are working. In device manager, I can still see two problems:
1. Ethernet driver is missing.
2. One unknown device.
Do you have other pointers that can resolve these two problems?
10-31-2010 07:24 AM
Control Panel -> System -> Hardware -> Devices Manager
Click with right button of your mouse on each yellow sign with exclamation mark ( ) and choose properties. Then go to ' Details ' tab and paste here Hardware Ids . This way we will know kind of device it is.
Below You've got example how to do it: