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Problems installing windows on HP 530 Notebook PC

Q: Problems installing windows on HP 530 Notebook PC


So I'm having problems installing Windows XP on my HP laptop.

Thew windows setups says that it can't find a hdd?! -same **** that the bios says

The only little thingy with it is that the laptop can boot from the hdd with why
can't it find the hdd?!

I have tried with an other hdd and there is still the same problem :/

So what to do?

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A: Problems installing windows on HP 530 Notebook PC

Try resetting the bios to its default settings, or even try a bios update, using a USB stick
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A:Issues installing Windows XP on my hp pavilion dv6700 notebook

That's because XP does not have the SATA drivers for the Hard Drive .. so it doesn't see it.
If you know the Driver .. it can be slipsteamed into the XP install CD.
Even if you can do this, you'll probably have trouble finding the other drivers that are missing.

Have you though about getting the recovery DVDs from HP ??
You should have recovered from the recovery partition .. it was safe.
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AssaultEX said:

I tried re-installing windows xp yesturday, everytime its installing the countdown freezes at say 34minutes remaining till setup finishes. Today, I tried installing it again and it got to 10minutes and froze. I'm wondering what is the cause of this problem. Do you think it is the windows xp disk i am using? Or some other problem. Specs on my computer are 3.0Ghz w/ HT, 1gb of ram, 250gb HD, New Ninja Scythe Hs/Fan. ThanksClick to expand...

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A:Installing Windows 7 Problems...

Quote: Originally Posted by Croatia94

When i pick my language and press install now, i get this message:
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i suspect you need drivers for the network
can you post a screen shot

Device Manager

Please Post back the results in device manager as requested below

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Doesn't sound like the USB installer was created correctly. try again using Rufus.
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Hi Guys I am having some problems with my computer running Windows XP When I boot up my computer it automatically searches for a driver that I am not sure what it is looking for and it always fails saying that it Windows Installing Drivers Having Xp Problems cannot find the correct one I just put a new SD card reader and when I put it in the same problem arises it won t automatically install the drivers for me and it comes back and fails I will attach my hijackthis log below I Windows Xp Having Problems Installing Drivers m not really sure what it is for but I know last time I posted here they had me post it So I will save myself some time and put it now Thanks in advance Craig Logfile of HijackThis v Scan saved at PM on Platform Windows XP SP WinNT Windows Xp Having Problems Installing Drivers MSIE Internet Explorer v Running processes C WINDOWS System smss exeC WINDOWS system winlogon exeC WINDOWS system services exeC WINDOWS system lsass exeC WINDOWS system Ati evxx exeC WINDOWS system svchost exeC WINDOWS System svchost exeC Program Files TGTSoft StyleXP StyleXPService exeC WINDOWS system spoolsv exeC WINDOWS system Ati evxx exeC WINDOWS Explorer EXEC Program Files Microsoft IntelliType Pro type exeC Program Files Microsoft IntelliPoint point exeC WINDOWS SOUNDMAN EXEC WINDOWS ALCWZRD EXEC PROGRA Grisoft AVG avgcc exeC Program Files Apache bin httpd exeC Program Files Java jre bin jusched exeC Program Files iTunes iTunesHelper exeC Program Files MSN Messenger MsnMsgr ExeC Program Files PokerOffice bin javaw exeC WINDOWS system ctfmon exeC PROGRA Grisoft AVG avgamsvr exeC PROGRA Grisoft AVG avgupsvc exeC PROGRA Grisoft AVG avgemc exeC Program Files Apache bin httpd exeC Program Files MySQL bin mysqld-nt exeC WINDOWS system oodag exeC Program Files Microsoft SQL Server Shared sqlwriter exeC WINDOWS system svchost exeC Program Files Linksys Wireless-G PCI Wireless Network Monitor WLService exeC Program Files Mozilla Firefox firefox exeC Program Files Linksys Wireless-G PCI Wireless Network Monitor WMP Gv exeC Program Files Mozilla Thunderbird thunderbird exeC Program Files iPod bin iPodService exeC Program Files MSN Messenger usnsvc exeC WINDOWS system wuauclt exeC Program Files HiJackThis HijackThis exeR - HKLM Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Start Page http go microsoft com fwlink LinkId R - HKCU Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Local Page R - HKLM Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Local Page O - BHO Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - E F-C D - D -B D- B D BE B - C Program Files Adobe Acrobat ActiveX AcroIEHelper dllO - BHO SSVHelper Class - BB-D F - C-B EB-D DAF D D - C Program Files Java jre bin ssv dllO - BHO no name - E D - A- EC-A -BA D E E - no file O - BHO Windows Live Sign-in Helper - D - C - ABF- ECC- C - C Program Files Common Files Microsoft Shared Windows Live WindowsLiveLogin dllO - HKLM Run High Definition Audio Property Page Shortcut HDAudPropShortcut exeO - HKLM Run type quot C Program Files Microsoft IntelliType Pro type exe quot O - HKLM Run IntelliPoint quot C Program Files Microsoft IntelliPoint point exe quot O - HKLM Run SoundMan SOUNDMAN EXEO - HKLM Run AlcWzrd ALCWZRD EXEO - HKLM Run AVG CC C PROGRA Grisoft AVG avgcc exe STARTUPO - HKLM Run KernelFaultCheck systemroot system dumprep -kO - HKLM Run SunJavaUpdateSched quot C Program Files Java jre bin jusched exe quot O - HKLM Run POEngine quot C Program Files PokerOffice POEngine exe quot C Program Files PokerOfficeO - HKLM Run QuickTime Task quot C Program Files QuickTime qttask exe quot -atboottimeO - HKLM Run iTunesHelper quot C Program Files iTunes iTunesHelper exe quot O - HKCU Run msnmsgr quot C Program Files MSN Messenger MsnMsgr Exe quot backgroundO - HKCU Run ctfmon exe C WINDOWS system ctfmon exeO - HKCU Run STYLEXP C Program Files TGTSoft StyleXP StyleXP exe -HideO - Extra context menu item E amp xport to Microsoft Excel - res C PROGRA MICROS OFFICE EXCEL EXE O - Extra button no name - B E C - FCB- CF-AAA - C - C Prog... Read more

A:Windows Xp Having Problems Installing Drivers

You need to go to the HijackThis forum and post there. Do the "read me" first
Now pertaining to your problem, go into Device Manager and search for any yellow exclamation points by anything