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Problems installing windows on HP 530 Notebook PC

Q: Problems installing windows on HP 530 Notebook PC

Hi!

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 vista...so 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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Hey Bill, Windows 7 can be installed on some of the newer business PCs. There are some requirements and settings you should be aware of.First, you cannot install Windows 7 on a computer with a 7th generation processor.You'll need to either change the TPM version on the PC or install a hotfix from Microsoft.You must use legacy mode (non-UEFI) in the BIOS.You need your own copy of Windows 7 and a license for Windows 10 Professional.You can find steps and more information at http://www.hp.com/support/Windows7and10TPMFAQ Thanks,Wes

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A:Notebook dead after installing Windows 7

If you can't turn it off, pull the battery and the power cord.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/50023-notebook-dead-after-installing-windows-7-a.html
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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.
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Have you though about getting the recovery DVDs from HP ??
You should have recovered from the recovery partition .. it was safe.

http://paparadit.blogspot.com/2007/06/installing-sata-hard-drive-with-windows.html
 

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A:Solved: Need help installing XP on notebook.

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A:No way of installing operating system on notebook

Does this help ?
http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebo...all-Windows7-on-HP-2140-using-USB/td-p/301650

or this ?
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Bye
 

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A:installing a new notebook hard drive

The thinner one will be OK. It is screwed into a cradle and that stops it from movong. No you should not need a bios update.
 

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Support Center | ASUS USA

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Hi It suggests to me that the HDD profile in the BIOS is mapped to one HDD only, and it is perhaps failing post? If so then I would look to change the HDD profile in the BIOS and use F10 save and reboot. If in doubt please ask.



Happy 2 [email protected]

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and welcome to the Forum

What Brand and Model is the pc? . . You might have the key on a sticker on the side of the tower or bottom of a laptop

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A:Problems installing windows Xp Pro!!!

hello and welcome to TSF.

have you tried formatting in NTFS the full format? not the quick format.

also try checkign jumper settings

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just download new version

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Hi John, Welcome to TSF!

Have a look at this....

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davedonny said:



when installing windows xp it installs a certain amount of software,then computer says needs to restart in 15 seconds,instead of putting the rest of the software,it starts from the begining again.can you help.Click to expand...

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How should I proceed????
 

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A:Problems after re-installing Windows XP

exactly what computer model? did you go to the computer manufacturers website, search for your specific computer and download their drivers? if you used system restore update the drivers? also did you install all winxp updates?

also give more info about the xp disk, did it come from another computer, did it come with that one, is it system builders oem, or did you download and burned a copy.

finally did xp originally come with that computer?

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A:Problems Installing Windows XP

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...



Probably some kind of incompatibility, or a faulty component such as HD or memory as these are really the two things used most during install, I had XP refuse to install on some brands of Mobo, but as yours is a reinstall and you had it working before it wont be that.

You could try copying the source disk to your HD and see if it copies OK, as you say it could be a bad disk, it could also be overheating issue check for cooling blockages, also run the install with the side of the case off to increase cooling.

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Quote: Originally Posted by Croatia94


When i pick my language and press install now, i get this message:
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A:Problems Installing Windows 7

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i suspect you need drivers for the network
can you post a screen shot

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Device Manager

Please Post back the results in device manager as requested below

You will now need to take a screen shot and copy that back to the working PC.
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A:Problems installing Windows on new PC

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Anyone know what the problem is?

A:Having problems with Installing Windows

Possibly an admin feature. SP-2 won't install unless you are logged in as an administrator. Then again maybe something else, but this one is common. Good Luck.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/having-problems-with-installing-windows-40324.html
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Dear Sir,

I Have two pc one is laptop one is desktop my problem i can inistal windows7 ultimat 32 bit into my laptop but when i going to inistal to my desktop 1st i put the dvd into drive then i press any key to boot the dvd after windows is loading file then starting windows after that display blank i had replaced my dvd drive, format all partition remove vga card then connect into board but same problem i can inistal by this way 1st inistal windows xp then put the windows7 dvd to drive then open the my computer then open dvd drive this way can inistal i am asking so many technicaian no body cudint find out this problem so pls help me to solve this problem

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A:Windows 7 installing Problems

I am taking it that you are writing your post from the notebook in your posted Specs.


Can you post the specs, for the desktop you are working on.
Filling out System Specs
Dont Know What Hardware You Have..??
VistaForums SysInfo Tool - Vista Forums

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/162263-windows-7-installing-problems.html
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A:Installing Windows 7 Problems

Doesn't sound like the USB installer was created correctly. try again using Rufus.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/618088/installing-windows-7-problems/
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A:Problems installing windows 7

You were correct to let Auto Updates run before doing anything else. Win7 is driver-complete in the installer and via optional Windows Updates when you enable Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3). This is not XP. You don't even interact with drivers in Win8, which uses advances made in Win7.

Only if your wireless or ethernet driver is not provided do you need to supply it to get online to do Updates. Only after all Important and Optional Updates are completed should you import any drivers still missing in Device manager, from the Support Downloads webpage for the model PC or device.

There are other Best Practices here based on helping with tens of thousands of installs here over the years. I also cannot remember anyone mentioning PDVD before so it may be problematic. Most functions needed are built into Media Center or WMP.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/267250-problems-installing-windows-7-a.html
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Please suggest me the needful. I dont have much knowledge about the softwares and driver installation related to this.

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A:Problems related to VGN-CS31S/W (WIndows Vista) after installing Windows 7

Make sure you have Windows 7 drivers installed -

http://support.vaio.sony.eu/computin...-CS31S_W&os=10

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/problems-related-to-vgn-cs31s-w-windows-vista-after-installing-windows-7-a-533194.html
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A:Problems installing windows 7 on old Vaio

Try posting over in the Video Card forums for assistance with this:
http://www.techsupportforum.com/f24/

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/problems-installing-windows-7-on-old-vaio-425130.html
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A:Problems installing windows 8 (particularly formatting)

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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
Mark

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/100422/windows-xp-having-problems-installing-drivers/