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problems, need help please

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Yves Larose, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. Yves Larose

    Yves Larose
    Premium Member

    hi a friend of a friend gave me a laptop to fix it is now running under Windows Vista Home edition premium but since the owner doesn't have the CD and neither have i i have to down grade it to Windows XP. i start the install it then loading all XP need after that as usual the screen go black with the blinking cursor at the top left but after maybe 30 seconds i get a blue screen telling me that windows have encountered a problem that i might have a virus or a problem with the HDD. the current install of Vista work well (altho slow cause all the **** on the pc) and there is no sign of a HDD problem, i did noticed that the laptop surface come very hot after awhile its running but i hear the fan running so i'm wondering if its normal.

    the laptop is about 6 years old, its an HP Pavilion DV-5 notebook so anyone have any clue of why i get the blue screen telling me i might have a virus or HDD problem ?
  2. Yves Larose

    Yves Larose
    Premium Member

    i found the problem, since the laptop is optimize for Windows Vista the XP installation cd misses a driver for the HDD so the only way to install XP on that laptop is to add the driver to the XP cd and reburn it but since i don't have spare dvd's i found a Windows Vista cd and i will use his cd-key to reinstall it.