HP DV5 - 1235dx Downgrade from Vista to Windows XP start up problem
Hi, I tried to downgrade from vista to XP and restarting the laptop after copying all the files from the XP CD, appears "Error loading operating system".
After that I tried to restart my laptop and it freezes at the first screen which appears 'HP, press ESC to load BIOS' and I couldn t be able to access the BIOS.
I Don t know what I can do! Please I need help.
I tested my laptop computer with another HD and started normally but when I put my HD didn t do anything. I think the BIOS that my HD had a problem so I can´t use it.
The specifications of my laptop are:
Product number NB163UA #ABA
Microprocessor 2.00 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T6400
Microprocessor Cache 2 MB L2 Cache
Memory 4096 MB
Memory max 8192 MB
Video Graphics Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
Video memory Up to 1759 MB
Hard drive 320 GB (5400 RPM) Western Digital (I bought a new)
Multimedia player LightScribe SuperMulti 8 X DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support
Display screen 15.4 "diagonal WXGA high-definition HP BrightView Widescreen (1280 x 800) screen
Fax/Modem Modem 56 k high speed
Network card Integrated 10/100 Ethernet LAN
- 802. 11 b / g WLAN
Sound Altec Lansing speakers
Keyboard 101-key compatible
Pointing device Press the button with On / Off button and dedicated vertical scroll up/down pad
PC Card Slots 1 ExpressCard/54 Card Slot (also supports ExpressCard/34)
- 5-in-1 Integrated Digital Media Reader for cards Secure Digital, MultiMedia Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, or xD Picture Card
- 4 universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0, 4th port shared with eSATA
- 2 headphone
- 1 microphone input
- 1 VGA (15-pin)
- eSATA + USB 2.0
- 1 RJ-11 (modem)
- 1 RJ - 45 (LAN)
- expansion port for computer 1 cell 3
- 1 consumer IR (remote receiver)
Size 14,05 "(L) x 10.2" (D) x 1.37 "(min H) / 1.65" (maximum H)
- Location of Kensington MicroSaver lock
- Turn on the password
- Accepts 3rd party locking safety devices
- 65W AC adapter
- 12-cell Lithium-Ion battery
What is in the box of
HP Mobile remote control
HP Webcam with integrated microphone
I tested my HARD drive in the other laptop and it starts normally, I did format and then I put in my laptop. I tried to install XP and everything was successful. I could install XP. I am very happy and I did not buy a new HARD drive.
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I have Photoshop CS5.1 Extended with free upgrade to CS6. How do I re acquire this upgrade? I upgraded my laptop from Vista to Windows 7 and had problems with the way he ran I did a full clean install of Win 7 and am trying to re install all my
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I wonder if someone has already tried to downgrade from Windows Vista to Windows XP. I have a Satellite P200-16 b.
I was check in the support Web site and I found most of the pilots it but I think not all.
Please post your comments here.
I used the search option and found many threads on the downgrade from Vista to XP on Satellite P200 PSPB0E
All Toshiba drivers are published on the European driver Toshiba page.
Of course, you won't find additional software and programs like WinDVD, etc. insofar as these software are only a part of the Toshiba recovery image and as I guess are not to free them.
An important note; you need to install XP drivers as mentioned in the installation instructions txt file. This doc is also found on the Toshiba driver page!
Then you should not get any trouble of installation.
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Hi, recently buy recon HP pc, works well but has Vista installed. I compose music and found that the thing does not like Midi puts and on-site. I want to downgrade to good old windows XP, as it does not, please what is the process to achieve this? IM no PC illiterate, so please don't advise me to change the registry, etc. Thanks John
If you don't have your own copy of Windows XP that you do not use on another machine, you will need to find someone who will sell you a. This must be a full retail do not copy the recovery disc that distribute computer with preinstalled Windows systems manufacturers. This will be limited to a particular machine. You will also need to go to drivers and downloads from the HP Web site and check if HP provide XP drivers for your model. If they are not, you will have problems of implementation.
can you switch from Windows vista to windows xp
Install Windows XP to the usual. To activate it, you will need to use the phone-in method and explain that you use your right of demotion. The person will guide you through the activation process. You may not use the Vista operating system whose key you use for the XP install on any computer.
I suspect it's a typo, but just for clarity: Windows 98 and Windows XP are different operating systems.
I recently downgraded my Portege R500 of Vista installed at the factory for WinXP.
I managed to install without problem, and today I met an "unknown device" which I can't fix.
The details of this device:
Location: on Interl 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Controller - 27 b 9
Device Instance ID of: ACPI\IFX0102\4 & 38462492 & 0
Hardware ID: ACPI\IFX0102 * IFX0102
Compatible ID: * PNP0C31
If anyone can help, please help!
Have you installed the XP drivers all available from the European pilot of Toshiba page?
Please take the look in installation instructions txt file. You will find a list of all the necessary drivers that must be installed. The order of installation is important.
Please install all drivers as mentioned in the installation instructions.
PS: On the page there is also an application of Infineon Trusted Platform Module.
Join Satellite A300 disc to downgrade to windows XP. However, information for it is almost impossible to follow because it implies that I am a computer Wizard.
I bak up to Vista as asked and then rebooted computer all holding the key F12. Put in the #1 lower upgrade disc and then it confuses me what to do. This machine is brand new and I have no files to backup, but want to use XP because I'm more familiar with this OS.
So can someone guide me through this... as I am in Australia and most of you people are probably asleep or just waking up, please put all the instructions I am about to go to sleep because it gives me a headache. If someone had told me that it was not a simple exercise, I would never had bought the laptop in the first place.
Thanks for any help
Yes, this can be a bit difficult. Here are some easy instructions on how to use XP disks. :)
1. Insert the xp disk into the disk drive.
2 hold down the power button on the computer for 10 seconds to turn it off completely.
3 turn on the computer and start typing on the F12 key. Keep pressing it until it gives you your Start menu. (Don't hold the power button, type only just turn on the machine.)
4. Select CD/DVD using the arrows on your keyboard, and then press ENTER. Should say 'Loading RAM disk image' or something similar.
5. Select Yes on the warning screen (make sure you computer is connected to the main power, no battery).
6. Select following three times.
After that, it will say Partition initialization... This means that the recovery has begun. :)
Hope this helps!
Where can I get drivers for graphics cards and pci devices?
If your laptop is supported WXP drivers should be available on Toshiba support and download page under http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com
Check it out!
Model: Toshiba L30-105 PSL33E-02S02HFR.
USB ports (2) do not work after the downgrade from vista to Windows xp family. All the drivers downloaded from Toshiba Web site.
Thanks for any help,
Have you installed Win XP all service packs?
SP2 provides some patches on the USB feature.
You definitely need to update the Win XP OS
I want to downgrade from vista to XP SP3 because some old games on does not work on vista as Hitman:codename 47 and TheSims... etc.
Then... I need help to find the driver for this laptop. I did a forum search for my model and found nothing.
Thanks in advance!
Before that we'll start with her, I have something to tell you. Decommissioning of this model is not always easy, and your model is designed to work well with Vista. Please check first that link written by Joshua Wood and concentrate on problems that may appear when you install the sound card in it. I don't know then it's dv5 guide, but a lot of hardware and drivers are the same for both models. It is recommended also by me to print this guide and information on the problems with the sound card.
First make the Vista backup. Here you have all the information, how do.
You have a folder with the drivers & programs that can prove very useful after downgrade XP. Copy the folder in C:\Swsetup on DVD Before you format your hard drive.
Now you need to integrate your drivers Sata (only x 86 drivers) win nLite.
Remember, also, that you use the Windows XP SP2 version. If you have not got the version SP2 here you can download this service pack
and here you guide how to integrate this file with your new system of nLite.
In this program, you can even burn your new XP cd with this driver.Message edited by Daniel_Potyrala on 12/09/2009 16:36
Laptop: Satellite L350-170
Part No.: PSLD8E
Heya I write about the downgrade from Vista to XP.
I play world of warcraft online game, I think that my laptop is good enough to run it, but I get little FPS (Frames Per Second) I do belive Vista drains your computer and is no friendly case like performance than XP. I have Vista Home Premium, I was trolling internet reading how to etc... Some forums said that some manufacturers of computer/laptop can provide a Vista 2 XP disks. I was wondering does toshiba? If this is not the case, how it would be difficult to downgrade from Vista? Is there a risk of bricking my laptop? could u do a list of things that I would need and a guide step by step on how downgrade but remembering I'm not a computer very know how nobody so keep it very basic =)
Also - what is void your warranty? I would be able to send my laptop for toshiba and they do?
Take advantage of my wall of text
Thanks in advance for the help
* fruitsalad *.
Downgrade from Vista to XP isn't very difficult and it should be possible that you can do yourself.
You need at least one drive in Microsoft Windows XP with SP2. Boot from it and follow the instructions on the screen. But you need the SATA drivers, the computer can recognize the HARD drive. For drivers, you need Intel Storage Manager, which can be downloaded on the site of Toshiba and this is workaround step by step how to do this:
If you have installed XP, you must install all the drivers and tools for this. All what you need you can find on the Toshiba site:
http://EU.computers.Toshiba-Europe.com-online decision-making supported Downloads & => Download drivers
I'm trying the last days to downgrade from vista to xp.
Whe I try to do a clean installation Ikeep error 0x0000007b (0xF7A8A524, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000).
I also tried through the back (which I am not good at) repeat me something on the partion, which it is not.
When I go through the windows if it says that the version is newer than the one you want to install.
If you want to use the Win XP instead of Vista, then you must do a clean install!
The downgrade will not work because Vista is newer than XP.
I put t know what laptop you have, but most of the new laptops support a SATA HDD controller and you must include the SATA drivers to install Win XP.
In addition SATA drivers are a part of the Intel Storage Manager which should be published on the Toshiba page as well.
Just a hint; Use the option search advanced this Toshiba forum there are a lot of discussions about this theme!
I recently bought a laptop Toshiba Satellite U400/03 s with a pre-installed version of Vista business & do not like. It came with a recovery disk for Windows XP Pro product. This confused me a bit. Can I downgrade Vista Business with XP Pro?
My next question is, if I can downgrade to XP Pro I need registry XP with Mircosoft?
Also, if I do not need to register with Mircosoft XP, where can I get the registration key of?
Greatly forward a response.
Thank you very much.
A downgrade from Vista to XP is possible. Why not?
But as far as I know, so you need to reinstall the full specifications but in my opinion, this isn't a problem because you have the XP Recovery disk. Just boot from it and follow the instructions on the screen.
But before that, you you should burn the Windows Vista recovery disk. How do you know this? You need to start only the Toshiba recovery disc creator and you need a blank DVD. Then the Vista recovery disk will be created, and if you want new Vista, you must start only on this disc. That s all because it contains the settings factory and if all the drivers and tools of Toshiba.
If you have installed XP you must register it on Microsoft. It is not necessary.
AFAIK, you must enter a product key. It of already on the recovery disk.
I recently bought the Satellite L355-S7907 and do not like Vista I want to run Windows XP Service Pack 2 on it. Now I tried several methods, first start XP from CD, it loads for a few minutes then I get the blue screen of death, by saying that I should run ' CHKDISK F.
I ran check disk and my my hard drive is fine.
The other method I've tried is partition my hard drive then when Vista is on trying to install XP on the new partition. Vista allows me to install on a partition, because "Windows on your computer is newer than the version on CD.
What should I do here? I don't like Vista and I'd love to have XP working on this laptop.
Any help much appreciated
Downgrade from Vista to XP isn t possible. Therefore, you must make a clean and new Windows XP installation. You wrote that you get a BSOD if you start from XP disc, what code BSOD is it exactly?
I guess you only need drivers SATA to install XP. Have you installed them?
In addition I recommend read the discussions here in the forum about it. You'll have hundreds of them! ;)
My company bought a laptop computer for us to use around the laboratory. The Dell Latitude D630 has been bundled with Windows Vista. We prefer to use Windows XP Pro to maintain consistency and ensure that all programs "home-made or home ' run as it should. What are my options to downgrade from Vista to Xp Pro? Thank you.
If you have a retail version of Windows XP with the product key, Yes. As long as there are drivers available for this computer to Windows XP from the manufacturer.
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