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Setup Windows on HP laptop without nlite editor if possible

  1. Sep 28, 2007 #1

    pit

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    10 days ago I bought a brand new HP note book (HP 530 notebook core duo processor) and I'm still unable to install Windows XP SP2 on its hard disk.
    I know that I bought the cheapest HP notebook with core duo processor, but didn’t expect to not work.
    When I try to install Windows XP I always get an error that a .sys file is corrupted (each time a different file). I think that both the hard drive and CD drive are good since Linux was previously installed on it.
    I got a reccomendation to add the HP drivers trying to edit the Windows XP CD installation kit with a free software called Windows setup editor nLite
    I'm looking for a decent solution without any nLite or other 'windows configuration tool' suitable for a new notebook and a non computer person.
    If anyone had the same problem, I would be glad to get a simpler solution to make my new notebook to work with Win XP SP2. Also, a CD with drivers was not included in laptop kit.
     
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  3. Oct 19, 2007 #2
    hello pit, I have a same problem on a same type HP(core duo on 1,6MHz) . when i'm trying to install windows at the and of process i got i massage that it can't find HDD at all. Did you find a solution somehow. If you did please post it here. Thanks
     
  4. Oct 19, 2007 #3

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    Are you trying to install it in a second partition on a HD > 100gb?
    If so the first partition can only be about 95 gb.
    A little higher and you get missing corrupt files message.
    Another bit higher and you get can't find HD message.

    I just went thru this grief on an HP 9410.

    Edit: All the drivers could be installed afterwards, once I figured out the partitioning thing.
     
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  5. Oct 20, 2007 #4
    Hi NoTime. I solved my problem .It was so obvious:) . It's a brand new notebook with freedos(dos) and i tried to install windows as you know. What i find out later, problem were SATA drivers. Problem is SATA HDD. Only thing i had to do is change bios setup for SATA HDD -to put disable . (On different computers maybe to change it to IDE mod(BIOS)) I installed windows and its ok now. For other that have same problem and dont have this option in bios- there is a program nlite to incorporate sata drivers on boot cd with windows and install it together. thank you for helping me :)
     
  6. Oct 20, 2007 #5

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    Glad you were able to solve your problem.
    The issue I was having is that the boot loader does not have access to the drivers and is dependent on the older BIOS functions it understands until it can load the drivers. I found out when I used the XP install format routine and it would only format the first 100g of the HD.
     
  7. Feb 8, 2008 #6

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    Disabling SATA was a fast solution for me too, but not completely satisfactory since I payed for a SATA hard disk. It's now solved with the help of nlite software.
     
  8. Feb 8, 2008 #7

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    What I would to remark is that in windows vista nlite cannot be used, but, fortunately, there is windows vista lite free CD/DVD editor - vlite software which mainly can do the same thing as nlite, however certain knowledge is needed. You should look for someone who can do it and spend also some additional money (as I did).
     
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