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Master Geek

#21278 21-Apr-2008 19:49
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Hey guys, I am having a problem with my laptop;

it is a HP DV6522tx, this is a good machine but i cannot get winXP to install on it. After the boot loader finishes its stuff and the install asks you to press enter to confirm installation an error comes up saying no disk.....I have isolated the problem to the fact that for some reason the generic cd drivers do not work with the cd/dvd drive installed (it is XP SP2 so does have SATA drives which eliminates that issue)....any help locating these drives as i REQUIRE XP to run solidWorks2007; else I would gladly install ubuntu and be done with it.


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  #125429 21-Apr-2008 21:11
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So exactly which screen can you identify is the last point before failure from here?

XP SP2 doesn't have the latest SATA drivers... which may be a problem. This is solved by slipstreaming the drivers on to the XP SP2 CD (as you don't have a floppy drive on a laptop).

I think this will help - this only is for the Intel ones in the dv6500 series

(I think you can do this in Vista, otherwise on another computer)

EDIT: Looks like your one is Intel, so it should be fine then.

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Master Geek

  #125453 21-Apr-2008 22:36
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Cool; well it gets to screen three when installing;

I will give the nLite solution a go tomorrow cheers for the help



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  #127310 30-Apr-2008 14:52
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Well tomorrow turned into a few weeks....but I eventually got time to sit down and work through the problems;

Overall it worked out really well; there was only one major hiccup, this hiccup involved the graphics drivers, because HP don't support XP on these laptops their site didn't have any drivers at all and the nvidia site doesn't supply them becuase it is their policy that the maunfacturer supplies their mobile graphics drivers......

After a few hours searching I got hold of some drivers that work, they are non-supported (a.k.a hacked) but they work really well. The drivers that I ended up using was ForceWare 156.55 from softpedia:

thses have been working well and have had no problems.

SolidWorks runs supprisingly well considering that it is a mobile graphics card.

Thanks manhinli for your was invaluable.

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