Re: Trying to install XP so I can dual boot XP and Vista on samelaptop...

Posted: 01-01-2009, 04:24 PM
Put the controller drivers on a floppy diskette and use the F6 method to
supply the drivers to the Windows XP setup program.

John

Ismael wrote:
> Hello everyone,
>
> I recently purchased a HP Pavilion dv6628us laptop. It currently has a
> factory/OEM version of Vista Home Edition (with all the trial software crap)
> installed. It would have been nice to have all the software that came with
> the laptop separated and a person could choose what to install but they
> wanted/needed to bundle it
>
> I wanted to dual boot Win XP Pro and Vista so I followed the steps from the
> following website
> http://apcmag.com/how_to_dual_boot_v...ide.htm?page=1
>
> The problem I'm encountering is when I try to install Win XP I get the
> following error message:
>
>
>
> The Windows XP Pro error message:
>
>
>
> Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer. Make
> sure any hard disk drives are powered on and properly connected to your
> computer, and that any disk-related hardware configuration is correct. This
> may involve running a manufacturer-supplied diagnostic or setup program.
>
>
>
> Setup cannot continue. To quit Setup press F3
>
>
>
> I have an unbundled Vista Setup disk which is able to see the hard drive
> with out any problems as with a DOS boot disk via a USB floppy. Did
> Microsoft and HP make it so that people with Vista certified machine will be
> unable to install any other operating systems other than Vista? Is this the
> future of PC computing?
>
> In the phoenix BIOS I can't see what hard drive is in this laptop or the
> parameters either. The very basic options in the BIOS related to the hard
> drive is to run some tests and change the boot order.
>
> Any help/ideas will be much appreciated,
>
>
> Ismael
>
>

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Re: Trying to install XP so I can dual boot XP and Vista on samelaptop...
Posted: 01-01-2009, 04:24 PM
Put the controller drivers on a floppy diskette and use the F6 method to
supply the drivers to the Windows XP setup program.

John

Ismael wrote:
> Hello everyone,
>
> I recently purchased a HP Pavilion dv6628us laptop. It currently has a
> factory/OEM version of Vista Home Edition (with all the trial software crap)
> installed. It would have been nice to have all the software that came with
> the laptop separated and a person could choose what to install but they
> wanted/needed to bundle it
>
> I wanted to dual boot Win XP Pro and Vista so I followed the steps from the
> following website
> http://apcmag.com/how_to_dual_boot_v...ide.htm?page=1
>
> The problem I'm encountering is when I try to install Win XP I get the
> following error message:
>
>
>
> The Windows XP Pro error message:
>
>
>
> Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer. Make
> sure any hard disk drives are powered on and properly connected to your
> computer, and that any disk-related hardware configuration is correct. This
> may involve running a manufacturer-supplied diagnostic or setup program.
>
>
>
> Setup cannot continue. To quit Setup press F3
>
>
>
> I have an unbundled Vista Setup disk which is able to see the hard drive
> with out any problems as with a DOS boot disk via a USB floppy. Did
> Microsoft and HP make it so that people with Vista certified machine will be
> unable to install any other operating systems other than Vista? Is this the
> future of PC computing?
>
> In the phoenix BIOS I can't see what hard drive is in this laptop or the
> parameters either. The very basic options in the BIOS related to the hard
> drive is to run some tests and change the boot order.
>
> Any help/ideas will be much appreciated,
>
>
> Ismael
>
>
John John (MVP)
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
Re: Trying to install XP so I can dual boot XP and Vista on samelaptop...
Posted: 01-01-2009, 04:24 PM
Put the controller drivers on a floppy diskette and use the F6 method to
supply the drivers to the Windows XP setup program.

John

Ismael wrote:
> Hello everyone,
>
> I recently purchased a HP Pavilion dv6628us laptop. It currently has a
> factory/OEM version of Vista Home Edition (with all the trial software crap)
> installed. It would have been nice to have all the software that came with
> the laptop separated and a person could choose what to install but they
> wanted/needed to bundle it
>
> I wanted to dual boot Win XP Pro and Vista so I followed the steps from the
> following website
> http://apcmag.com/how_to_dual_boot_v...ide.htm?page=1
>
> The problem I'm encountering is when I try to install Win XP I get the
> following error message:
>
>
>
> The Windows XP Pro error message:
>
>
>
> Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer. Make
> sure any hard disk drives are powered on and properly connected to your
> computer, and that any disk-related hardware configuration is correct. This
> may involve running a manufacturer-supplied diagnostic or setup program.
>
>
>
> Setup cannot continue. To quit Setup press F3
>
>
>
> I have an unbundled Vista Setup disk which is able to see the hard drive
> with out any problems as with a DOS boot disk via a USB floppy. Did
> Microsoft and HP make it so that people with Vista certified machine will be
> unable to install any other operating systems other than Vista? Is this the
> future of PC computing?
>
> In the phoenix BIOS I can't see what hard drive is in this laptop or the
> parameters either. The very basic options in the BIOS related to the hard
> drive is to run some tests and change the boot order.
>
> Any help/ideas will be much appreciated,
>
>
> Ismael
>
>
 
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