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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-23-2007, 09:42 AM Thread Starter
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help. SATA/SCSI laptop hard drive and XP

Guys..I consider myself pretty sharp with computers but have run into a deal that I have not done before. I bought a used HP Pavilion DV5000 gaming laptop that the guy tried loading Vista onto. Once loaded onto the machine Vista crashes half way thru bootup and restarts over and over and over. The drive is a 120gb Fujitsu SATA drive. I used dWipe and zero filled the drive to wipe it clean. When I try to reinstall a fresh copy of XP pro, Windows does not recognize the drive and aborts install. I downloaded the SATA/SCSI drivers from the HP website and put them on a USB flash drive but I dont know how to make XP setup read the drivers from the USB drive..it only wants to find a floppy drive. This computer does not have a floppy drive. Any ideas?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-23-2007, 09:56 AM
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You cannot use the usb drive, you have to use a floppy.

You can do this tho. I just did this about a week ago.

Download http://www.nliteos.com/ nlite. Install it. You can SlipStream the drivers into the windows XP cd, and it won't ask you for drivers.

http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Ha...ation1/11.html

I would just do the drivers only part, since if you do abunch of other stuff, it might mess up the cd.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-23-2007, 10:51 AM Thread Starter
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welp...guess I'll give that a try. Thanks for the link.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-23-2007, 11:51 AM Thread Starter
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Well dude gotta give you props. That did it. Loading up now. You rock.

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Great to help. I should mod this forum =]

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