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HP Pavilion dv2000

By Mad-Joel
Oct 27, 2007
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  1. I have Windows XP on my HP Notebook last night windows frooze and than crashed. Now I get the following error after the motherboard boot screen


    Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt :
    \WINDOW\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM

    You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup
    using the original Setup CD-ROM
    select 'r' at the first screen to start repair.


    Problem is Windows instaltion is partitioned on Hard Drive and I ain't the sole owner of Notebook, No back-up discs where created. I tried to repair windows with my XP recovery disc. When I either press ENTER or R, I get this following message:

    Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed on 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 want threw to the systems BIOS an it says hard drive is powered on.
    Please Help.
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    Any money its a sata hard drive. If thats the case then you will need a sata driver in order for windows setup to see the drive.
  3. Mad-Joel

    Mad-Joel TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have an option to press F6 while it's loading.... Am i required to do that?
  4. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    Yup, thats when you need the sata driver disk.
  5. Mad-Joel

    Mad-Joel TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I am not the soul owner of this machine and she doesn't know if it came with any discs. Can I download the SATA drivers and make it a bootable disc.
  6. raysautomatic

    raysautomatic TS Rookie

    Yes,
    You'll want to get the system spec's from HP so you'll get the correct SATA driver, (most I've seen are Intel).
    After you get the driver you'll have to slip-stream it into an image of your XP recover disk and mount it on to a CD.
    When you insert the disk at reboot the driver will then be loaded into memory and you'll have access to your drive.
    If you have problems doing this I may be able to help
  7. pccpr

    pccpr TS Rookie

    hp dv2000 having probelms installing xp

    i have had this problem with my dv2000 i have no cd with it and also i would really like help with the suggestion that was made by raysautomatic.
  8. raysautomatic

    raysautomatic TS Rookie

    I need contact Info pccpr

    I'm willing to help you with your dv2000 but I'll need your email so I can contact you directly.
  9. shane649

    shane649 TS Rookie

    need help with dv2000

    Hi,
    I'm also trying to load xp on my pavillion dv2000 and need sata driver can you help please?
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