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Trying To Install Win XP Pro On A New HP dv9000

By Manta69
Mar 21, 2007
  1. playsccr

    playsccr TS Rookie

    hello i recently purchased a HPdv9843cl, and i cannot get XP on the machine. there is not option in the bios to changed the type of hard drive, so i need to slipstream the sata drivers, but i can not find the proper files, can you help thanks
     
  2. rgrecar

    rgrecar TS Rookie

    Answer about drivers and a question about freezing

    Hi all,

    About 2 months ago, with the help of this forum, I got my dv9260 on XP. Here's a note about HP and their drivers. When I first searched for the dv9260nr on HP's website there were drivers missing that I needed. For instance the Nvidia video card driver is not on that page, and plenty others are missing too. So, I went back to the dv9000 CTO page. A lot more drivers there that I can use.... but still no Nvidia. So, I went back to the dv9000 CTO page. And there it finally was.

    The only thing I can figure is HP makes a new laptop design, for instance the dv9000. All the original drivers are there. Then as they make changes to that basic design and come out with newer models they only put the drivers for new/upgraded hardware. If the newer model is using the same drivers on certain hardware as the original model they won't relink the driver download. The must laugh at making us jump around the site to figure out this puzzle. I don't know if my theory is correct, but that what it seems like. Each time I jumped back in the evolutionary timeline of my current model I found more drivers. Hope that helps.

    Now I do have a question for those who have successfully gone back to xp on a dv9000 series laptop. Are you having issues with freezing? Ever since I've gone back to xp my laptop freezes at strange moments. I can play a very demanding game with no problems. But if I walk away from the computer and not much is running on it, I can come back in an hour to a frozen screensaver. Sometimes, I'll just be using the new firefox and it will freeze. Ctl+alt+dlt does not work. I have to hold the power button to shut it off. It also seems to run hotter than it did before the vista/xp change.

    Any thoughts?
     
  3. Luth

    Luth TS Rookie

    I've got all the critical systems up and running in XP Pro with various drivers from this thread. The one thing I'm missing is a compatible graphics driver. Without it, I'm stuck on a 17" screen at 1024x768 resolution.

    Its a dv9913cl laptop, but I'll try anything from any dv9000+ series model. I've got a few days to figure this out before I return it. I gotta have something that runs XP.
     
  4. rgrecar

    rgrecar TS Rookie

    Luth

    You should be running a Nvidia GeForce 7 series (7150M specifically) video card. If so, try the GeForce driver here
    h t t p://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareList?os=228&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&product=1842189&lang=en

    It's the most recent one I can find in all the dv9xxx. I started with dv9900 and check back in each hundred set (9800, 9700, 9600, etc.) I figured there would be a more recent one but that's the only one I found. It's the same driver I used in my 9260. I will warn you I still haven't figured out my freezing problem... not sure if it's video card/driver related.... but this is the only driver I found that really worked.

    You can also check out h t t p://laptopvideo2go.com/
    In general which series you should use with your card is;
    GeForce 8xxx cards - 160 and up.
    GeForce 7xxx cards - 80 and up.
    GeForce 6xxx cards - 70 and up.
    GeForce FX (5xxx) cards - 70 and up.
    GeForce 4xxx cards - 60 and up.
    GeForce 3 cards - 60 and up.
    GeForce 2 cards - 60 and up.
    Quadro cards - 80 and up.
    Latest ones usually work fine with all cards, the list is just for stating you can but should NOT go below recommended series.

    Good Luck

    (sorry about the links. I don't have enough posts here to be allowed to post direct links. Grrr)
     
  5. hearudude

    hearudude TS Rookie

    absolutezero7 ROCKS!!!!!

    Thank YOU!
    This was driving me crazzzzy!
    I am know installing XP Pro on my dv9000.
    You rock, and it was right in front of me.
    I hate Vista,bloatware os.
    Back to xp pro.
    Way to go bud!
    hearuude
     
  6. michaels

    michaels TS Rookie

    Converting to XP for HP dv9000

    In particular dv913cl

    First of all if you don't want to integrate the Intel Express Bus for SATA HDisks drivers into the XP install iso then you need to buy the laptops that don't have centrino chips in them. If you buy an AMD chip machine then it is easier to install XP.

    After installing XP audio and ethernet isn't working. I just need audio for now. Can someone post clear directions along with the direct links to drivers or attach files for drivers here.
     
  7. mtyren

    mtyren TS Rookie

    I got the same problem. (Still) I can not see my hard drive by installing XP Home Edition.

    I have an HP dv9847 and can not install XP, since it was born with Vista. Meanwhile, I installed Linux. (Ubuntu 8.10)

    I've looked in my BIOS, but it is a versin F.23 so I can not set SATA'en.

    Is there anyone who can help?

    / Mark
     
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