I have gone through the link given by you. Thank you for your time! If you are getting cannot detect HDD during a format. If it states not device detected it defenatly is a connection issue. So now that you checked the boot order in the bios, continue with the XP install as I outlined earlier For this example, Total Commander is used. After checking connections, go into the BIOS and see if the Hard drive is being detected by the motherboard.

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I don’t know what this device is because Windows lists it as an unkown device. Go to System Configuration Tab 4. It’s good that you are still trying software issue.

Also, I have 2 seperate hard drives in my laptop and I placed each OS on individual drives, not a seperate partition on the same drive. I have built several including my desktop machine.

HP Pavilion DV Downgrading from Vista to XP – Tech Support Forum

Next, open Windows Explorer and go to the drive where Vista is installed. Dear guys iam a mobile phone service engineer,i face the same problem hard drive not detect in xp dvv9700 after i read all post with this forum iam very clear,and happy i join this forum to say thank all guys to solve his problem and help to solve the other peoples problem.


For this example, Total Commander is used. Db9700 I’m attempting to do with this notebook isn’t as cut and dry as it would seem. Javascript is disabled in this browser.

Give a man a fish and he’ll eat for a day, teach him to fish and he’ll eat for a lifetime. Make sure the jumpers are set to Master or Primary and try again.

AMD Turion 64 X2 2. Sorry man yiekks Rue B. Ok, I’m really new here and in all this Os stuff and I’ve got the complete same problem and am at a complete loss.

HP Pavilion DV 9700: Downgrading from Vista to XP

Do you already have an account? Yes, my password is: I found a similar post to my problem already but mine is slightly different. When run, the installation process begins; simply click through dc9700 dialogs as prompted.

How is your 1. Your name or email address: Select “Reinstall the Vista bootloader” and press Apply. You can very well install bit XP and use the Bit driver.

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You can also choose which entry you would like as the default the system will boot to. Maybe someday soon I’ll be able to put the Vista Hard Drive back in I was however able to load XP by placing the SATA drivers on a floppy and attaching an external floppy drive, using the f6 option on cd loading My friend has the dvea and I used his drivers for Xp pro.


Already have an account? HP Pavilion DV I really don’t know what to do. I had to go to HP’s website and download a bunch of different drivers for XP.

Trying To Install Win XP Pro On A New HP dv9000

sv9700 Restart the computer with the XP retail cd in. Vista, of course, isn’t compatible with most of the third party software and peripheral manufacturers yet, so I planned on putting XP pro in this machine at least until Vista matures a bit and becomes more widely accepted. Here is the link to the file you need: For now, I run my comp on Ubuntu Linux it is not what I wanted to do I just did it cause I wanted to get Vista out of the way and I would like more precise if possible explanation on how to downgrade to XP because I really am a complete noob in this hardware stuff.