Can't install XP HP 8710p bios F.20

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by JanKowalski, Aug 15, 2012.

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  1. JanKowalski

    JanKowalski MDL Novice

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    I have HP 8710p with bios version F.20
    I try install XP on it but can't.

    When start from XP install CD i have "black screen with blinking cursor in left-top corner" after load drivers

    I also try run XP from USB (hirens boot CD or BartPE) but this computer can't start when on CD or USB is XP OS.

    I have disabled native mode for sata in bios
    I tested XP CD with added drivers for SATA but nothing helps

    How install XP ?
     
  2. supaduper

    supaduper MDL Member

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    have you tried using wintoflash? i.e putting XP on a usb flash drive and starting install that way, cant remember if its F12 or F9 key you hit on post to select usb pen.
     
  3. JanKowalski

    JanKowalski MDL Novice

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    I have not tried yet wintoflash , but I will try !

    Very strange to me is: "this computer can't run mini windows XP from hirens boot"
    I've never seen such a computer on the eyes ;)
    "mini windows XP from hirens boot" allways works on all computers.

    I try downgrade bios to older version but it is imposible :(
     
  4. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    It is pretty nice machine, do NOT abuse it with XP & install 7 on it

    sebus
     
  5. supaduper

    supaduper MDL Member

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    agree with sebus W7 the way to go it will install no probs on that little beauty!
     
  6. holan

    holan MDL Novice

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    the same problem
    try xp sp3 or ghostxp