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HP Pavilion 1640

Post by Pepper on 30th March 2010, 4:36 pm

A friend of mine gave me his pc to work on. Said his os wouldn't run (had worked previsiously). Tried replacing his hard drive. The new hard drive would only operate Windows 2000. Wouldn't run Windows XP. I had to go online (with another pc) and retrieve all the drivers. Installed drivers and got the blue screen of death. Will not reload any Windows programming now.
It was running and now she's dead again... Let me think

Any suggestions?
Thank You!
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Re: HP Pavilion 1640

Post by Gabethebabe on 31st March 2010, 9:12 am

@Pepper wrote:The new hard drive would only operate Windows 2000. Wouldn't run Windows XP.
Whoa!

That computer is not very old, three years or something. WINXP should run on that. What went wrong?
WIN2000, well, IŽd rather not touch that.

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Re: HP Pavilion 1640

Post by Dr Jay on 1st April 2010, 2:32 pm

The hard disk has been formatted using Windows 2000. Simply formatting the drive using another OS disc, should allow it to set up a new MBR and re-organize the partition table, in order for it to install.

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HP Pavilion 1640

Post by Pepper on 1st April 2010, 5:41 pm

I don't know what went wrong!!
Will not load any version of windows. Will not do anything other than give me the blue screen of death.
HELP!!

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Post by Dr Jay on 1st April 2010, 6:42 pm

It will not even load setup?

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