The links at 7, 8, and 9 don't work. Could you update them? Thanks!
Originally Posted by lich
[I went ahead and made the guide. Let me know anything I should tweak and I'll edit it.]
I'm going to be absolutely exaggeratedly simplistic here, just to make sure I list every single step possible, so bear with me. My hope is that anyone reading this knowing almost nothing about computers will be able to follow the guide step-by-step and not have any problems. I'm assuming that you save everything to the desktop. Note that you will lose EVERYTHING on your computer, so back up whatever you want to back up. Print this guide out too.
So here it is, the absolute complete idiot's guide to installing XP on a dv5t, with a million thanks to Joshua Wood, since I took it all from him:
YOU WILL NEED: Windows XP CD with VALID CD key (unless you plan to crack it), external USB hard drive, DVD burner, blank writable DVD, wireless connection
2. Backup your swsetup directory to a DVD while in Vista. (I didn't do this because I'm a complete idiot so this will be the last time I mention it, refer to Joshua Wood's guide on the first page for more if you did do it, I'm sure it's much easier that way)
4a. Download f6flpy32.zip from Support Intel
4b. Make a folder on your desktop titled SATA
4c. Extract the file in 4a with Winrar to your 4b folder (right-click the file and click Extract files, and find the SATA folder on your desktop)
5a. Download/install nlite nLite - Deployment Tool for the bootable Unattended Windows installation - Download (I used top download link)
5b. Put your XP CD in your disk drive.
5c. Make a new folder on your desktop entitled Windows XP
5d. Open nlite. Click next until you get to Locating the Windows installation. Click browse. Click the drive that has your XP CD in it. When it asks you to select where to save the CD installation files for modification, browse to the empty folder you made in 5c. Click ok. Click next once it finishes copying.
5e. On the task selection screen, click Service Pack (Skip if your XP CD comes with SP3), Drivers, Bootable ISO, Next
5f. (Skip this step if you skipped step 1) On the Service Pack screen click Select and find the EXE you downloaded in step 1. Nlite will patch SP3 into your XP install.
5g. On the Drivers screen, click Insert, Single driver, find your SATA folder from step 4, and open the iaAHCI.inf file. This will bring up a list of files. Choose "ICH9M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller"
5h. On the Create a Bootable ISO screen, click Make ISO, save to your desktop. When it says "ISO created successfully!" click next and close nlite.
6a. Download/install ImgBurn from The Official ImgBurn Website
6b. Take out your XP CD and put in your blank DVD
6c. Open ImgBurn, click Write image file to disc.
6d. File -> Select a source file -> find the ISO file you made in step 5. Make sure under Destination it has your CD drive listed. If the disc pictures under Destination light up, it means you're ready. Click that, let it work. When the drive pops out, push it back in, click OK, let it finish. When it's all done, close ImgBurn.
7. Download Support Intel and copy it to your external hard drive.
8a. Go to http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/forum/...hp?t20809.html and click Driver and download it. Right-click it and click "unzip here." It will make a folder titled 179.13
8b. On that same page click Modded INF and download that, then move it into the 179.13 folder. It will ask you if you want to replace the existing file. Click yes.
8c. Copy this folder to your external hard drive.
9. Go to Support Intel and download it. Right-click -> Unzip here. It will make a folder called Disk. Copy this folder to your external hard drive.
Now the fun part! Make absolutely sure you have the 3 folders I mentioned in the last 3 steps on your external. Time to format.
10. Reboot your computer. If it says "Press any key to boot disc" or something, push a key. If, on the other hand, it loads to your desktop and you do not get an option to load from disc, then you have to reboot again and click ESC to go into your computer's BIOS to change the boot order so that the first thing that boots is your CD drive. I don't remember the exact steps I did this, so I won't list them here, but suffice to say it was pretty obvious what I had to do. Anyhow, press a key. It will load a while. Press enter when it asks you to. Highlight your C: partition (if that is your internal hard drive's letter. Make sure you do not delete the wrong partition, it may be the HP backup or your external!) and press D, then L. Move down to Unpartitioned Space and push C. On the next screen, push Enter. You will have a new raw partition. Highlight the new raw partition and hit enter. On the next screen, choose NFTS (probably the only option available to you.) You now have to wait a LONG *** TIME.
11. When it's done formatting, put in all your information. When you finally get to your brand new Windows XP desktop, open your external hard drive, and drag the three folders from steps 7-9 to the desktop.
12. Run the infinst_autol program. It's straightforward. Reboot.
13. Open your 179.13 folder and find Setup and run it. Reboot.
14. Open your Disk folder, open your Disk folder, then XP, then Drivers, then x32, then run iProDifX.
15. You should now have wireless internet. Go to Start -> All Programs -> Windows Update, and install everything it tells you to. Reboot. Run Windows Update again. Go to the Hardware tab on the side, and download everything under that. You now should have all the drivers you need!
16. Go to Start -> Control Panel. Click "Switch to Classic View" on the left-hand tab. Open IDT Audio Control Panel. Click "Enable Power Management" (just once, so that the green light turns off.)
i am unable to install XP on the dv5 1126em laptop, i followed all the steps and created a SATA XP, sata drivers are downloaded from intel. it is showng blue screen error 0*0000007B (0*F78D2524,0*C0000034, 0*00000000, 0*00000000)