I'm having a problem recovering my HP notebook after installing window 7. I tried reinstalling windows XP from the recovery partition that the notebook comes with but I receive an error message saying"
"Error: System not fully installed. Please run setup again."
I've tried this about 3 times still same message... any help? Also i cannot boot into any operating system. Windows 7 has been removed, and XP will not load past that error message...
please help, i start school in a few weeks and i need a notebook to take with me..
It may work to modify the bootloader so that XP can start.
Otherwise, you may need to use "Killdisk" to wipe the hard drive clean. Then load Windows XP from a OEM copy of XP. You need the OEM copy if you are going to reuse the HP serial number. A retail version of XP will not work with the OEM serial number. A local repair shop probably has a OEM disk they can use to do the reload.