Windows XP Installing for compaq cq40 300au

sixeyeinmind Posts 1 Registration date Saturday March 14, 2009 Status Member Last seen March 15, 2009 - Mar 15, 2009 at 08:36 AM
 Bablu - Jun 3, 2011 at 09:29 PM
Hello dear Friends,

Now i have face with the problem of installation for compaq cq40 300au.
The machine say that check your hard disk with that command "chkdsk -f".
But Windows Vista can be installed into. Now i want to use my laptop with windows XP.
If anyone can solve that problem, please reply that.

Thanks for forum's administartor,

1 response

pokerman1 Posts 10 Registration date Tuesday October 21, 2008 Status Member Last seen May 15, 2009 4
Mar 16, 2009 at 06:55 AM
you mean you need to downgrade your computer from Windows Vista to XP?
if so is the case, you need to go to the BIOS in the Boot menu, select IDE from ACPI.
put the boot option to boot from CD first or disable Boot from hard disk.
then you will be able to downgrade your computer from Vista to XP.
Wrong answer. you need to format the harddrive first, then just install xp my friend. because vista does something to the hardrive and you cant down grade.
Thanks, the first comment works........dat was not wrong...........and how could i also install audio drivers to XP-2 my laptop is not supporting is asking only for Windows 7 OS
i Meant about all audio and other Drivers........for XP-2