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HP Pavilion dv4 notebook PC operating software Windows Vista

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  1. MasterVon

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    All right I really appreciate if you buddy can help me I have a HP Pavilion notebook PC that was stuck it's a start up because the boot manager was missing I didn't have any of the installation disks the current operating system was Vista I was given a Windows XP installation disc when I try to run it I get the error that Windows has shutdown to prevent damage to my computer I've included a picture what do I do from here I can't load the computer because the boot manager is missing is there any other way to get past this also it's worth noting i did try the other system recovery options they were listed in the startup with the exception of network because I don't have a network to connect it to there wasn't any backup or anything in the computer that I was able to fine really appreciate the help guys
    Okay I can't seem to post the picture but but blue screen it says a problem has been detected and windows has has shut to prevent damage to damage to your computer check for viruses remove any newly-installed hard drives or hard drive controllers check your check your hard drive to make sure it is properly configured and terminated run chkdsk / F to check for hard drive corruption and then restart your computer technical technical information*** stop: 0x0000007B. (0xF78DA63C, 0xc0000034. 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 000
    After reading some of the other forums I thought I should add that I checked and made and sure that the boot order listed from CD DVD ROM as first choice I had also previously run the system diagnostics test and didn't get any errors in all the diagnostic logs show to be empty
     
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    The problem is XP doesn't have drivers for Sata AHCI. Go into the Bios and change the Sata mode from AHCI to ATA/Legacy then try the XP install again.
     
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    Let me start by saying did I appreciate you taking the time to answer the question back I know next to nothing about computers, still carry a flip phone the laptop worked last time I saw anybody mess with it the XP disk was given to me by a guy just work for who works at PBS and he's the one that recommended I check out this site and see if I can get an answer to that I'll take a moment to try to look up online and find the system area where I can change the configurations you mentioned but I'm still kind of stumped right now the only setup I'm able to get into here as a startup setup it does have that bi OS setup but it doesn't show anywhere where I can change configurations that it doesn't really list much it's got some password stuff on there enabling language.... boot order doesn't really even have a lot of options that can be changed date time anyway I'm sure I'm missing something obvious but since I can't figure out how to post pictures on here I'm probably not explaining the situation clear enough if you or someone else would be willing to take a moment and walk me through where I need to go to change those configurations I would greatly appreciate it somebody else could break it down well
     
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    You will have to 'slipstream' the Sata drivers into a new XP install CD.
    See here for how to do it :- https://www.terabyteunlimited.com/howto/howto-xp-sata.htm

    If you post the full model name of your HP laptop I can check which Sata drivers you will need, the drivers mentioned at the link are for Intel but you may need AMD drivers depending on your particular laptop model.
     
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    Sorry I didn't get back to u sooner I got call out by my job and don't have the laptop with me but if you don't mine answering another question? Can I just get a Windows Vista installation disk a reinstall visited or even 7
     
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    It will be next to impossible to find a Vista or Windows 7 disk. If you don't have a key/serial number, I'm not even sure that the OS will install.

    Vista support ended in 2017 and 7 will end in less than a year.
     
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    You might find a used laptop running Windows 7 on Ebay, probably won't cost much more than buying a 7 install DVD (if you could find one).
     
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