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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Barbara0258, Feb 7, 2013.

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    Barbara0258 Thread Starter

    Feb 7, 2013
    I loaded windows vista into my emachine windows xp .now it doesn't work .so I bought a hiren's bootcd 15.1 to fix it but I don't know how can anyone help I only want to restore my computer to windows xp.simeone please help.


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    You had vista in there and now you want to have xp ?.what you have to do and im not sure how experienced you are with computers but heres what you have to do to get xp installed.you have to go into the bios and see what the settings are.im guessing since it had vista in it its set for AHCI.you will have to change it to ATA,SATA,IDE, or compatability. on some computers theres a legacy setting.you will have to change it to one of those to install xp properly.in most computers to get into the bios you have to hit either F1 or F2. after making the change it will ask you to save and exit which is usually by hitting F10. then you hit F12 to get to the boot order. put the cd in and then hit cd drive. then you will see hit any key to boot from the cd and go from there.since you didnt say much other than it doesnt work im guessing thats why there is a problem. let us know if the problem has been solved or if you need more help.
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