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\015 HP Pavillion DV5000 laptop. Wont boot XP. Tried reinstalling windows, crashed at format stage. Dead HDD? Tried installing windows on external drive, no problem. Until first Win XP logo then blue screen. Bootable CDrom distribution of Linux (Slax) worked fine so assuming other components are fine. Help appreciated. Thanks.\015

Answers :

Try installing xp with third party raid driver
Download the sata drivers for the laptop and slipstream the sata drivers with the xp installation disc ( making it bootable ) using nlite ( http://www.nliteos.com ) and then try and install - the other option is to disable AHCI in the bios or to make sure that it treats the hard drive in IDE mode and try and install xp.

If that does not help then post back and let me know.

The other option before you install xp is to go into recovery console and see if you can run chkdsk /r and see if that has any issues with the hard drive if it detects the hard drive.

If it does and you see any issues then if it cant fix them then there is something wrong with the hard drive possibly in which case download and burn the iso disc image from the hard drive manufacturers website ( diagnostic utility for the hard drive ) and run that and see if it reports any issues with the the hard drive. If that does not then it is obviously either a setting in the bios or because you have not got the SATA drivers intergrated with the xp disc.

Also if you can post back with a link to a photo of the Blue Screen of Death or post back exactly what it says.
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