I have a Pavilion dv9208nr and erased vista to install xp. I learned afterward that xp will not work on this computer because it is not compatible with the hardware, or maybe I should say the hardware is not compatible with xp. One piece of hardware being the CD/DVD drive; It stopped working almost immediately after installing xp. I have tried to reinstall vista but with no luck. Like a dummy, I erased the D drive that contains the vista restore, but I have the DVD restore disks and while they do spin in the drive, the computer will not boot up from CD/DVD drive. I have tried other DVD's CD's but nothing will work. I have also used the esc. and f10 keys, entered bios and set boot order. I even got a new hard drive and another cd/dvd drive and still no luck. does anyone have another idea?? Also, I did HP, they had me do everything I have already done, no new ideas from there. (surprise surprise)
I would greatly appreciate any ideas. thank you.
January 1, 2009 12:27 AM
January 3, 2009 8:01 PM