HP DV5000 no ACPI mode? Bluescreen when using Winflash? (XP Installation)
Posted on 2010-01-06
I am trying to install Windows XP Professional with SP3 from scratch on a HP Pavilion DV5000 (AMD Processor). However, about 5 minutes through the booting and initialization phase of the Windows XP Professional installation, the machie turns off. I did some research and found out that by turning off ACPI mode by pressing F7 at the beginning of the XP instatllation, ACPI mode will be disabled in XP. This allows the installation to complete. When I get into Windows XP, I discover several of the devices have resource conflicts (Broadcom wireless and floppy controller, for example). I seems that I really need ACPI mode for this laptop to work.
When pressing F5 during the XP install, I only see Standard PC with C-Step i486 and Other which means that XP install doesn't see the BIOS as ACPI compatible for some reason.
My next step was to update the BIOS to see if that would allow XP to install with ACPI. I downloaded WinFlash from the HP Support site and ran it. After prompting me to verifiy the BIOS version etc, it bluescreens. I tried reinstalling an older of XP that is SP2 integraded and the bluescreen occured then too.
I need some help on what to do next:
1) How do I get Windows XP to see the DV5000 notebook as ACPI compatible? Would a BIOS update fix it?
2) How do I install the latest BIOS? I don't mind using DOS to do this. I cannot find directions though. I information I found mentions Winflash can run in DOS but they they are calling DOS the Command Prompt which are two different things.
Memtest86 says the memory is good (1GB)
BIOS HDD test says the harddrive is good.
Machine fully working before reformat. It was running the HP recovery install of XP with SP3 update. The OS just needed a refresh.
The HP recovery partition(s) are gone due to my from scratch install.