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Blue screen when loading a generic xp pro sp 2 on my HP G60-230US
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Blue screen and what information is displayed?  That wil give the experts a better idea of how to proceed.

Also note that you might be better trying an XP3 installation rather than an XP2.  Consider slipstreaming SP3 into your CD and trying again.
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Have you recently added memory or changed the video?  If so, revert back, try the reinstall / updrade, then add the hardware changes back.

Hope this helps.

Chris
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I would like to start by saying welcome Seabee1968.  Some of the previous experts answers seem to have addressed your issue somewhat.  Please let us know what BSOD that you are receiving (you may have to hit F8 at the startup to get the option for the "disable automatic restart on system failure").  My guess is that because the computer is so new, the BSOD that you're getting is the AHCI, or the SATA/RAID setting in the BIOS that's screwing you over.  Please set it to "IDE" or "Legacy", something along those lines.

Please update us on how things have went for you.  Thank you in advance.
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or better  - post the memory dump
you can access it from safe mode, or a live cd like :
ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/dist/knoppix/KNOPPIX_V5.0.1CD-2006-06-01-EN.iso           Knoppix      
www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/                               BartPe
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by:Seabee1968
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I have looked in the bios and there are no settings for AHCI, matter of factly there seem to be very few settings that can be changed on this model. I created a bootable xp pro disk with sp 3 but when run on the laptop there isn't any video and I get the same blue screen. This disk works on other computers. Here is the blue screen info STOP:0x0000007b (0xF78D2524, 0x00000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000) Any help is greatly appreciated.
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by:dbrunton
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The error if you Google it identifies either SATA or RAID as the problem.

Solutions involve disabling either or both of these in the BIOS.

Assuming you can't disable either of these in the BIOS try slipstreaming the DriverPacks http://driverpacks.net/ into the disk.  At least the Mass Storage pack.

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I would recommend a floppy disc with either ICH7, ICH8, or ICH9 drivers.  I have realized why you are having so much difficulties with this computer and windows XP...this is just the start of your problems btw.  HP does not have drivers for windows XP at all on their website.  You will have to hunt and peck all over hells half acre for drivers, I'm not saying it's impossible, on the contrary (for a seasoned technician), however, it will be a pain in the neck.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=3860153&
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by:dlancelot
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All in all, I would not recommend that this laptop be run with windows xp if it can be avoided...I would recommend windows 7 pro or higher with windows xp virtual mode option for some softwares (not all mind you as some are not compatible with this virtual xp mode; sort of trial and error with this).
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Thanks to all of you I went with the win7pro os. Tired of messing around, my client wants their laptop back.
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