My problem is I can't get Windows up and running on a Pavilion dv6700. I've tried using HP system recovery disks for Vista and encounter error 0x400 100 130000 1002 right after HP recovery tries to format the hard drive. I tried using a brand new hard drive and receive the same results. I tried deleting partitions and formatting both hard drives before recovery with same results. Then I tried installing a clean copy of Windows 7 which gets me further than HP recovery, but Windows 7 installation never completes....just sits at the screen that says finalizing installation. I even left it on overnight with same results. I also tried elimating the DVD player as the culprint; created a bootable flash drive and tried to install Windows 7. Same results; freezes finalizing installation.
Thoughts?? Thanks in advance.