Installing Windows XP
Posted on 2013-01-24
I have a Compaq Presario CQ56 laptop that came with Windows 7. I want to set this up for my elderly mother who is used to using XP. I purchased a new hard drive for this system but when I try to load Windows XP it loads to the point where it says "Starting Windows" and the I get the blue screen telling me to run checkdisk etc. I get the same message when I try to load it on the original hard drive. On other systems I was able to change the Hard Drive setting in the BIOS to accomplish this but I cannot find any setting to change. Please advise on how I can get Windows XP loaded on this system. Thank you!