Good evening experts,
This is going to be a long post (very verbose) , so bear with me. I am working on an HP Pavilion DV8000 for one of my co-workers here at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County. It's a very old model (about 7 years old). I know that it will take Windows 7 32 bit only, but I am running into several problems with the install. Right now, I have reverted back to its original operating system of Windows XP Service Pack 3.
Now to my problem.
I am installing Windows 7 from a USB Device that works on any other machine I install it on. I have used this and several other USB sticks to install Windows 7. Its simply faster than a CDROM install, but that's irrelevant.
Whats relevant is when I put the USB Stick in any one of the four USB ports here is what happens:
I looked up the stop error and the associated media is write protected and found that I had to make a registry change that would that the write protect off. Heres what I recieved on the next reboot:
I changed the registry setting back and got several other errors:
Fortunately , I was able to get the system back to its original state of Windows XP SP3
Now the 500 point question becomes, what did I do wrong and how do I get Windows 7 on this machine for my friend. I even tried to install windows from inside the Windows XP SP3 OS,but still no success. I was able to get a dual boot out of it to get the machine back to is original disposition. I really look forward to each of your responses.