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Thread: Dual Boot with HP Notebook

  1. #1
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    Jan 2009

    Default Dual Boot with HP Notebook

    Hi I've been reading these forums for the past few days trying to solve my problem and I have not been able to figure it out.

    I have a HP Pavilion dv9548ca with Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit. And I have been having trouble installing XP onto a separate partition. I understand the whole concept of using EasyBCD for dual boots I just can't install another OS to do it with.

    From my understanding I need to disable the SATA option in my Bios, but HP does not include this option so I'm stuck there.

    Any insight into my problem is greatly appreciated.



  2. #2
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    Apr 2006


    Hi Aleyna, welcome to NST.

    You need to add support for your SATA disk to the Windows XP installation CD.

    You can do this by downloading the SATA drivers for Windows XP for your laptop, then using (the free) nLite to add the drivers to the XP installation CD. Then you just have to burn the CD and install.

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  3. #3
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    Jan 2009


    Thanks for the reply it seem so easy now. Only problem is I don't know where to get the SATA drivers.

    I've been looking on the Intel website to try and find a SATA driver for:

    1.66 GHz Intel® Centrino® Duo processor technology featuring Intel® Core ™ 2 Duo processor T5450

    but I'm not sure I'm looking in the right place.

  4. #4
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    Go to HP's support site and find your model. Should have all the drivers there.

  5. #5
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    Jul 2006
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    Check out this website from Intel.

    Intel� Matrix Storage Manager - How to do unattended install of AHCI/RAID driver on Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003*

    That is the SATA Device Controller that is in use on your HP according to the HP Site.

    With that you should be able to get the drivers installed to install XP.
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