Apr 26, 2009

Install Windows XP on Compaq Presario CQ40-115au




Use XP SP2 only, most of XP drivers were built based on XP-SP2.

If you don't have XP with SP 2,get it first:
Download(optional)

Use Nlite to sliptream ICH9 sata driver.
A good guide to guide sliptream sata driver
here: (but do not use the ahci provided by the webpage download the aahci driver below)


Nlite download:
http://www.nliteos.com


ICH9 sata driver, the driver is located in iaAHCI.inf and is called ICH9M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller
Download

4 comments:

  1. WHILE INSTALLING WIN XP SP2 ON CQ40
    COULD NOT RECOGNISE HARD DRIVE AS SATA COMPAITABLE DRIVER NOT PRESENT IN CD SO WHAT TO DO ?????

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  2. compaq CQ design only for vista so you cannot install windows XP directly. There is a process called slipstream which you will need to create a new Windows XP CD using the original CD. to read more about slipstream visit here http://maxeasyguide.blogspot.com/2008/04/preparations-for-winxp-installation-cd.html. For additional information u need to specify your model, there are large list of comapq CQ, to identifeid you model clcik here: http://laptop-driver.blogspot.com/2009/01/how-to-knowidentified-you-laptop-model.html

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  3. Excellent and informative blog. Thanks for posting this. It’s informative and enlightening. Keep up the good work.

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