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Old 04-06-2007
gsajo@hotmail.com
 
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Installing Windows XP on HP Pavilion dv6000

Greetings,

I have some problems with installing Windows XP Professional on my
brand new HP Pavilion dv6000 computer. Most of the installation runs
without problems, but shortly before it completes I get the following
error message:

"An error occurred loading C:\Program Files\Common Files\System
\directdb.dll. The file may not have been installed or it has been
corrupted."

After clicking on "ok", I get the next error:

"An error occurred loading C:\Program Files\Common Files\System
\wab32.dll. The file may not have been installed or it has been
corrupted."

After clicking on "ok" again I get the last error message:

"C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe is not a valid
Wn32 application."

After clicking on "ok", the installations completes seemingly withouth
further troubles. But the result is a "half-baked" Windows, whith no
network or internet connections, several functions does not work, and
a couple of programs can not be installed. I have tried to remove
Windows and installing it again, tried to repair the existing
installation, tried to install System pack 2, but nothing has helped.

Anybody has an idea what can be wrong?

Thanks,
George


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Old 04-06-2007
DL
 
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Re: Installing Windows XP on HP Pavilion dv6000

Your winxp cd is damaged in someway maybe?
Was this PC supplied with Vista preinstalled? After a successfull winxp
installation you would need to visit HP site to download winxp drivers,
assuming they exist.
Further if supplied with Vista you may find your warranty / support
nullified


<gsajo@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:1180899401.098999.105900@k79g2000hse.googlegroups.com...
> Greetings,
>
> I have some problems with installing Windows XP Professional on my
> brand new HP Pavilion dv6000 computer. Most of the installation runs
> without problems, but shortly before it completes I get the following
> error message:
>
> "An error occurred loading C:\Program Files\Common Files\System
> \directdb.dll. The file may not have been installed or it has been
> corrupted."
>
> After clicking on "ok", I get the next error:
>
> "An error occurred loading C:\Program Files\Common Files\System
> \wab32.dll. The file may not have been installed or it has been
> corrupted."
>
> After clicking on "ok" again I get the last error message:
>
> "C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe is not a valid
> Wn32 application."
>
> After clicking on "ok", the installations completes seemingly withouth
> further troubles. But the result is a "half-baked" Windows, whith no
> network or internet connections, several functions does not work, and
> a couple of programs can not be installed. I have tried to remove
> Windows and installing it again, tried to repair the existing
> installation, tried to install System pack 2, but nothing has helped.
>
> Anybody has an idea what can be wrong?
>
> Thanks,
> George
>



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Old 04-06-2007
Dave
 
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RE: Installing Windows XP on HP Pavilion dv6000

Damaged installation disk?...try other install disk?
If not damaged then possibly hardware issue??....new computer so exercise
warranty...

"gsajo@hotmail.com" wrote:

> Greetings,
>
> I have some problems with installing Windows XP Professional on my
> brand new HP Pavilion dv6000 computer. Most of the installation runs
> without problems, but shortly before it completes I get the following
> error message:
>
> "An error occurred loading C:\Program Files\Common Files\System
> \directdb.dll. The file may not have been installed or it has been
> corrupted."
>
> After clicking on "ok", I get the next error:
>
> "An error occurred loading C:\Program Files\Common Files\System
> \wab32.dll. The file may not have been installed or it has been
> corrupted."
>
> After clicking on "ok" again I get the last error message:
>
> "C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe is not a valid
> Wn32 application."
>
> After clicking on "ok", the installations completes seemingly withouth
> further troubles. But the result is a "half-baked" Windows, whith no
> network or internet connections, several functions does not work, and
> a couple of programs can not be installed. I have tried to remove
> Windows and installing it again, tried to repair the existing
> installation, tried to install System pack 2, but nothing has helped.
>
> Anybody has an idea what can be wrong?
>
> Thanks,
> George
>
>

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Old 12-06-2007
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Posts: 2
Same problem, no solution

As soon as bought my HP dv6000 immediately proceeded to reformat the HD and load XP. I just don't like Vista.

The installation worked, however none of the external ports - including networking - are working. Fortunately I have a reliable (Dell) desktop so can still access the internet. However the HP support site does not appear to have the device drivers required.

I can't believe they would sell a notebook without providing a recovery CD/DVD, so didn't even bother to ask the question. Can only blame myself. Now I have notebook that is perfect for everything except accessing the internet. - Rich
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Old 12-06-2007
DL
 
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Re: Installing Windows XP on HP Pavilion dv6000

You sure your HP doesnt have a hidden recovery section?
Vendors are obliged to supply some means of recovering your installation,
either examine the docs that came with the PC, look at HP online help, or
phone HP (BTW dont tell them you installed WinXP)

"neppie" <neppie.2s203h@DoNotSpam.com> wrote in message
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>
> As soon as bought my HP dv6000 immediately proceeded to reformat the HD
> and load XP. I just don't like Vista.
>
> The installation worked, however none of the external ports - including
> networking - are working. Fortunately I have a reliable (Dell) desktop
> so can still access the internet. However the HP support site does not
> appear to have the device drivers required.
>
> I can't believe they would sell a notebook without providing a recovery
> CD/DVD, so didn't even bother to ask the question. Can only blame
> myself. Now I have notebook that is perfect for everything except
> accessing the internet. - Rich
>
>
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Old 12-06-2007
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Recover partition

The Pavilion did come with a recovery partition (D: drive) on the HD. If I had any sense would have backed it up prior to reformatting the entire drive. My next step is support.

Your suggestion of telling them I never installed XP is a good one, however I'm afraid they're going to want me to ship it to them for repair and willl quickly discover "the real story". - Rich
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Old 13-06-2007
DL
 
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Re: Installing Windows XP on HP Pavilion dv6000

Try www.bootdisk.com for a boot disk that will enable you to either format
or overwite the drive, or similar

"neppie" <neppie.2s2jjk@DoNotSpam.com> wrote in message
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>
> The Pavilion did come with a recovery partition (D: drive) on the HD. If
> I had any sense would have backed it up prior to reformatting the entire
> drive. My next step is support.
>
> Your suggestion of telling them I never installed XP is a good one,
> however I'm afraid they're going to want me to ship it to them for
> repair and willl quickly discover "the real story". - Rich
>
>
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> neppie
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> View this thread: Installing Windows XP on HP Pavilion dv6000
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Old 04-11-2010
badrman
 
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Re: Installing Windows XP on HP Pavilion dv6000

download driver HP Pavilion dv6000 from this link
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