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  1. #1
    gsajo@hotmail.com Guest

    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


  2. #2
    DL Guest

    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
    >




  3. #3
    Dave Guest

    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
    >
    >


  4. #4
    Join Date
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    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

  5. #5
    DL Guest

    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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  6. #6
    Join Date
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    2

    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

  7. #7
    DL Guest

    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
    news:neppie.2s2jjk@DoNotSpam.com...
    >
    > 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
    > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > neppie's Profile: http://forums.techarena.in/members/26613.htm
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  8. #8
    badrman Guest

    Re: Installing Windows XP on HP Pavilion dv6000

    download driver HP Pavilion dv6000 from this link

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