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Laptop help #708981
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I have a Compaq Presario CQ61-402SA, I have just completed a full clean install of Windows7, after the last install, the laptop went really really slow.

But its no different now, it takes for ever to do anything, if am typing a word document, it takes about 10 mins to type 10 words.

I have had it now with windows7.

I tried to install windows xp, but just get blue screen of death, about 2mins in to install.

I have since found out that windows xp can not be installed on this laptop.

Any one know a decent reliable pc shop, that can get xp on this for me.

I have my own xp disc with product key.


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Re: Laptop help [Re: Willo_] #708988
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Mark this forums master sorted both my friends and my laptop out very efficently and for a very good price. highly recommend

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Sorry here are the specs

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Re: Laptop help [Re: rossie] #708993
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Originally Posted by rossie
Mark this forums master sorted both my friends and my laptop out very efficently and for a very good price. highly recommend
I think this laptop is ready for the bin, I've only had it 2 yrs, its never been out of house, and its never been from under tv, as its connected to tv via hdmi cable.

Its amazing how fast they go down hill, I personally think the best place for it is in the bin.


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Re: Laptop help [Re: Willo_] #708994
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If its running that slow, and crashes just trying to instal XP that sounds more like a hardware fault than anything else.

Send me a pm and I'll give you the details of my place and we'll have a look at it for you.

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Definitely DO NOT bin it, if it's been where you say it has it could be something as simple as getting too hot and needing the heat sink re pasting, or you could have a stick of memory that's throwing up errors.


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It wont install xp, due to me only having service pack 2 on my xp install disc, and service pack 2 does not have the sata drivers, i have been informed. And in bios its listed as windows 7 pre installed.

Am on verge of binning it, and buying a desktop.



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don't bin it that would be a waste.if you want to bring it here am sure my hubby will be able to do something with it for ya.he is a pc wizz.builds pc's and knows alot about them.

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That reminds me took my laptop to Bigabytes on Monday, said it would be ready on Tuesday, something else found wrong with screen will give em a bell today could do with it for the weekend.

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You have to completely uninstall windows 7 before going back down to windows XP. Otherwise you will get the blue screen.
Hope this helps. Make a backup and start up disc and then uninstall win 7 then try installing XP.

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Originally Posted by elliott39
You have to completely uninstall windows 7 before going back down to windows XP. Otherwise you will get the blue screen.
Hope this helps. Make a backup and start up disc and then uninstall win 7 then try installing XP.
I put laptop hdd in caddy, formated hdd, put in laptop, and tried to install xp, did not work.


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Re: Laptop help [Re: Willo_] #709057
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send a chap off here a pm called "the dr" very helpful guy ,and think im right in saying he works/runs a computer shop iirc !!

am sure he will sort it for you mate




wow didnt see all the replys hahahha ,please ignore as the dr is on the case already i see lmao

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Re: Laptop help [Re: Willo_] #709061
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Just had a laptop sorted at the Dr's myself - very good

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Am takeing it to a computer shop in Moreton Cross, called computer64.
Thank you for all replies.


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Originally Posted by BurgerChips
Am takeing it to a computer shop in Moreton Cross, called computer64.
Thank you for all replies.



Thanks for all the recommendations, just to say that the shop named above is NOT mine and I am not associated with it in any way.

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