I tried doing this by doing a system recovery on my HP pavilion 7945.
First I tried doing the recovery for the desktop but once you select yes to begin no thing happen.
Next I tried it by booting and using the F10 option but it give an error saying the partition was missing, it then tried to create a partition but later give an error saying it could not.
The HP helpdesk recommends I now buy a set of recovery disks and try them.
However I have a copy of windows XP pro on CD and tried installing it .First I tried changing the boot order and booting from the CD. The machine give an error with an option to start in safe mode instead. (sorry should of do more details)
Next I trying installing it from the desktop, it would begin and display the install windows XP pro option but when you select it it would not do it.
So my question is should I buy the recover disks or how to I get the Win XP pro to install??.