I have an ACER 7535g in which the HDD recently failed.
I swapped it out for a Toshiba MK1246GSX, and clean installed Win 7 on it.
Since then ive been getting horrendous CPU spikes (really ever since I upgraded to win 7) and want to check if its Audiodg.exe, which seems the only extra process to suddenly spike during the freezes.
So I am trying to install a dual boot of XP pro as this service/process whatever was brought in on Vista.
Ive added Intel Sata drivers
to an XP image using nlite, and created a partition. When I try and boot from the CD it goes through the process of loading everything from the CD then bluescreens just after showing Windows is starting.
I never get to the screen where I can see if it recognises the HDD.
I chaned the SATA BIOS setting to IDE and tried again and the same thing happened, except this time the laptop just turns itself off at the Windows is starting point.
To check everything was ok, I successfully installed a copy of win 7 32 on the partition with no problems.
Could it be the wrong SATA drivers?