My XP CD does not support my SATA controller which STANDARD AHCI 1.0 SERIAL ATA CONTROLLER. MY BIOS ALSO ONLY HAS OPTION FOR IDE NOT ATA. MY SATA controller shows driver files (4 files) atapi.sys,ataport.sys,msahci.sys,pciidex.sys. - what's the best way to find alternate SATA drivers for XP?
I found the system is using amdsata driver for the Gateway laptop. Should I download the amd_sata.sys version 1.2.001.321 for XP? I was able to copy the Windows 7 driver version using AMD Vision Engine Control Center. Gateway does not have any drivers for the sata controllers listed on their web site. The system is using a Gateway motherboard with AMD processor. Gateway SJV70-SB motherboard
I found a good XP install CD that let's me install XP but I then cannot boot into XP even after using EasyBCD's settings.
1. I updated MBR to show Win 7 and XP
2. restarted system but do not see options for Windows 7/XP boot
3. System just restarts into Win 7
4. EasyBCD does allow me to set the settings for XP using Windows 7
I also found drivers for the system which should work for XP if I can get system set up and XP installed.
Any suggested on what could be the issue?
HD does have the correct partition for XP at this point and I allocated 146GB for XP
Does the XP install complete and start up? If so there are two methods to try:
Start Windows 7 again by marked System Reserved (if you have it) or Windows 7 partition Active, then running Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times. Now install EasyBCD to add XP by name, type and drive letter shown in Computer.
XP does not complete the install after the system restarts only goes into a loop. I also looked the reference you mentioned to the system repair and noticed the following:
1. my hard drive shows the system reserved as active primary partition
2. C: drive shows primary ( not active ) - Windows 7 Pro
3. E: drive shows logical drive ( not active ) - XP
4. OS Windows 7 Pro (64bit) XP Pro (32bit) platform
Does my XP E: partition need to be reset to show primary instead of logical?
What am I missing with this set up? I can send you screenshots if necessary
System Manufacturer/Model Number Home Built, Dell Inspiron 1520 Laptop OS Win 7 Ultimate (64-bit), Win 7 Pro (32-bit) CPU 3.4Ghz 3770K i7, 2.4Ghz Core 2 Duo Motherboard Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H, Dell Memory 8G, 3G Graphics Card ATI Radeon HD 5770, Mobile Intel 965 Sound Card High Definition Audio (Built-in to mobo) Monitor(s) Displays Dell 2409W 24" Screen Resolution 1920x1080
Keyboard IBM Model M - used continuously since 1986 Mouse Microsoft PSU Antec Case Antec 100 Cooling CM 212+ Hard Drives 128G SSD OS; 1.5T & 2T Data on Desktop, 320G for laptop Internet Speed 1.5M down 1.2M up :-( Other Info Also have an Acer Aspire netbook, a home-built AMD Dual core (Minecraft server) and home-built Pent 4 all running Win 7. Also have various machines running XP, Win Server 2K, Win Server 2003, Linux and DOS. I think I have a problem...
XP Mode works fine on this system. I was just hoping the dual boot would not be a major challenge since others have set it up on new systems. Here's where I am now with the dual boot. I cannot seem to complete the XP install when the system restarts, I now see dual boot option but cannot finish XP set up.
1. dual boot option shows XP and Windows 7
2. enter XP and see logo
3. system restarts and goes into same loop
4. Windows 7 boots fine if I use the option
Also tried XP repair but this is not option since XP did not complete install completely