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Windows 7: Installing Windows XP Pro for the 2nd time and failed

12 Mar 2010   #11

Windows 7 x64

I have two computers with SATA drives and have installed Win XP on both without problems. But of course, I use IDE for the driver for the SATA controllers.

The only time I got a blue screen installing XP was when I was trying to use AHCI for the driver. XP does not know or understand AHCI.

There may be exceptions if you have specific controllers, like Nvidia, but if you are trying to install XP with the controller set to use AHCI, you will either have to slipstream those drivers in your XP install disc, as Gregrocker suggests, or use an external USB floppy drive to install those drivers using the F6 option.

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13 Mar 2010   #12

windows 7

Ok im going to need some help to compile a new iso with the sata drivers imported within them.

First i have already got the iso on my laptop

Second where can i find these sata drivers. My laptop is an acer 5536 and theres slightly more information about it in my system specs.

I have no idea where to get these from so any help would be highly appriciated.

Regards Paul
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Mar 2010   #13

windows 7

Ok great news i changed the boot option to "IDE" and it successfully installed windows xp pro,

Thanks for the help everyone i highley appriciate it,

Ill leave some feedback when i get around to it,

Regards Paul
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