HP Mini 110 1150SA XP Problem

December 31, 2010 at 10:42:38
Specs: Windows 7, Atom

I am at my wit's end, why do manufacturers make it so hard? I have an HP Mini 110 with Windows 7 Starter pre-installed and all I want to do is boot from disk, partition my hard drive and load XP. I have tried many variations, purchased a USB Floppy and DVD drive. The boot system gets to the point of 'to load windows XP press enter' then a message comes up saying no mass storage device found, been on lots of forums which tell me I have to press F6 and load the SATA driver, followed all the instructions and tried 'many' different F6 SATA / Raid drivers, none have worked , sometimes I even get the blue screen of death telling me windows has shut down etc etc.

Can some one tell me what to do, I am quiet computer savy but this is ridiculous..............PLEASE HELP

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January 1, 2011 at 09:22:07

It is generally not a good idea to install an older operating system on a modern system. You probably can not get drivers for your hardware for XP. You would probably be better getting Windows 7 Pro and using a virtual XP machine (MS download option) if you have programs you need to run that will not run under normal XP compatibility mode.
For more advice, state your reasons for wanting XP (if anyone has tried it, but I doubt that HP supports XP on your hardware)

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