instal win xp on pc w/ vista

Bruno B February 2, 2009 at 13:26:51
Specs: Windows XP
i am trying to install windows xp on my computer that originally came with vista. i bought a new harddrive installed it and loaded the xp cd it begins to run the setup but then a blue screen appears that says the following.

Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it is properly configured and terminated. Run CHKDSK/F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer.

from that point i have no idea what to do. any help would be greatly appreciated. and thank you in advance.


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#1
February 2, 2009 at 13:52:00
Not sure XP can check for a virus????

Do you have a good antivirus program?


Anyway, see virtualbox maybe instead. You and install windows xp (or various other OS's) and run them at the same time as Vista.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10


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#2
February 2, 2009 at 13:56:04
the thing is the harddrive that had vista on it is corrupted that is why i bought the new harddrive. is there a way i can run chkdsk f ?

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#3
February 2, 2009 at 15:53:15
Then lets start over.

You can run chkdsk from xp when booted to a command prompt. Also things like barts and ubcd4win help.

Vista DVD can do repairs when booted. You can borrow anyones if your system didn't come with on.

There are also things like ultimatebootcd and factory diags that can be downloaded to run disk diags.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10


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#4
February 2, 2009 at 17:05:40
unplug your vista disk, then do the wxp install again....once completed shutdown
and hook back up your vista disk...boot
the system and go into your bios, select to boot the wxp disk, save settings...boot into wxp and you can run chkdsk on the vista disk...

Good Luck


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