installing windows xp on Acer travelmate 240

September 20, 2011 at 05:00:32
Specs: Windows Xp, 2.6Ghz/768Mo
Please i need help.
I have a laptop Acer travelmate 240 and i would like to installl Windows Xp on it. I have started and already formated the hard disk. Now that the install will star, the system don't recognize the HD. I have do some search and i found that i must find some drivers for the HD wich is a SATA Hard disk. Can you tell me where can i find it.

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#1
September 20, 2011 at 05:13:29
If Acer supports XP on the product (depends mainly on the age of the machine) then they will have the drivers on their website (Support>Downloads>Drivers typically). If they do not support XP on that particular machine then you are out of luck. If you do get the driver(s) then you will have to slipstream them onto a custom made install disk since the only other way to install them during an XP install would be on a floppy disk when it asks for additional drivers.
The more research you do ahead of time the less problems you will run into.

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October 4, 2011 at 01:43:16
Excuse me for not having respond earlier and thnak you very much for your proposition. I will try again and keep you informed

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#3
October 4, 2011 at 05:12:20
You are welcome. Note also that some system BIOS' have a feature that will allow you to have your SATA drives 'appear' as IDE drives until after XP and your SATA drivers are fully loaded, and then you can switch back your SATA to full speed. Again, make sure you can get drivers before you even bother though.
Note: XP is a system that will not be supported by MS for that much longer, are you sure you really need to be doing this? If you have W7 (and probably Vista also), you can run many programs from XP under compatibility mode and nearly everything else if you install a virtual machine within W7 and install XP within that.

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