installation of window xp sp2 to vista laptop

August 12, 2011 at 03:40:44
Specs: Windows XP
I'm installing windows xp in my laptop (dell inspiron) with windows vista os. I boot the laptop to my xp cd through cdrom and then when preaparing to install the windows setup the error is showing exactly like this.

A PROBLEM HAS BEEN DETECTED AND WINDOWS HAS BEEN SHUT DOWN TO PREVENT DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER.

IF THIS IS THE FIRST TIME YOU'VE SEEN THIS ERROR SCREEN,RESTART YOUR COMPUTER. iF THIS STEP APPEARS AGAIN FOLLOW THIS STEP.

CHECK FOR VIRUSES ON YOUR COMPUTER. REMOVE ANY NEWLY INSTALLED HARD DRIVES OR HRDRIVE CONTROLLER. CHECK YOUR HARDDRIVE TO MAKE SURE IT IS PROPERLY CONFIGURED AND TERMINATED. RUN CHKDSK / F TO CHECK FOR HARDRIVE CORRUPTION, AND THEN RESTART YOUR COMPUTER

TECHNICAL INFORMATION ******STOP: 0X0000007B (0XF7C22524,0XC0000034,0X00000000,0X00000000)


PLEASE HELP


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#1
August 12, 2011 at 10:20:58
What is the model of the laptop (Inspiron xxxx). It's possible that the laptop is too new to install WinXP to, you'd be better off installing Win7.

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#2
August 12, 2011 at 13:13:39
This sounds like your laptop use a SATA hard drive, which is not natively supported by XP. This problem can probably overcome but there will be others, such as the availability of XP drivers. Installing an old OS on new hardware is often problematic. And that goes double for laptops.

If you really must run XP a better option would be to install it under a virtual machine such as VirtualPC or VirtualBox.


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#3
August 12, 2011 at 14:48:49
simple fix.
you will need to go into the BIOS, got to onboard devices, go down to SATA Operation.
change from ATA to AHCI, save changes and exit, reboot and you should no longer get a blue screen

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#4
August 13, 2011 at 11:20:45
@PhillyM

Depends if the OP has a laptop BIOS with those options. I've seen some of the new laptops have very crummy "1-page" BIOSes now that don't even let you select hard drive mode.

Just don't want to send the OP on a wild goose chase that may not exist.

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2 x 1GB DDR PC3200 SDRAM
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