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"Checked out the stop error and found I needed to change the sata operation from AHCI to AHA in Bios."
The original XP (and 2000) CDs have no built in SATA drive controller drivers.
You have to either do similar to what you did, or provide the SATA drive controller drivers while files load from the CD, one way or another.
Installing XP and SATA drive controllers, SATA drives; the SATA drive controller bios settings.
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XP doesn't have the drivers built in for most things that first came out after XP was first released, circa 2001, and it doesn't have some of the drivers built in for things made before that.
Whenever you load Windows from a regular Windows CD (or DVD) from scratch, after Setup is finished you must load the drivers for the mboard, particularly the main chipset drivers, in order for Windows to have the proper drivers for and information about your mboard hardware, including it's AGP or PCI-E, ACPI, USB 2.0 if it has it, and hard drive controller support. If you have a generic system and have the CD that came with the mboard, all the necessary drivers are on it. If you load drivers from the web, brand name system builders and mboard makers often DO NOT have the main chipset drivers listed in the downloads for your model - in that case you must go to the maker of the main chipset's web site, get the drivers, and load them.
If you get main chipset drivers from the maker of the main chipset's web site, you must choose the drivers for the mobile version of the chipset for laptops or netbooks, which have more support for recognizing and installing built in support XP has for devices that only mboards for laptops and netbooks have.
XP must have SP1 or later (Windows) updates installed in it in order for it to have the built in support for using SATA drive controllers, and USB 2.0 controllers and USB 2.0 devices.
The built in support Windows has for USB 2.0 controllers and USB 2.0 devices is NOT installed in Windows until AFTER the main chipset drivers have been installed for the mboard. .
All versions of XP come with IE 6 (Microsoft's Internet Explorer 6), but many web sites no longer support using IE 6.
Install IE 8.
Even if you don't use IE for your internet browser, some files that are installed for it are not specifically for the IE browser that other internet browers benefit from
Download Internet Explorer 8
Microsoft is only supplying NEW Windows updates for XP if it has SP3 (Windows) updates installed in it.
RIGHT click on My Computer, choose Properties.
On the right side of the window that pops up, on the default page....
-- if no Service Pack is mentioned, you must install SP1a (Windows) updates, then SP3 (Windows) updates.
- if it shows Service Pack 1, or Service Pack 2, you must install SP3 (Windows) updates.
Windows XP Service Pack 1a Express Install (32-Bit) for End Users
(All versions of XP except Pro 64 bit are 32 bit.)
Windows XP Service Pack 3 Network Installation Package for IT Professionals and Developers
DO NOT CLICK DOWNLOAD IF YOU ARE UPDATING JUST ONE COMPUTER
...unless you have a dial-up internet connection, in which case, go here
and let Microsoft Update find the smaller SP3 updates download for you
Note that Microsoft Update won't find the SP3 updates until you have installed some other updates.
If you have not gone to the Microsoft Update (or Windows Update) web page before, you will be required to install an ActiveX program and some other files, and you may need to Restart the computer and go back to the page. in order for it to be able to find updates.
Do an Express search.
You may need to do an Express Search several times and download and install other updates before the SP3 updates will show up.
The Express Search finds the same updates Automatic Update finds, but it also finds the Service Packs that Automatic Update cannot install automatically (e.g. SP1, SP1a, SP2, or SP3 (Windows) updates).
Automatic Update downloads updates automatically but it does not install them (other than the SP1, SP1a, SP2, or SP3 (Windows) updates) until you Shut Down Windows and select Turn Off.
Updates found by Microsoft Update (or Windows Update) are both downloaded and installed after you have selected them.
The Custom search finds what the Express search finds plus optional updates you can select to install.
However DO NOT install, in those optional updates.....
- Windows Search, or Windows Desktop Search - it causes slowdown problems in XP.
- video adapter driver updates, network adapter driver updates, sound adapter driver updates, or dial-up modem driver updates .
If you want newer drivers for those, there are better sources, and there are things you need to be informed of before installing drivers for those
- it's okay to install monitor drivers.