problem in d'grade from vista to xp

June 23, 2009 at 09:09:54
Specs: Windows XP
i have dell inspiron1545 & i want to downgrade my
Vista to XP but my XP sp2 installer does my lapi
to a halt position before partitioning point. It shows
the error message about the video adaptor driver.
plz help me what should i do?

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June 23, 2009 at 09:48:54
Your BIOS is set to AHCI due to the Vista install. If it can be changed to IDE you should be able to progress with the install. AHCI is not compatible with XP for hard drive access. If not then check for a download of the SATA controller driver for this model. This is the one that prompts for pressing the F6 during setup to include the floppy with the driver for the controller. This means having an esternal USB floppy to run setup. Check here for info. Another problem is that this model has zero support or drivers from Dell for XP. Check Google for possible driver downloads. I see at least 22 downloads for drivers from various sites are needed and none are available from Dell. Check here for drivers.

Good luck


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