Trying to install XP after Vista

Toshiba satellite / L350d-01h
February 18, 2010 at 14:35:48
Specs: Windows XP Home SP3
This notebook had Vista on it but the owner
wants XP now. I inserted the XP disk on
startup and the setup always stops and brings
me to the BSOD with the error 0x0000007B. I
have checked everything on Microsofts site
and nothing helps. The hardware is
compatible. I was wondering if the boot
manager is set differently on Vista and would
then cause this error. It appears to be either a
boot error or an error involving SCSI hard drive.
If it is the latter how do I find a driver to install
and how do I install it without a floppy drive?

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#1
February 18, 2010 at 14:49:45
I'd try a different known good xp disk or diag a faulty cd or ide or cable. Could be memory or other.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#2
February 18, 2010 at 14:52:09
I did memtest and memory is good. In fact it installs Vista fine. I
just dont know why it won't install XP. I have another copy of Xp
that I can try. I will do that and get back to you.

Thanks for responding so soon.


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#3
February 18, 2010 at 15:03:34
XP doesn't natively support SATA HDDs, so if that's what you have, you will have to either install the SATA drivers at the start of the XP installation via a floppy drive (press F6 when prompted), check the BIOS to see if there's an "IDE mode" & change the setting, or create a new XP disc with the SATA drivers slipstreamed into it.

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#4
February 18, 2010 at 15:21:41
Like my initial post said, I have no floppy drive. And the HDD is
SCSI IDE.

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#5
February 18, 2010 at 15:59:13
"And the HDD is SCSI IDE"

I highly doubt it. It may be reported as such, but it's SATA. All you had to do was check the specs:

http://www.toshiba.ca/web/product.g...

And as I said, if you can't change the BIOS setting to "IDE mode", you will have to create a new XP CD that includes the SATA driver. The drivers may be a bit difficult to track down because Toshiba only has drivers for Vista. That means you will have to identify the SATA controller used on the motherboard, then search for the appropriate drivers.

Resolving "Setup did not find any hard disk drives" during Windows XP Installation


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#6
February 18, 2010 at 17:59:18
I guess I should have asked when in the install does it BSOD.

I actually know of no reason for a BSOD even if there is no driver found. It just says that it can't find a drive.

I guess there is some possibility that your motherboard is not fully supported in XP and you will have to see if you can find drivers for it and slipstream the cd.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#7
February 18, 2010 at 19:44:27
Right before it gets to the setup part it BSOD. I didn't realize that
it was a SATA connection. I am a desktop guy really so when I
saw it looked more like IDE I figured it was that. Since the
notebook doesn't have a floppy drive, how can I install the SATA
drivers? Do I have to make an XP disk with the drivers in it? And
if so how?

Sorry for all the questions.


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#8
February 18, 2010 at 20:10:32
Me again. I feel pretty stupid. I figured out how to fix it, with a
lot of patience and help from you guys. When I was looking in
the bios for HDD settings I had the option for SATA or
COMPATIBILITY mode. I did not bother trying the
compatibility mode til now. :P

Everything is going good now.

Thank-you so much jefro and Jam. :D I feel quite stupid right
now.


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#9
February 19, 2010 at 13:04:48
I learned something. I had never seen a bsod on that before. I have only seen the usual can't find a drive.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#10
February 19, 2010 at 13:07:19
Yeah, that is partly why it was so confusing.

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