Please provide me the information regarging installing XP on my laptop preshipped with vista, with hard disk 250 GB Hitachi HTS.......................ATA ,processor AMD X2 turion........ Dual core,ATI, & please also provide me link to download the SATA driver
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You must feed the SATA driver to the XP installation program.
Options include.. disabling "Native SATA Support" (or enabling IDE
emulation) in the BIOS which allows you to install and run XP without
the SATA drivers..
Using a USB floppy drive to install the CORRECT SATA drivers during the XP install.
and slipstreaming the CORRECT SATA drivers for your specific laptop..
The correct XP driver information for computer can be gleaned by writing
down the appropriate Vista Device Manager listings BEFORE formatting
Take a look here and here
Try to make a note of the stop error codes displayed and report back. Check all hardware connections and make sure you have installed the correct drivers for xp....
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Your laptop probably has SATA hard disk installed in it. You will need to install from an XP SP2 or later CD for native SATA support. Otherwise you will need to get the SATA drivers for the chipset being used on the laptop and slipstream them onto a new bootable CD or go through the process of adding the drivers manually during the initial phase of the installation.
The reason it is showing "no hard disk" is because you have a SATA hard drive, and there is no SATA support on the WS2003 software, so it doesn't even "see" the drive when trying to install.
What you can do is download SATA drivers for your hard drive to your machine. Once downloaded and/or extracted, restart the installation but choose F6 to load "SCSI or 3rd party drivers", then point to the downloaded drivers.
Your installation will then load the SATA drivers, thereby recognizing the hard drive and you'll be able to successfully install Windows.
I bought a cheap Compaq laptop that came with Vista Home Premium. The speed was horrendous! Anyway, I received the same no hard drive found error. To solve the problem, I went into the system config (BIOS) by pressing F10 on startup, and turned off SATA hard drive support (its supposed to make the hard drive run faster), I rebooted, inserted my Win XP Pro disc and viola, it detected the hard drive. I would say that the laptop runs a good 40% faster than before. Vista is a big no no when it comes to low end laptops built for word processing and internet browsing.