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The solution to installing XP on a Vista machine is to find the SATA driver for your chipset. I googled mine and got it that way. XP doesn't have SATA drivers on the disc and never will. Microsoft doesn't want you to use it anymore. Next, you need to find all the drivers for your hardware. I know HP doesn't support a "downgrade" and only has a few of the XP drivers. Next step is to download a copy of nlite. It's a free program that allows you to slipstream drivers and service packs into your installation. Make a new iso image and burn your new and improved installation cd. Nlite also let's you tweak your installation and make it a fully unattended version if you want to. After you have done all this, put the disc in the drive and reboot. You might get a black screen for a few minutes but don't worry, it's just installing the SATA drivers. You should be good to go now:)

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