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Xp or vista won install on acer spire m3100 after tied to put xp

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I tried to install xp on my acer spire m3100 64x i didnt work i tried to install vista back on it could locate c drive i tried to find the right drives so i can use nlite and install xp but i am having no luck

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Had the same problem. Vista simply sucked. after some investigation it seems that XP install process does not support SATA drives so when installing it, the OS gets the drive size wrong and stuffs up the partitions. tried using the nlite thang to create a install disk with SP3 but that didn't work.

Basically, installed an IDE drive, install XP on that drive and the system works fine using XP Pro SP1&2. XP Home didn't seem to recognise the SATA drive even after installed but it didn't have SP1 or 2. i did need to create the partitions again on the SATA drive using the windows storage management utility.

Also, upgrade the PSU if installing another drive as the standard ACER PSU (250watt) is only enough to run the system as they have it and adding extra power loads is not good.

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Try the XP version again for the second time.

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