Question about PC Laptops
I had Vista on the machine and decided to load XP pro instead.
I made an XP install disk with the SATA drivers on it (using nLite). Ran the install.
Had just 1 partition, so did a full format. Windows installed on the machine and it re-booted.
However as soon as soon as the BIOS tried to start windows the machine just re-booted.
I tried all combinations of install with and without Sata native enabled/disabled.
I can run the recovery console, but couldn't see anything there to help.
Getting fed up - anyone have any idea what to do?
Turn off native sata support in bios b4 xp install
Posted on Apr 26, 2010
My laptop has stopped working ive only had it nealy 3 months and i dont knw wats up with it it keeps checking files all the while and wont load windows
Posted on Sep 07, 2008
you did a no no, but what I would do is re-install your vista, after you run the recovery console, and reinstall the machine back to the origanl factory setup, you really don't want the XP anyway, I did that on my dell Inspron m 8600, and I kept getting the B.S>O>D (blue screen of death) the computer came out with vista, all the drivers and required os is included in the factory included software, XP doesn't offer all the drivers for your specific machine.
Restore the system with the recovery disk and vista and you will be alright, you wouldn't like XP after vista on a machine, as it doesn't operate properly, take it from the one with experiance with his own Dell computer and will NEVER go back to XP!, Vista has issues, but your machine was made for it and best left alone.
Posted on Jun 16, 2008
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