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    Default cant install XP fom bios, laptop crashes to blue screen

    Ok bought a M1710 of ebay it works great, trying to do a fresh install of xp thou a its running quite slow and getting loads of popups etc.

    Any way put the XP CD and boot rom it via the bios. It begins to load all te XP files then suddenly crashes to the famous blue screen , saying something about a hardware problem, and my PC was shut down to prevent any damage.

    Any ideas on what the problem might be ??

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    Default Re: cant install XP fom bios, laptop crashes to blue screen

    hmm try disabling AHCI mode in Bios or have latest AHCI driver in a USB and press F6 during XP Setup
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    Default Re: cant install XP fom bios, laptop crashes to blue screen

    Thanks for help!!! I just dont see a option in my bios for AHCI. any ideas if its called something else and were it is mate?

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    Default Re: cant install XP fom bios, laptop crashes to blue screen

    go into your BIOS, and under the DRIVES>SATA OPERATION> change RAID Autodetect/AHCI to RAID Autodetect/ATA.

    and is that XP or XP with sp2 slipstreamed ?
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    Default Re: cant install XP fom bios, laptop crashes to blue screen

    Hi,

    I'm having the same problem as the guy who started this post.

    I understand we have to change the RAID from SATA>AHCI to SATA>ATA. But when I get into the Setup screen of the M1710, I don't see anything that talks about drives or SATA settings.

    Could someone give us more instructions? Or is there any other way to install Windows XP?
    I read somewhere else about slipstream a Win XP disk with SATA driver, but where would I download this SATA driver? Dell.com doesn't have it.

    Thanks in advance,
    bh5354
    Last edited by bh5354; 20th June 2009 at 04:06 AM. Reason: spelling mistake

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    Default Re: cant install XP fom bios, laptop crashes to blue screen

    For those of you who are attempting to install XP, you can leave it in AHCI mode and follow these instructions:
    http://www.intel.com/support/chipset.../CS-021736.htm

    Be sure to download the floppy configuration utility and run it - if needed, do this on another machine and run the utility and copy the AHCI drivers to a USB Flash drive. Then follow the instructions above and @ the prompt (after hitting F6) insert your USB drive and direct the XP installer to use those files.

    Should have no issues.

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    Default Re: cant install XP fom bios, laptop crashes to blue screen

    Thanks Batboy,

    Still need a bit more help. I tried to follow your instruction, as in copying the AHCI drivers to my USB drive, and tried to run F6.
    After pressing F6, it ask for a diskette in A:, which I don't have. I don't have an external Floppy drive, or 3.5" disks, and I'm certainly not going out to buy one.

    So anyway, I don't know how to force it to look into the USB key I inserted.
    Could you clarify what you mean by 'do this on another machine and run the utility and copy the AHCI drivers to a USB Flash drive. Then follow the instructions above and @ the prompt (after hitting F6) insert your USB drive and direct the XP installer to use those files.'?
    What utility am I suppose to run?

    Thanks again,
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    Last edited by bh5354; 20th June 2009 at 09:25 PM. Reason: Quoting

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    Default Re: cant install XP fom bios, laptop crashes to blue screen

    The easiest way is to enable IDE mode instead of AHCI.

    Otherwise you will have to slipstream the AHCI drivers into the copy of XP.

    I don't think the xp pre-boot environment will recognize a USB floppy.
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    Default Re: cant install XP fom bios, laptop crashes to blue screen

    Hi,

    I really do appreciate everyone's input. But I am no closer to installing the XP to my Dell XPS M1710. The bios does not allow any changes to the hard drive. So suggestions about IDE, or changing AHCI to ATA, I can't do them.

    Unless someone knows exactly where these settings are in the M1710. I certainly can't find them in the Setup Screen (hold F2 while machine boot up). Why does Dell make it so f**kin' hard for?

    Back to the hard option, how do I slipstream the XP disk with the AHCI setting? I don't even know where to download the AHCI driver. I have heard of nlite to create the slipstream disk....

    Thank,
    bh5354

 

 
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