I tried to install windows xp professional on my acer system. I made my first bootable device as cd rom and the second as HDD. The system boots from the cd and shows that setup is loading the files. And immediately after that a blue screen pops up and says a message. I'm not able to move further. the message states something like this setup could not continue if this is the first time...........chect for viruses on ur computer......run chkdsk-f....and so on....
So please somebody help me out in solving out this issue.How can I install windows.Is it possible. I am waiting for ur reply.....
Thanks a lot in advance.
System Configuration: Windows XP Internet Explorer 7.0
If you are trying to install the Windows XP from scratch on the laptop, please BE SURE that you put the Hard Drive on "Compatibility" mode in BIOS, which was defaulted to "AHCI" (Compatibility is also known as IDE).
Otherwise, you will experience the "blue screen" issue. To change that setting, you need to do the following:
1. Press F2 when booting up the computer
2. Select 'Config', then 'Serial ATA (SATA)'
3. Change controller option to 'Compatibility' / 'IDE'
other thing is, try to check on the bios settings regarding the harddisk coz, I encounter lots of problem when installing windows on new laptops and its getting me the same error and what I did is to change the hard disk settings to ATA and install the OS again.
Man I changed it to ata a was laa. Booting xp up and happy. It took 3 weeks
To find this page and try this simple method. But yes this I'd correct. You have to change the ahci to ata of else you gonna get that same stupid blue screen that drives all of us insane. I almost threw my computer away. Haha thanks guys
I have this case, too. I tried to use the windows xp from QuickPC v.107, it can fix this. But I'm not sure with your acer, because mine is Compaq CQ40. Maybe you can try. Or go to configue on the Bios sytem, some bios can change system to accept some OS.
You can try... thank you