Error while installing XP on Dell 1440

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Hello Frnds,

Few days back I got a new Dell 1440 insprion leptop with Windos 7.
Now I want to install windos XP with dual boot.
i have the bootable CD for XP but while installing it gives me error
saying that check your hard drive or virous system.

Please help me on this , I am very new to this installation process,
one of my frnd told me about SATA option...but I dont know about this.
please any one can give me detailed process steps for installation , it will be great help for me.

thanks in advance for your help.

regards,
Mohit

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1. GO TO BIOS BY PRESSING F2 ON DELL LOGO WHEN U TURN ON THE SYSTEM
2. USE THE RIGHT ARROW KEY TO HIGHLIGTH ADVANCE OPTION.
3. SCROLL DOWN TO SATA MODE / SATA OPERATION
4. CHANGE THE OPTION TO ATA FROM AHCI
5. SAVE THE CHANGES AND U CAN START THE INSTALLATION

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I have a same question here, but I can't resolve my problem with changing sata mode from achi to ata. It still stuck on installing windows xp.
Is there any suggestion for my problem?

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thank you very much,it has solved my laptop problem

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hi there,

for downgrading follow the instructions on link below:

http://ccm.net/faq/2667-moving-from-vista-to-xp

note: you must install xp first then install windows 7

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Came upon this problem on a Vostro 220s and this WORKED LIKE A CHARM!!

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Hi,

Few days back I got a new Dell 1440 insprion leptop with Windos 7.
Now I want to install windos XP with dual boot.
i have the bootable CD for XP but while installing it gives me error
saying that check your hard drive or virous system.

Please help me on this , I am very new to this installation process,
one of my frnd told me about SATA option...but I dont know about this.
please any one can give me detailed process steps for installation , it will be great help for me.

thanks in advance for your help.

regards,
Ajesh