Error while installing XP on Dell 1440

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Mohit - Dec 11, 2009 at 01:34 AM
 china - Feb 13, 2013 at 04:57 AM
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

4 replies

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 used u r Options, It is working very nice
Thank you
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Work great thank for the Tip
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thanks for support
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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?

thanks
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thank you very much,it has solved my laptop problem

vishal kushwaha,
jhansi up
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closeup22 Posts 8924 Registration date Friday May 15, 2009 Status Member Last seen October 7, 2010 2,108
Dec 11, 2009 at 07:29 AM
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

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

THANK YOU!
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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
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