Problem with XP

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neal - Jan 22, 2010 at 05:31 PM
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- Jan 22, 2010 at 09:36 PM
Hello,

I have a Acer Aspire 4720z and it has vista installed in it and now its giving problems, it continuousy restarts and thats it!..so ive decided to install XP on it now. But then i get the message in the XP setup that the setup doesnt detect any drives on the computer so the setup cannot go through. Any one know how i can overcome this thing?

Thank you,
Nilesh

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Jan 22, 2010 at 09:36 PM
You can disable "native mode SATA" in the BIOS - if your computer has this option. Or "slipstream" the SATA drivers into the XP install CD. You will need to Google "nlite" for the software to modify the Windows CD and you will need to find the SATA drivers for your chipset.

A better option is to install Windows 7.

Good Luck
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