I have a Acer Aspire 4720z and it has vista installed in it(Sucks!) 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 drimves on the computer so the setup cannot go through. Any one know how I can overcome this thing?
Ive used third part tools to try and format the drive first before trying to install XP but the hard drives are not being shown even on the third party tools.
Help anyone?..:D please.
Do you have a Windows Xp CD with the SATA drivers?
if you don't then that may be causing the problem. All you need to do is get the SATA drivers for your PC and integrate them into the windows xp cd. I think you can do this with a program called N-lite. all you need is windows xp installation cd and the SATA drivers.
try this SATA drivers: http://rapidshare.com/files/224480560/Intel_R__82801_1HEM-HBM_SATA_AHCI.zip
they worked for me.
we should use two type /diffrent type of driver for vista and xp.u can down load from internet serch. if u compuret ram is 4gb it can not supported xp on it . (sp-3 sutiable it .if we not able to instal xp and get blu screen and ram /hdd problem while instaling. ) second methode- take out hdd and instal xp from another computer and after put it on laptop] it can help u.
u do not install direct xp on your system beacause your system have sata hard disk so u use sata xp cd after your problem solve if u dont have sata xp cd u go the setup mode on your system and change the drive for sata to ata or compatible any problem say me on my id (firstname.lastname@example.org)
hello sasika may be u use for xp cd old one and don't use u for sata cd for xp if u use sata cd foy xp windows ur hard drive shown and u install windows xp
and if u don't have sata cd u go for the satup for ur system and change the hard drive made for ata so sata if sata so ata and after u save ur satting and restarts system and install windows