Installing windows xp after 7

June - Mar 9, 2011 at 01:23 AM
 vasu - Mar 15, 2011 at 11:56 PM

My dell vostro had a virus, so I tried formatting it. it kept saying hard drive not recognized. so, i bought and installed a new hard disk. it said same error for it, but i could install windows 7. i want to go back to windows xp. how can i replace the 7 with xp. when i try booting from dvd/cd drive with xp, it says hard drive not recognizable. why is it that 7 could be installed but not xp?


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Ambucias Posts 47356 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 11,171
Mar 9, 2011 at 05:01 AM
Heres the step on how you can install xp on pre installed win 7.
On the Setup of your bios.
Choose the ATA instead of AHCI on the SATA configuration..
then now apply the changes. then insert your cd on the cd rom. make sure you have chosen the cd as your first boot device
where could i found the sata configuration on a msi v class 64 bit mother board's bios
enable ata will solve your prtoblem
if the hardisk using NTFS format, windows 7 automaticly recognize. But windows XP need some driver for NTFS format at installations, except FAT32. Maybe it's your problem.