Problem installing xp in acer aspire 4930

 armada -
i have acer aspire 4930. i got vista ultimate installed on my laptop and now it is creating many problems for me. So i decided to format it and install xp. But whenever i boot frm the installation xp disc, first it starts saying that it id loading drivers and the moment it starts asking about the partitional info , a blue screen occurs and says that windows has detected a problem and is shut down to prevent damage.
I'm jst able to format my pc through vista bootable disc and install only vista in it.
plzzzzzzzzzzzzzz help!!!!
i need to install xp in it at any cost!!!!

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simply go to BIOS then change sata mode from AHCI to IDE...

Afterwhich, bootup with your win xp installation disc
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Hi, i have bought acer extenesa 4630 with preinstalled Linpus Linux. And while i am trying to do format with XP CD i got same problem of blue screen saying your computer will be damaged so shutdown. Then i searched about it over net and i found this help. And finally changing the setting in BIOS for SATA mode, i have been able to install XP on my laptop. I was then so happy, since my other friends were saying you have to buy Vista and then only i can format. But i have done with XP. Thanks for this help.

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Braham Dev Yadav
Tanki sinwari, Biratnagar, Nepal
"Simply go to BIOS then change sata mode from AHCI to IDE...

Afterwhich, bootup with your win xp installation disc"


I was about to toss a brand new Acer laptop into the garbage...I hate Vista!!!
I have tried installing xp on my acer aspire x3200 many times and its just blue screened, i always thought it was my damaged windows cd, but now i realized i had to switch my SATA drive to IDE, Thank you alot!
Thanks very much , it helps me allot ...... chers
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try this link to get help: 2667 advises moving from vista to xp
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