Problem installing xp in acer aspire 4930

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sid - May 21, 2009 at 04:09 AM
 armada - Aug 16, 2011 at 07:36 PM
Hello,
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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bt plz tell how to go to BIOS?
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I have an aspire 4736.... had the same problem as described above.. your suggestion on changing the SATA mode to IDE... worked... i was able to install the winxp pro os. thank you so much.....
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FedeArgentina
Aug 15, 2009 at 03:42 PM
Thank U very much!!!! Im from Argentina and you herlp mre so much!!! Thank U again!!
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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.

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

Afterwhich, bootup with your win xp installation disc"



OUTSTANDING!!!! THANK YOU!!!!

I was about to toss a brand new Acer laptop into the garbage...I hate Vista!!!
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May 21, 2009 at 06:29 AM
hi,
try this link to get help:
http://ccm.net/faq/sujet 2667 advises moving from vista to xp
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I tried on Aspire 4720Z to overwrite VISTA Ultima with XP. Changing the SATA Mode in BIOS From AHCI to IDE.. has helped to do it. Thanks a ton.
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I was thinking to give my laptop to service centre bt u people have saved my money and time thanks a ton to u all
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Thanks a lot. Sweating for hours to get rid of the Linpus with error messages while trying to install XP until I saw your message. Now formatting is going on ok!
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Thank you so much it's helpful
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