-Guide I use http://forum.noteboo...nstall xp m1530
-Windows Professional XP x64 came as an .iso file from Microsoft itself a couple of years ago when I downloaded it from my Engineering school along with a valid CD Key
-Used Nlite to package the drivers listed below into a new DVD of Windows XP Professional x64 (DVD because it was over 800Megs)
-I kept the RECOVERY partition from Vista and made a 26GB partition for the OS and 150GB+ for storage
-The setup runs through with no problems (including these steps in their entirety: collecting information, dynamic update, preparing installation, installing windows, finalizing installation)
-After it restarts, it goes into bluescreen for a split second and reboots immediately
-I went into Recovery Mode or something with the Windows XP x64 disc on bootup and saw that there were 2 drives with windows, "C:\Windows" and "D:\WINDOWS" is this normal if I kept that RECOVERY partition of the original Windows Vista Home Premium?
-All settings are pretty much default from Dell and everything else. I don't know where I went wrong.
I would prefer to go to Windows XP Professional x64 since Vista has too many router connectivities issues, but I am open to going back to Vista Home Premium if there is no other choice. Help please. I would be extremely grateful.
I went and ran the Diagnostics after hitting F12
Error Code 0148
Msg: Error Code 2000-0148
Msg: Hard/Optical Drive 0 - incorrect status: 1E Error register: 0068h
Sense information: (06-2880).
Sense data: 70h 00h 06h 00h 00h 00h 00h 0Ah 00h 00h 00h 00h 28h 00h 00h 00h 00h 00h
The given error code and message can be used by Dell Technical Support to help diagnose the problem.
Do you want to continue testing?
I think it might have to do with the SATA driver, according to the guide, I was supposed to select a specific one, but that was for the x32 version. The .exe file for the Serial ATA: Intel Matrix Storage Manager, Driver, Windows XP x64, English, Multi System, v.22.214.171.1242, A05 from Dell only had 2 options which had (Mobile) next to them, one was with RAID one was without. I selected the one without RAID. All of the other options had (Desktop) next to them. Did I make the wrong choice?
Edited by lz22, 20 June 2008 - 04:18 PM.