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Problem Upgrading to Windows XP on an Acer Netbook


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Kriegster

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I just recently bought the Acer Aspire One netbook which came preloaded with Windows 7 Starter. Not wanting W7 on a netbook I decided to intall Winxp Professional. One of the first problems I encountered was having to change the SATA setting in the bios to IDE which allowed Windows to detect my harddrive.

Then after the installation had completed I took out my flash drive and reset my computer. I now get the error "Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem." which i tried to fix by restoring using Acer's built in factory settings thinggy which did not work and i still get the same error when i boot. What should i do? I was thinking about deleting all the partitions on my harddrive and just reinstalling xp on a new partition.

I tried trouble shooting the error by following one of microsoft's tutorials on how to fix that issue and it didn't work.

Edited by Kriegster, 08 February 2010 - 11:38 AM.

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have you reset the sata settings back to the way they were before you starting messing with stuff?
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yes. after it began to show the error i changed all my bios settings to default which did not fix the problem.
I never even got to the first time setup thinggy for xp.

Edited by Kriegster, 08 February 2010 - 12:31 PM.

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