I need to install XP as the application I need to run needs full screen and Windows 7 will not get rid of the Taskbar.
The system is an Advent Discovery MT1804
The BIOS does not let me switch off AHCI. it is fixed.
Support is abismal, they cannot even provide drivers.
Motherboard label is J14IM2X I don't know who made this.
From the BIOS Screen
AHCI Port 0 [Hard Disk]
AHCI Port 1 [ATAPI CDROM]
I'm trying to load XP Pro from original CD.
I've created a floppy with the Intel ICH9M 2929 drivers on it, latest from Intel, but even then I'm not certain I've got the right ones.
When I load XP Pro, use F6
It chugs away for a while.
It says the driver I want to load is newer than Windows, do I want to proceed?
Well if it has one already why do I need a driver from floppy?
It load iaStor.sys
Asks me if I want to load others, but I have none, so onwards.
It chugs away for a while then
STOP : 0x0000007B (0xF78D2524,0xC0000034,0x00000000,0x00000000)?
Perhaps it is still trying to find IDE disk drives.
Perhaps it need AHCI CD Drivers as well?
Do I need an AHCI driver as well?
Am I barking up the wrong tree?
How do I force the install to use AHCI?
I've spen hours looking at websites, Microsoft's page on the subject is no help.