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Installing XP onto AHCI only system. BSOD. STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF78D252


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derek99b

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Hi
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?

Any ideas?
I've spen hours looking at websites, Microsoft's page on the subject is no help.

Thanks
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TRY THIS...
in Windows 7, unlock the taskbar and set it to autohide if you're having issues with it showing on top of a full-screen app....
if that doesn't work you may have to resort to using a VM...info here
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derek99b

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Thanks for the input.
Hiding the Taskbar does not work.
The application "unticks" the box. If I try to re-tick it the program crashes.

So back to Plan B, get the hardware to run XP Pro.

Their software update for Win7 is not due until October, and I can#t wait.

Thanks
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If the system blue-screens on an AHCI driver then it usually means its the wrong driver.

The MT1804 is a very recent machine and I'd be very surprised if it's possible to get XP on it. Even if you do, you cannot guarantee that you can get XP drivers for any of the hardware because that is a totally bespoke unit and unique to Advent/PC World.
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Am I barking up the wrong tree?


I am convinced you are.

Even if you do manage to install XP I am still convinced you are barking up the wrong tree.
What is the application you are trying to run, for herein lies the answer I am sure.

Edited by Macboatmaster, 30 March 2011 - 01:49 PM.

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or like I said before...load xp in a Virtual machine and then try running the program
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or like I said before...load xp in a Virtual machine and then try running the program


I totally agree - for what it is worth with Happyrock

My comment barking up the wrong tree from the OP was in respect of installing XP to overcome the problem.
He could of course also try one of many "tweaks" to hide the taskbar, which has of course been the subject of discussion on the 7 forums.

Edited by Macboatmaster, 30 March 2011 - 04:31 PM.

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My comment barking up the wrong tree from the OP was in respect of installing XP to overcome the problem.
He could of course also try one of many "tweaks" to hide the taskbar, which has of course been the subject of discussion on the 7 forums.

and I agree with you
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