I'd like to install Windows XP on my newish notebook (an Acer Extensa 2511G, Intel Pentium 3805U), but I haven't had much luck. When I get past the text only installation part of the CD, it finishes running through all the driver checks, then blue screens right after with a "BIOS is not ACPI compliant" error. Whether I bypass this or not with F7 it doesn't matter, because it either blue screens with the ACPI error or with a generic blue screen and never gets to the partitioning stage.
I have my Legacy BIOS running, and I've tried installing from the original XP disk, a copy, and with a USB flash drive version, but none have done the trick. I've also tried slipstreaming some SATA drivers into the CDs and flash drive, but every time I ask it to install third party SATA drivers with F6, it says that it can't find anything then asks me to insert a floppy disk.
Any ideas on what I can do? Hope I provided enough info.