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I'm not talking about compatibility mode thats different, XP mode is an actual Virtual Machine that you install and run in 7, if you have professional or ultimate you get it free of charge from MS, see my previous post for download links, this will be your best option trust me!
Agreed, Microsoft knew that this would happen for some software so they made a special tool to get around XP only software
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I'm aware of both. The application he is running will not run within virtual machine nor will it communicate with the server application he logs into.
then its time to research how to slipstream the AHCI drivers into a install cd so you can install XP. You'll need nLite, http://www.nliteos.com/, and the AHCI drivers for your laptop, http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...+RST)&lang=eng ,
And lastly a blank CD as well as your current XP cd.
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Doing a favor for a friend. He bought a new HP G62 laptop. It comes pre-loaded with Win7.

I checked the HP site and they provide XP driver support for this unit. He requires XP as he has several applications that will not run under Windows 7.

Consequently he provided me with his XP OEM full version (Home edition SP3).

The system will boot into the setup but at a certain point (prior to where it provides options for formatting), I get a blue screen and a halt.

Is the pre-formatted drive write protected? I know there is a separate partition which allows a system restore. Could this be interfering?

Any help would be appreciated.
that is because YOUR SATA drive needs a driver(non raid driver)
or put it in IDE compatibility mode that should the trick. please note it will run slower in IDE compatibility mode. I know that HP bios does have that option. As my sister had a HP/compaq C500 and that laptop


or split stream your own CD ALSO pre download the drivers!!! makes it easier later once installed.
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if using the ahci driver doesnt fix it. id get gparted live cd. use a program like imgburn. to burn the iso to a disk. boot from the disk. (press f12 for boot options.) and use gparted to reformat the hard drive.
but Jeremy sounds like hes on the right track about slipstreaming into a winxp install disk. its not hard to do. you can even add in sp3 into the install and remove stuff you dont need from the winxp install.
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that is because YOUR SATA drive needs a driver(non raid driver)
or put it in IDE compatibility mode that should the trick. please note it will run slower in IDE compatibility mode. I know that HP bios does have that option. As my sister had a HP/compaq C500 and that laptop


or split stream your own CD ALSO pre download the drivers!!! makes it easier later once installed.
I am quite familiar with bios settings and AHCI vs. IDE mode. It is definitely not an option within this unit (unless there is a way to unlock additional bios options).
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Just went on online chat with HP. They gave me a link to an app that will remove windows 7 and allow me to run the xp cd on restart. Lets see if it works
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HP gave me an intel application that is supposed to copy the driver for the AHCI support to an external drive. unfortunately, when I run the application, it does not see the USB key I am using. It's looking for a floppy drive to copy the files to.

any idea how I can get the USB key to show up for the program?
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HP gave me an intel application that is supposed to copy the driver for the AHCI support to an external drive. unfortunately, when I run the application, it does not see the USB key I am using. It's looking for a floppy drive to copy the files to.

any idea how I can get the USB key to show up for the program?
You have to use a floppy drive for F6 drivers, windows XP install CD will not see a USB with these on it. Like I've said many times and I'll say again you will need to slipstream these drivers with Nlite and make a new XP install CD, it is very easy to do. You can try using a USB floppy drive but there are only 3 models that XP Install Disc's will use. I hate to keep repeating myself but I've done this myself on my HP netbook and its the only option you have.
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