HP XW6600 and XP Pro SP1 / SP2 32BIT
Posted on 2008-06-24
System we are using is a HP XW6600 with SATA HD
The system comes pre-installed with Windows Vista and downgrade to XP.
We have a Win XP Pro SP1 disc with site license which I try to install, but receive a blue screen after the first modules have been loaded and the system is about to let you configure you HD set up etc.
We managed to go past this step by setting "BIOS DMA Data Transfer = DISABLE" and "SATA Emulation = Separate IDE Controller" in the BIOS
All works fine until we get to when the GUI installation part starts. I have tried this with both SP1 and SP2 discs with XP Pro.
Strangely (or maybe not) the 64bit version we have worked without any modifications what so ever.
Does anyone know why this is happening on this machine and what I can do to fix it.