Ok, I've been pulling my hair out for a week now. I'm trying to boot Vista off my new laptop because frankly I've had nothing but trouble with it, even after tweaking registry settings. Anyway, my computer is new enough the bios doesn't allow me to turn off sata. So after a lot of research, and frustration, I've used Nlite and made about 6 coasters trying to slipstream the sata drivers into xp. First I discovered there was a compatibility issue with SP3 already being on the cd, so I got an older version of xp with just SP2. Once successfully slipstreamed with a new iso image burned on a fresh coaster, still BSOD 7b.
Aside from rolling back my Bios, any other possibilities I'm missing?
And why the heck can't Microsoft figure out that deployment is not BETA testing, the product should be market ready? Leaving all us poor users to do their dirty work tweaking their latest and not-so-greatest, should be called BETA, software. Ok, the end of my vent.