Acer Aspire 5532 - Windows XP Drivers

Posted on 2010-01-03
Last Modified: 2013-12-01
Hello Experts,

I have a new Acer Aspire 5532 laptop that has Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit installed. I have older programs that will only work on Windows XP 32-bit. I have a Genuine copy of Windows XP Home Edition 32-bit that I am having no success on reloading.  I am getting a blue screen error 0X0000007B (0xF78D663C, 0XC0000034, 0X00000000, 0X00000000).

I went to the Acer support website and they do not have any supported Windows XP drivers. Although there is no support from Acer, I was hoping someone can help me find the Storage Controller so I can install Windows XP Home Edition anyways. I believe that is what the blue screen error is telling me.

When I go into device manager, the IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers are:

ATA Channel 0
ATA Channel 1
ATA Channel 2
ATA Channel 3
ATA Channel 4
ATA Channel 5
Standard AHCI 1.0 Serial ATA Controller

I am pretty sure it is not one of the "ATA Channel x" so when I go into "Standard AHCI 1.0 Serial ATA Controller" properties it shows that is it using:

Driver Provider: Microsoft
Driver Date: 6/21/2006
Driver Version: 6.1.7600.16385
Digital Siner: Microsoft Windows

When I go into the Driver File Details is shows:


Can anyone help me find Windows XP 32-bit storage drivers so I can reload Windows XP?
Question by:katredrum
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    Accepted Solution

    Go in BIOS and set SATA mode to IDE (not AHCI) ...
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    Author Closing Comment

    Thanks that worked!
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    Expert Comment

    If it's only for a couple of programmes, I recommend you install Windows XP inside a virtual machine, like VirtualBox ( or VMWare.
    This way, your XP will run on virtual hardware for which the emulation software has all the drivers. This will save you a lot of hassle, and ship you around some of the awkward clips of a normal XP installation.

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