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Install Win XP Pro over Win 7

Hi Guys

I am trying to install windows XP Pro 64bit on a brand new Sony PCG-61511M Laptop with pre installed Win 7 home Edition

It goes through the Windows setup for loading files and drivers upto SET UP IS STARTING WINDOWS and suddenly it shows Blue Screen of death, I have tried changing the hard disk, and used different cd for XP and also tried to slipstream sata drivers on a bootable XP cd.

Also there is no option in BIOS to change the ATA instead of AHCI on the SATA configuration or to compatibility.

its been a day and am struggling to resolve this.

Any help will be rewarded with 500 points ;) and appreciation.

TIA.

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David-HowardCommented:
Did you ensure that the BIOS is set properly for your hard drive? Normally when I see the type of error you state the BIOS is set to AHCI mode vice Compatibility mode for the hard drive. Check that first before you start pulling RAM, etc. :-)
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Jackie ManCommented:
Do you see a 100mb oem hidden system reserve partition during the HDD format stage of xp setup?

You should see stand you need to delete the said hidden partition and the win 7 OS partition. Then, create a new partition and format (no quick format) the partition to ntfs and start the xp setup afterwards.
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ProNoorAuthor Commented:
Thanks, David-Howard - there is a slight confusion, actually i meant to say that in bios there is no option to change the hard drive mode.

@Jackieman - Am trying to install XP Pro on a new hard disk.
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Jackie ManCommented:
How large is the new HDD?
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ProNoorAuthor Commented:
120GB
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Jackie ManCommented:
Have you tried to partition the HDD into 2 partition during the format stage?
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ProNoorAuthor Commented:
It doesn't reach that stage, it loads the files and drivers after booting from cd and shows the blue screen error.

I have tried quick format using SATA to USB though.
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arnoldCommented:
You need to use nlite from nliteos.com to create a bootable windows XP install disk that includes all the drivers for the laptop's hardware.
I.e. adding the Sony VAIO AHCI/SATA/ drivers into the install or if you can add them in using the F6 with a floppy disk.

Presumably the windows 7 home is 64 bit, why not just do the inplace upgrade to windows 7 pro and be done with it?
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ProNoorAuthor Commented:
I already tried creating a bootable win xp install disk by slipstreaming with nlite and also am struggling to find the correct AHCI/SATA drivers for this sony VPCEE3Z0E model for XP Pro.

Yes it is 64 bit, we dont have license for Win 7 Pro.
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arnoldCommented:
windows XP is no longer being supported by Microsoft. Many drivers are not available for XP 64. An in place upgrade to the pro version is likely more cost effective if you count the time and effort you've spent so far and will spend.  Boot the system, go through device manager and see which hardware it has is it using AMD/Intel/Nvidia controllers for the sata interface based on that you can try and get all the drivers for AHCI into the slipstreamed version.

The compatibility ad the XP_mode features of windows 7 will let you run customer applications as though they were running on XP.

Sony does not offer windows XP drivers for the model:
http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-list.pl?mdl=VPCEE47FX&LOC=3#div_pos_97

Based on the link, it is using AMD sata/AHCI drivers.
You can try and see if one of the drivers available here http://wwwd.amd.com/AMD/SReleaseF.nsf/softwarepages/DriversbyOSChipset?OpenDocument can do what you need (AHCI for windows XP 64bit.)
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nobusCommented:
can you reload the Win7 ?  then install dual boot with XP like :
http://www.sevenbits.nl/howto/dual_boot_windows7_XP.html

after this, you can edit the boot files - or remove W7
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ProNoorAuthor Commented:
I would request not to close this question, I have found the solution and would like to update with it.

apologies for not getting back onto this in time.

Thanks
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ProNoorAuthor Commented:
Links from Arnold helped me find the AMD sata/AHCI drivers for XP 64bit.

I used floppy drive to install the sata drivers, as said by Aronold that sony doesnot offer win Xp drivers for the model, am still struggling to find the drivers for it.

Link by arnold helped  a great deal, but would appreciate if anyone could find the drivers for my laptop model.

Cheers
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nobusCommented:
try this to identify the devices :

Start>Programs>Accessories>System Tools>System Information.
Now select  "Components" and highlight "Problem Devices".
All hardware devices with a driver problem will be listed here.
Make a note of the first line of the PNP Device ID line of the entry. It will show a Vendor number and a Device number (VENxxxxDEVxxxx) both four digits long.
Look up those numbers here:   http://www.pcidatabase.com/index.php

This will tell you the manufacturer and the chip number.  
Check the manufacturer's website first or google them - or post them here

If your LAN is running, you can also use windows update, or drivereasy (free) :  www.drivereasy.com
it will list the drivers - you can google them, or let drivereasy do it
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ProNoorAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the info Nobus!

I have uploaded the image with problem devices where you can find the VEN and DEV info.

there are no network drivers to check for updates on my laptop.

cheers screen shot of the problem devices
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ProNoorAuthor Commented:
Nobus Thank you for reminding me about the pcidatabase its been very helpful and something new I have learned today.

I have found almost all the drivers for the devices.

Thank You

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ProNoorAuthor Commented:
I had to use floppy drive to install the sata drives.
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nobusCommented:
you were faster than me - did you find all?  or still some missing?
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