Can't Revert Back To XP after VISTA(junk)
Posted: 09-18-2006, 01:59 AM
before trying to reinstall XP, after set up "copies set up files" and reboots
to actually install XP, the screen goes black and reads..."ERROR READING
DRIVE"....this happened 5 times. I installed a spare drive a the master and
the "vista drive" as a slave, I reformatted it AGAIN and ran seagate's error
check as well as windows error checking, everything reads ok and that the
drive is active and healthy. I then reconfigured the "vista drive" as a
single/master and attempted to install XP again, and the same error STILL
HAPPENS. I don't know what VISTA did to my drive, but it WILL NOT allow XP to
be installed again.
NOTE: although I am not A+ certified YET, I did just pass the cert prep
courses with a 97% average, so although I am not a PRO yet, I do have a good
idea as to what I am doing.
VISTA simply has too many bugs and it's too early for software/hardware
support that WORKS!!!! After the beta 2 release and now RC1, neither of which
are worth a crap, I will not attempt installing VISTA until the official
release has been tried and proven for at least a year!!!!!!!!
So........on that note.....does anyone have any other suggestions........any
clue why a brand new 400 gig Seagate SATA HDD will not accept an XP
installation after installing VISTA?
"Eric D" wrote:
> After installing Vista RC1, I was UNABLE to get online through my Linksys--
> Wireless router (had to go directly through dsl modem), onboard Soundmax
> Audio AND Sounderblaster X-FI will not work with Vista.......................
> VISTA IS VERY DISAPPOINTING SO FAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...........TOO MANY SECURITY
> ISSUES THAT CANNOT BE CHANGED BY USER, the yellow bar won't leave custom
> security settings the way YOU want them, it keeps prompting to fix the
> security changes.
> After installing Vista and VERY UNHAPPY WITH IT.........I tried to reinstall
> XP 5 times and the message............ERROR READING DRIVE ........appears
> after XP installation copies set up files and then restarts.
> I CAN'T REINSTALL WINDOWS AND MY COMPUTER IS DEAD!!!!!!!!!
> Eric D