Issue with Clean install of xp pro over vista on new computer

Posted: 02-18-2009, 09:24 PM
Hi, I just bought a new desktop cpu that came loaded with Vista Home. I tried
loading XP Professional (clean install) as soon as I plugged the new cpu in.
However, it won't install. It sets up a partition, and loads some files,
then it simply reboots, and has you repeat the setup all over. Meanwhile, it
appears that it did indeed remove Vista. Someone in our IT dept says I must
buy a new hard drive because this one was set up for 64 bit? I'm not savvy
enough to understand that, but it doesn't seem right to get rid of a brand
new hard drive ... help!?!?

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Issue with Clean install of xp pro over vista on new computer


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DL
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Re: Issue with Clean install of xp pro over vista on new computer
Posted: 02-18-2009, 11:57 PM
Use your recovery cd to restore the PC back to factory spec.
Then check that winxp drivers are available for your system, before you try
again

"jusfishn" <mda@indy.net.(donotspam)> wrote in message
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> Hi, I just bought a new desktop cpu that came loaded with Vista Home. I
> tried
> loading XP Professional (clean install) as soon as I plugged the new cpu
> in.
> However, it won't install. It sets up a partition, and loads some files,
> then it simply reboots, and has you repeat the setup all over. Meanwhile,
> it
> appears that it did indeed remove Vista. Someone in our IT dept says I
> must
> buy a new hard drive because this one was set up for 64 bit? I'm not savvy
> enough to understand that, but it doesn't seem right to get rid of a brand
> new hard drive ... help!?!?
>
> --
> jusfishn

Shenan Stanley
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Re: Issue with Clean install of xp pro over vista on new computer
Posted: 02-19-2009, 05:13 AM
jusfishn wrote:
> Hi, I just bought a new desktop cpu that came loaded with Vista
> Home. I tried loading XP Professional (clean install) as soon as I
> plugged the new cpu in. However, it won't install. It sets up a
> partition, and loads some files, then it simply reboots, and has
> you repeat the setup all over. Meanwhile, it appears that it did
> indeed remove Vista. Someone in our IT dept says I must buy a new
> hard drive because this one was set up for 64 bit? I'm not savvy
> enough to understand that, but it doesn't seem right to get rid of
> a brand new hard drive ... help!?!?
If you can, have your IT department investigate whomever told you that,
their credentials and background. They have no idea what they are speaking
of.

Stop pressing any key to boot from CD.

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Anteaus
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RE: Issue with Clean install of xp pro over vista on new computer
Posted: 02-19-2009, 04:01 PM

I generally find it's preferable to clean the disk completely when replacing
Vista. That is, use FDISK, Ranish (or gparted under a bootable linux) to
remove all partitions. If you don't do this you are heading for grief.

Other point, go into the BIOS and make sure that the SATA hardware is set
to use IDE (legacy) mode, not AHCI mode.

"jusfishn" wrote:
> Hi, I just bought a new desktop cpu that came loaded with Vista Home. I tried
> loading XP Professional (clean install) as soon as I plugged the new cpu in.
> However, it won't install. It sets up a partition, and loads some files,
> then it simply reboots, and has you repeat the setup all over. Meanwhile, it
> appears that it did indeed remove Vista. Someone in our IT dept says I must
> buy a new hard drive because this one was set up for 64 bit? I'm not savvy
> enough to understand that, but it doesn't seem right to get rid of a brand
> new hard drive ... help!?!?
>
> --
> jusfishn
JN
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Re: Issue with Clean install of xp pro over vista on new computer
Posted: 02-20-2009, 12:52 AM
Agreed. The person who told you to get a new drive should not even be
selling floppy disks let alone give out advice like that.

You most likely don't have the right SATA drivers for your computer's hard
disk controller....or you have a nVidia based SATA controller and you DO
have the drivers that nVidia SAYS you should have, but nVidia screwed up
this pack of drivers like they did so many other times and now you have a
big mess on your hands.

Take a look at this article. It is a little advanced, but it might help.

http://74.125.47.132/search?q=cache:...lnk&cd=1&gl=us




"Shenan Stanley" <newshelper@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> jusfishn wrote:
>> Hi, I just bought a new desktop cpu that came loaded with Vista
>> Home. I tried loading XP Professional (clean install) as soon as I
>> plugged the new cpu in. However, it won't install. It sets up a
>> partition, and loads some files, then it simply reboots, and has
>> you repeat the setup all over. Meanwhile, it appears that it did
>> indeed remove Vista. Someone in our IT dept says I must buy a new
>> hard drive because this one was set up for 64 bit? I'm not savvy
>> enough to understand that, but it doesn't seem right to get rid of
>> a brand new hard drive ... help!?!?
>
> If you can, have your IT department investigate whomever told you that,
> their credentials and background. They have no idea what they are
> speaking of.
>
> Stop pressing any key to boot from CD.
>
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> Shenan Stanley
> MS-MVP
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> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
>
>


 
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