I'm trying to format my computer and go from vista to xp, but when I run off the xp cd it says that it can't detect my hard drive and cannot continue with the installation. What's wrong with my computer? How can I resolve this problem?
I wonder...Did you buy an oem version of vista? Newer vista - made computers have hardware components that can only interact with vista itself. For 'normal' drivers like video or sound card drivers, these can be modified and hard loaded. But I don't know if it is possible to do this with your hard drive.
Maybe someone with more technical expertise can help :p.
you have to go into the bios and look for a setting like 'configure sata as' or something in that line and set it to 'IDE' before you restart and go into the xp setup,its probably set to 'AHCI' now...XP doesn't support AHCI natively so thats why its giving you such a headache lol
And xp sp3 doesnt bring anything new. It has no new functionality. Its just handy as its a rollup of all the patches since sp2, which is very handy as it makes it easy to make an up - to date cd using nlite.
yea was hoping you'd do that cuz i wasn't able to delete one of em for some weird reason lol...
yup thats wut i'm hoping to do :D,most important are the raid drivers,i'm looking at sp3 as an added bonus :)