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Ok, I have a weird problem, I have an Acer Aspire X3200-
Phenom X4 9100e 1.8 GHz
3 gig ram
with a 320GB sata hard drive

The hard drive was completely empty, so I tried installing XP professional 64 bit, right before I was able to do any "choices" a blue screen came up saying that my hard drive could be corrupted and that I needed to run chkdsk on it, since I did not have anything on the hard drive I could not run that, so I tried to install ubuntu, and that worked perfectly.

I had my friend try the windows cd in case the cd was wrong-it worked on his computer, so I thought maybe the hard drive was busted. I tried a different hard drive and it did not work again, with the same message.


Why does Ubuntu work and XP does not? I am very frustrated with this, I am a student and I just moved here, so I do not have my main desktop with me...anybody has any idea of known compatibility issues or something???


Many thanks!

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What kind of processor do you have? You have to match up the windows bit set to that of your processor.

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What kind of processor do you have? You have to match up the windows bit set to that of your processor.

not to butt in but !
from first post .
quote= Phenom X4 9100e 1.8 GHz

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not to butt in but !
from first post .
quote= Phenom X4 9100e 1.8 GHz

I was unsure of whether he had a 32 or 64 bit. Goggle returned both :)

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I was unsure of whether he had a 32 or 64 bit. Goggle returned both :)

Um, no??? All Phenoms are 64 bit.

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Yes, it is a 64 bit processor.

I read that it could be a problem with the Sata disk...does this ring a bell?

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I tried changing it to ide, and....nothing

I did the ubuntu memory check and nothing

I downloaded a moded version of XP with sata drivers...nothing

this is the message I have received every time, in different hard drives, in case someone recognizes it:

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Have you tried using the HD manufacturers utility (ie; MaxBlast, SeaTools, etc) to set the disk up to be used by Windows?

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