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Error when installing XP on Vista

\015 I want to install XP on this new Acer Travelmate 5530G.\015\012Downloadet all the XP drivers.\015\012Boot from DVD.\015\012Start the save files for a few minutes, then halt with an error:\015\012- either vira or HDD error.\015\012any idea?\015\012It works fine vith Vista, is bran new.\015

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Which service pack?? sp1 and 2 dont support sata harddrives you have to get sp3 on a disk or slipstream the drivers into the os cd for sata harddrives
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\015\012First of all, get the SATA driver manufactured from your hardware factory\015\012website http://support.acer-euro.com/drivers/notebook/tm_6291.html &\015\012Download nlite from http://www.nliteos.com/download.html\015\012 to create a custom Windows XP installer (note\015\012that you need .NET Framework 2.0 (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0856eacb-4362-4b0d-8edd-aab15c5e04f5&DisplayLang=en)\015\012available from Microsoft download site before running the nLite). Next, from\015\012nLite application, browse to the Windows XP CD installer & let it cached to\015\012a specified path:
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\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012Then, press Drivers & Bootable ISO button to inserting the\015\012SATA drivers & continue to create an ISO image to burn in a CD:
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\015\012\015\012Clicking on Next button, you will be prompted to inserting from\015\012the source disk of SATA drivers software:
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\015\012\015\012Insert the source disk contain SATA driver files:
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\015\012\015\012Finally, confirmed with YES button to continue to burning the\015\012ISO image:
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\015\012\015\012After it finished, let it try to boot from this bootable CD\015\012next to your computer or notebook.

\015\012\015\012That should be all.
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