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04-01-2009 02:19 PM
First off, i have an HP Pavillion Media Center m8000y Desktop PC running Vista. I have no complaints with the machine as it runs Vista decently well. After a long struggle trying to get my copy of adobe premiere elements to work correctly on vista, i have come to the conclusion that it's not going to. I have tested it on a different XP machine and all works just fine. My goal is to install XP to a second hard drive attached to my m8000y desktop. I have the hard drive hooked up as the only current hard drive on the desktop. After XP runs and it loads all the drivers and config settings, i get a blue screen with white lettering (at the bottom of the blue screen it has an error saying "pci - sys"....then a bunch of numbers and letters). I had a feeling it was becasue my machine is a SATA connection and as of now, XP does not recognize native SATA drives. I went into BIOS and changed the SATA controller, to IDE thinking this would do the trick. However, it did not work. I went back into BIOS and tried every variation of disabling the SATA controllers i could. I tried disabling them completely, turning it to AHCI etc. Everytime i make a chnage and try to install XP i get the same error message.
Has anyone out there installed XP on a similar machine? I REALLY need to get XP on this machine and im hoping some one can help me out. If anyone has any info, please respond back. Thanks for your time!
04-14-2009 08:11 PM