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Old 06-10-2009, 03:12 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Default Re: Dell Optiplex 330 - BSOD while loading XP CD.

[QUOTE=Jayce]I just switched the system to ATA mode and it worked. It's evident that Vista had the AHCI driver pre-installed whereas XP didn't, seeing as though these systems came from Dell with Vista on them but we took them to XP Pro. QUOTE]

This worked for me! Thanks. I had two 330's that were doing the exact same thing. Switching to ATA in the BIOS (from AHCI) stopped the blue screen on XP install.
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Old 07-01-2009, 11:47 AM   #12 (permalink)
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thanks for the quick help, we had been deploying dells with no os, but recent bought a batch of laptops (vostro 1520s) with vista preinstalled, what a nightmare. apparently they will charge to make sure that the tech checks to make sure that the pc goes out without an os, WHO KNEW....
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