So i've been reading forum posts all over on the issue of getting rid of Vista on my Sony Vaio VGN NS laptop, and now think im doomed to keep vista forever. Maybe I sinned in a past life and Vista is my punishment.
I have a Sony Vaio VGN NS laptop with Vista pre-installed. If I run my XP disk at boot up I get the blue screen of death, where it says It must shut down to prevent hardware problems. This is due to the SATA drivers missing on XP. I've tried a slipstreamed XP version with the SATA drivers installed but it still does not work.
Other post put me on to changing a setting about SATA in the bios, but guess what? My Stupid sony laptop has no options in the bios, I cant believe it, you can change the clock, date, boot passwords and that's it. I've never seen a bios with so little commands in my life.
So Sony obviously did this on purpose, without being able to change the bios I cant get XP on the machine.