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Old 05-04-2008, 12:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys,
Just got myself a Dell Inspiron 1520 bog standard model and I am trying to downgrade to XP as its slow as **** with Vista on. Anyone got any ideas why everytime I am trying to install it is telling me that no hard drive exists?
There is nothing wrong with the hard drive as it works fine on vista.
I assume its a driver thing?

Any help, much appreciated

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Old 05-04-2008, 12:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What version of XP are you using? Try a later release with SP3 integrated.
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Old 05-04-2008, 12:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Brand new with sp3 integrated. Not had a problem on any of my other PC's that I have put it on, just the laptop.
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Old 05-04-2008, 02:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Extract the driver from this download and put it on a flash drive. Press F6 when the XP install disc calls for an additional driver. Hopefully you'll be able to point to the flash drive when XP calls for the driver disk to install the driver.


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Old 05-07-2008, 08:43 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Done and dusted.
Thanks for the help guys!
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