installing xp over pre-installed vista 2
Hi! ive read the earlier posts about having dual os (xp&vista)
im having a similar problem and i just want to explain the details so, hopefully, you could guide me on how to fix the problem..so here's what happened
i just bought a new pc w/a pre-installed vista (eval copy only)..since i didn't want to purchase vista anyway, i decided to just reinstall the xp from my old pc which i am replacing... i was able to install xp but when the computer rebooted, it said that there was error loading OS... so i booted from cd again and reinstalled xp...again,i was able to run setup successfully but the same problem, error loading OS... i tried it one more time but i could no longer run setup...it would only take me until the "setup is inspecting your hardware..." and then the screen will turn blank... the cd is ok, i tried it on the old pc and it works fine...
here's a list of what i've done so far:
1. reformatted the hard drive by putting it as an external hard drive w/c connects thru USB... already tried quick and normal format but it still does not work...
2. tried inspecting the hard drive w/ norton's disk doctor and it was able to detect errors on the d drive(the disk has 2 partition by the way)
im still getting the same errors... please help...
p.s. i've already downloaded the drivers but how can i use them if i dont have os?would i just put those in the drivers folder in the nstallation cd?