WinXP Pro on Intel Core Duo processor


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Tom

I recently purchased a Dell Inspiron 1440 T6600 500GB-HD/4GB RAM to install
WinXP Pro on it. It came with WinVista Home Premium.
1) Can I install WinXP on the machine? I keep getting a 'blue screen' that
states to check the HD with Chkdsk c: /f which turns out fine. Dell
indicated that I could downgrade the machine but they won't support the OS.
Which is ok. I just need to replace WinVista with WinXP Pro.
My error message general content is:
"A problem has been detected and Windows has been shutdown to prevent damage
to your computer....Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly
installed harddrives...Check your HD to make sure it is properly configured
and terminated. Run Chkdsk c: /f to check for HD corruption (I did and found
none). Technical information: ...
STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF78D663C, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
2) What should I do?
My idea was to go from WinXP to System 7 without a stop to WinVista.
3) I can upgrade to WinVista Business or Ultimate from the Home Edition but
I'd prefer staying with WinXP until System 7 comes out.
TIA
 
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1PW

Tom said:
I recently purchased a Dell Inspiron 1440 T6600 500GB-HD/4GB RAM to install
WinXP Pro on it. It came with WinVista Home Premium.
1) Can I install WinXP on the machine? I keep getting a 'blue screen' that
states to check the HD with Chkdsk c: /f which turns out fine. Dell
indicated that I could downgrade the machine but they won't support the OS.
Which is ok. I just need to replace WinVista with WinXP Pro.
My error message general content is:
"A problem has been detected and Windows has been shutdown to prevent damage
to your computer....Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly
installed harddrives...Check your HD to make sure it is properly configured
and terminated. Run Chkdsk c: /f to check for HD corruption (I did and found
none). Technical information: ...
STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF78D663C, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

Are you using a counterfeit, OEM or otherwise unapproved copy of XP?
2) What should I do?

Purchase a retail copy of XP.
My idea was to go from WinXP to System 7 without a stop to WinVista.
3) I can upgrade to WinVista Business or Ultimate from the Home Edition but
I'd prefer staying with WinXP until System 7 comes out.
TIA

That's a very convoluted upgrade path Tom. It should work if you
"show" the W7 install your Vista install media when the time comes.

Regards,

Pete
 
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Tom

I have a valid copy of XP to install...

1PW said:
Are you using a counterfeit, OEM or otherwise unapproved copy of XP?


Purchase a retail copy of XP.


That's a very convoluted upgrade path Tom. It should work if you
"show" the W7 install your Vista install media when the time comes.

Regards,

Pete
 
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TVEngineer

You need to use Dell's version of XP Pro SP3 to do the install - SP2 will
blue screen.

Eric
 
T

Tom

It's actually one I received from MS as one of their partners. I have a
valid license to install etc. etc. directly from MS.
 
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Tom

So, you're saying that I need a WinXP Pro SP3 installation CD before I proceed?
Ok, since the CD/DVD I'm using is an MS WinXP SP1 that's probably the reason
for the blue screen - true/false? How do I get the drivers as Dell doesn't
list the machine with WinXP.. just WinVista. Looks like I'm cooked. ;-( I
told the rep that I was to going to install WinXP and replace WinVista and he
indicated that WinXP support would be my responsibility, which I accept. But
NOT having ANY drivers seems to be very problematic! ;-(
 
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John John - MVP

0x7b error during installation is almost always a controller error. Try
putting the hard drive in IDE compatibility mode or use the F6 (floppy
required) method to supply the controller drivers to the Windows setup
program.

John
 
T

Tom

How do I put the HD into the IDE compatibility mode? Even IF I had a floppy
drive (usb ok?) what controller drivers would I need? I understand your
comment on supplying 'controller drivers' but which ones and where do I get
them?
The drive is probably a SATA drive as you indicated but I haven't actually
check it out as I just opened the box.
Why would the "0x7b error" manifest itself as a HD issue if the error is
controller related?
THANKS!
 
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dadiOH

Tom said:
So, you're saying that I need a WinXP Pro SP3 installation CD before
I proceed? Ok, since the CD/DVD I'm using is an MS WinXP SP1 that's
probably the reason for the blue screen - true/false? How do I get
the drivers as Dell doesn't list the machine with WinXP

Slipstream SP3 (get at Microsoft) into a copy of your WinXP SP1.
Autostreamer works fine and is easy to use.
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/System-Tweak/Autostreamer.shtml

There is also nLite but I've not used it.
http://www.nliteos.com/guide/

I believe you could also slipstream any special Dell drivers. If needed, a
program such as MyDrivers can identify and save them.
http://www.zhangduo.com/

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LVTravel

Tom said:
So, you're saying that I need a WinXP Pro SP3 installation CD before I
proceed?
Ok, since the CD/DVD I'm using is an MS WinXP SP1 that's probably the
reason
for the blue screen - true/false? How do I get the drivers as Dell
doesn't
list the machine with WinXP.. just WinVista. Looks like I'm cooked.
;-( I
told the rep that I was to going to install WinXP and replace WinVista and
he
indicated that WinXP support would be my responsibility, which I accept.
But
NOT having ANY drivers seems to be very problematic! ;-(

Which is normally the problem when you take a Vista machine and try to
install an unsupported XP operating system. If you can't find SATA drivers
for the SATA controller in the computer you may be able to install XP on the
box using IDE compatibility in the drive controller but it will stay in IDE
mode forever. Have you found motherboard, audio, video, networking drivers
for XP for the computer? If not go back to Vista and you will be much
happier. From what I am hearing the upgrade from Vista to Win 7 will be
like an in-place upgrade but XP to Win 7 will require a total reinstall so
you would have to wipe the computer anyhow.
 
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Tom

How do I know that ALL the drivers will work?

dadiOH said:
Slipstream SP3 (get at Microsoft) into a copy of your WinXP SP1.
Autostreamer works fine and is easy to use.
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/System-Tweak/Autostreamer.shtml

There is also nLite but I've not used it.
http://www.nliteos.com/guide/

I believe you could also slipstream any special Dell drivers. If needed, a
program such as MyDrivers can identify and save them.
http://www.zhangduo.com/

--

dadiOH
____________________________

dadiOH's dandies v3.06...
....a help file of info about MP3s, recording from
LP/cassette and tips & tricks on this and that.
Get it at http://mysite.verizon.net/xico
 
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PA Bear [MS MVP]

<QP>
0x0000007B: INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE
Windows lost access to the system partition or boot volume during the
startup process. Typical causes: Installing incorrect device drivers when
installing or upgrading storage adapter hardware, or a virus.
1) Can I install WinXP on the machine?

Apparently not, at least not without XP-specific drivers.
...Dell
indicated that I could downgrade the machine but they won't support the
OS.

Which means your Warranty and any Service Contracts will be voided.

QED: Why didn't you purchase a Vista computer that included a WinXP
Downgrade option (besides wanting to save money)?
3) I can upgrade to WinVista Business or Ultimate from the Home Edition
but
I'd prefer staying with WinXP until System 7 comes out.

You can do an In-Place Upgrade to Windows 7 if Vista is installed. If WinXP
is installed, you can upgrade to Win7 but it'd be a clean install (requiring
formatting your HDD).

Your best bet would be to stick with Vista Home Premium and then upgrade to
Win7 in late October.
 
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Tom

OK... great advice IF what you're hearing is 100% correct! So, IF I upgrade
to Vista Business or Vista Ultimate for 2+ months then I can upgrade to
System 7 in October/4Q2009 and I'll save a bunch of time?
CU in Vegas? ;-)
 
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Tom

DL, Dell provided the Home Edition which does not work with some of the
software I have. So, do you suggest Business or Ultimate or ????
TIA!
 
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John John - MVP

You change the compatibility mode in the BIOS. After Windows XP is
installed you install the Intel AHCI drivers and then you set the drive
back to SATA mode. I don't know if the AHCI drivers are available for
your model, up to you to look it up.

John
 
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Tom

The laptop I had was 14.1" and I needed a 14" laptop for the next one. I
have too many laptop bags to just buy a 15" at this time in my life. I was
hoping for an easy downgrade even without the Dell option as I was told that
the installation/support was my responsibility (which I accept) but no one
said that it was NOT possible and I could NOT do it (because of lack of
drivers etc.)

Have you tried S7 with the upgrade on any of the RC's yet? Does it REALLY
work on an in-place Vista (Business/Ultimate/whatever) system so the WinVista
to S7 would actually BE my best option? I'm really NOT a fan of Vista (fill
in the blanketty-blank-blank) but IF it's my best option, I may
bite-the-bullet now GIVEN that the S7 upgrade is 1) inplace and 2) Vista.
Seems as if MS should have provided an inplace upgrade for their largest
installed base - WinXP Pro... but... that's me.
 
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TVEngineer

While slipstreaming will get your Windows XP SP1 CD to SP3, it might not
include the required Dell drivers.
Although Dell only lists your computer with Vista drivers, Dell uses the
same motherboard in several different computers. If you can identufy the
hardware in the computer, you can get XP drivers. The SATA driver will need
to be installed using an external floppy drive - press F6 when Windows
install starts up (check for Windows compatability as only two manufacturers
of external drives are compatable when installing XP).
If you get Windows installed, chances are that you will be able to get the
remaining drivers from the Web.

Eric
 
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