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October 18, 2013 7:04:19 PM

Hey guys I just built a computer and when im installing windows onto it i get this blue screen, I'm doing a little research myself but im hoping someones experience can come in and help me here!

My specs are:
ASRock z77 extreme 4
intel i5 3330
2x 4gb Corsair Vengeance
Crucial m4 SSD
BFG 550w psu



ninja edit: if this is in the wrong forum please move it, I put this here because the windows xp forum hasnt had activity in it for a couple years!

Ninja edit 2: Looking around most people agree that the old xp drivers are not supported with new hardware so would buying a windows 8 be my best bet to fixing this?

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a b G Storage
October 18, 2013 8:12:49 PM

Why XP? For XP, you need to change RAID/AHCI settings in BIOS. This is quite normal in new motherboards.
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October 18, 2013 9:06:08 PM

Akashdeep said:
Why XP? For XP, you need to change RAID/AHCI settings in BIOS. This is quite normal in new motherboards.


Well i had a copy of Windows XP lying around for years, I just wanted to save myself a couple hundred bucks :) 
Could u elaborate Akashdeep? I'm in the UEFI asrock setup thingy and the only thing relating to AHCI is a boot option with another AHCI choice.
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a b G Storage
October 18, 2013 9:11:30 PM

If you want to continue with XP then do the following

In your BIOS select "Integrated Peripherals" and OnChip PATA/SATA Devices. Then change SATA Mode to AHCI from IDE. Save & Exit. Restart the installation and let me know.
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October 19, 2013 12:10:00 AM

Hey, so I went into the bios and under Storage Configuration i changed the "SATA Mode Selection" to IDE. Now during setup it says it cannot find any hard drives installed...

Its a blue screen with the following:
"Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer.
Make sure any hard disk drives are powered on and properly connected to your computer, and that any drisk-related hardware configuration is correct. This may involve running a manufactuer-supplied diagnostic or setup program.
Sttup cannot continue. To quit setup, press F3"
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October 19, 2013 12:15:49 AM

Found another option to change to IDE and windows is finally installing... Thanks a lot Akashdeep!!
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a b G Storage
October 19, 2013 6:00:38 PM

Glad that it helped.
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