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Motherboard will not run XP setup disc(7B crash) but runs Win 8.1 just fine.

Cannot resolve this one !

Sabertooth 99FX R2.0 ran Xp for 9 months perfectly, then started failure to find boot disc automatically, but booted if mbo Boot priority set to initiate boot up.

Selected mbo default settings - big mistake !

Now even trying to setup XP on a clean disc will not work because XP setup crashes after driver loading when first attempt to load windows takes place.

Yet loading and running Win 8.1 has no problems.

Failure XP specific - problem ignored by XP - no viruses - no new devices - disc faults - no new software until 8.1 setup - cannot see anything wrong with BIOS settings.

Would gratefully accept guidance since I wish to migrate (Zinstall) my XP..
This also fails because of XP boot (7B) crash !

Is this familiar to anyone ?

Colin(Docwat)
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  1. Best answer
    Off the top of my head is the hard drive mode set to "IDE". XP needs a special driver to run off of AHCI.
  2. docwat said:
    Cannot resolve this one !

    Sabertooth 99FX R2.0 ran Xp for 9 months perfectly, then started failure to find boot disc automatically, but booted if mbo Boot priority set to initiate boot up.

    Selected mbo default settings - big mistake !

    Now even trying to setup XP on a clean disc will not work because XP setup crashes after driver loading when first attempt to load windows takes place.

    Yet loading and running Win 8.1 has no problems.

    Failure XP specific - problem ignored by XP - no viruses - no new devices - disc faults - no new software until 8.1 setup - cannot see anything wrong with BIOS settings.

    Would gratefully accept guidance since I wish to migrate (Zinstall) my XP..
    This also fails because of XP boot (7B) crash !

    Is this familiar to anyone ?

    Colin(Docwat)




    Driver conflicts are common with older OS. Why are you bothering to install XP? It is 10+ years old.
  3. Many thanks,

    The XP originally ran of AHCP and mbo still selects AHCP.

    I very much think the problem lies in this area. The discs are all identical and SATA.

    I have checked this carefully but was unaware of special AHCP requirements for XP.

    If I could understand these requirements this problem might be solved.

    Grateful for your quick response !

    Docwat
  4. docwat said:
    Many thanks,

    The XP originally ran of AHCP and mbo still selects AHCP.

    I very much think the problem lies in this area. The discs are all identical and SATA.

    I have checked this carefully but was unaware of special AHCP requirements for XP.

    If I could understand these requirements this problem might be solved.

    Grateful for your quick response !

    Docwat


    Not sure if the problem is fixed or not :) But, yes XP can be made to run off AHCI but it will not install off AHCI unless you add drivers, as I recall, which I have never tried. By far the simplest way to install XP should be to go into BIOS and set SATA mode to IDE, this is a setting in most any reasonably modern BIOS. After installing XP I'm pretty sure you can add AHCI drivers to the installation and then reset SATA mode to AHCI.
  5. This is immensely helpful and greatly appreciated.

    I have concluded that setting bios default loaded a non compatible ACHI to the XP setup which had always been set to ACHI since installation 6 months ago.

    The drives are SATA which made me go for ACHI in the first place.

    Thanks notherdude,
    The plan following your information will be to set the bios to IDE launch a copy of my XP on another drive. Change the appropriate driver - I have downloaded and XP 32 compatible driver.Then close down, and restore the bios AHCI and try a reboot..

    If it works my problems are solved and I can I can retry a ZINSTALL into my Win 8.1 to gain a virtual legacy XP.

    As soon as I see the IDE result I am sure I will be home and dry.

    Very many thanks indeed !

    Docwat(Colin)
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