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Installing XP on a new black SATA HDD

Last response: in Windows XP
May 15, 2011 4:57:45 PM

i have to install XP on a HP Pavilion p6257c the old hardrive crashed and had to be replaced the only way to install win 7 is to have XP on it but this is were ive hit a wall. when i go to install win xp i get a BSOD saying that a file is corrupt, but from what ive read i need the sata driver for the motherboard the motherboards number is M2N78-LA (Violet). any help would be greatly appreciated please help

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May 15, 2011 5:28:41 PM

there is a way to install Windows7 Upgrade without XP.
May 15, 2011 6:00:33 PM

wow thank you i did not expect this to happen as early as it did thank you i will try that the moment i get the Win 7 discs from Microsoft. thank you again
May 15, 2011 6:00:45 PM

Best answer selected by jameses2007.