I am Trying to install Windows XP in dual boot upon a system DEll initially created with Windows 7 . However The Cd installation cannot pass the Stop error screen preventing the installation to begin .
Changes are to be made in the BIOS : AHCI ----> ATA to enable the installation to start
In my Windows 7, the SATA (Serial-ATA) based optical drives such as a CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive disappear and not available right after the system boots u pagain after users enable and switch to use the Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) feature on AHCI chipset for the SATA ports in system BIOS configuration.
It seems like it’s a bug in Vista that causes the missing CD/DVD optical drive problem in AHCI/SATA mode. Microsoft has released a hotfix under KB928253 that will correct the problem.
However this Hotfix doesn't apply to Windows 7 is ther any hotfix you can recommand ? or any other solution