Format Acer Laptop With preinstalled Vista -Replace with XP Tags: Laptops Acer Windows Vista Windows XP Last response: November 13, 2009 6:58 AM in Laptops & Notebooks Share poly5 November 10, 2009 8:06:46 PM I recently bought an ACER Aspire 5535 laptop with pre installed vista home premium. I have used the ee-recovery management and made a a backup dvd of the os, as requested by the system. It has 250 gb sata hd in 2 partitions: c: 80 gb d: 110 gb (that is odd, it is more than 250, now that i think about it) I want to format c and install win xp. I have downloaded all drivers from acer. i changed the boot sequence at bios, so dvd rom boots first. When i enter the win xp cd to install, the process starts, and just before i get to the screen where i have to make the choises i get a blue screen and a msg: "A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer if this is the first time you see this screen..... check for viruses...... Technical information: **STOP: 0X00000FB..........." 1 Am i doing something wrong? The installation xp cd is working, cause i ve used it before on desktops. Moreover, i used another xp installtion cd with sata+raid support but gor the same screen. 2. i have downloaded from acer all drivers for my laptop for win xp. one of them was SATA AHCI Driver. How do i use this one? should i somehow incorporate it to the xp installation cd? Am i gonna be asked for this specific driver? 3. am i gonna lose the second partition? this is the first time that i am rplacing vista with xp without a floppy disk If someone could give me step by step info on how to do the new install, it would be great thanks guys More about : format acer laptop preinstalled vista replace r_manic November 13, 2009 6:58:07 AM Well, I'd first suggest--since you bought a laptop with Vista pre-installed--to take it back to the shop so that you can avail of your free Windows 7 upgrade! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Hello, i installed xp on my laptop that already had vista preinstalled in it. an Forum Steps to format preinstalled vista home premium edition from an aspire 5720z Forum Acer laptop hd format Windows XP Forum Removed windows vista and installed windows xp pro on my acer laptop now program Forum How to upgrade from XP 64-bit to Vista 64-bit on my Acer laptop Forum Acer Laptop with Vista Premium Needs Formatting Due to Virus Infection Forum Installing XP on Preinstalled Vista on Toshiba notebook Forum Installing XP on Preinstalled Vista on Toshiba notebook Forum Upgrade Vista 32 (pre-installed on laptop on purchase) to Win7 64bit? Forum Formatted laptop preinstalled windows8, now i cant install windows 8 Forum Formating windows xp in acer laptop Forum SolvedI have an Acer Travelmate 6292 and this morning I cannot get into my Windows Vista Business laptop Forum Solvedhi i recently did a clean install of vista on my acer laptop and i have no mouse now apparently the touchpad is not working an Forum SolvedRecovery disk for my Acer Laptop with Windows Vista Forum I have an acer laptop and I recently format it to make it windows 8. but after installing the windows my laptop won't run.its Forum SolvedAcer Aspire Laptop Format Forum how do i format my acer laptop with windows 8.1 Forum SolvedAcer Aspire Had Vista, XP Nogo, Fedora Fine Forum how to format acer 4736z laptop from cd Forum ac 97 audio not as loud in vista 32 as in xp 32 acer 4500 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !