I am at my wit's end, why do manufacturers make it so hard? I have an HP Mini 110 with Windows 7 Starter pre-installed and all I want to do is boot from disk, partition my hard drive and load XP. I have tried many variations, purchased a USB Floppy and DVD drive. The boot system gets to the point of 'to load windows XP press enter' then a message comes up saying no mass storage device found, been on lots of forums which tell me I have to press F6 and load the SATA driver, followed all the instructions and tried 'many' different F6 SATA / Raid drivers, none have worked , sometimes I even get the blue screen of death telling me windows has shut down etc etc.
Can some one tell me what to do, I am quiet computer savy but this is ridiculous..............PLEASE HELP
What version of XP are you trying to load? SP3?
And have you checked to make sure there are XP drivers for that hardware?