So tell us how you are adding SATA support to XP.
Hi all, thanks in advance for whatever help you can provide me. I recently tried doing a complete reinstall of Windows XP SP2 on my laptop (details at bottom). I used a burned OEM CD from years ago (which I've already used once on the same laptop) and I have a genuine product key (which I received when I purchased the laptop). The CD will boot and install a bunch of stuff, ask me to reformat my hard drive (which I did, a complete reformat to NTFS), then which directory to install windows to (I delete the old one and reinstall/copy the files). However, after the files are copied (this is still during the very DOS-like blue screen during a new install) the computer will reboot.
This is where the problems happen - after a reboot, the screen will be the typical pastel/light blue of XP and say "resuming setup....." and then go to the teal background of like 98, pause, then my laptop will shut off. If I restart my laptop (keep in mind I'm no longer booting from the CD, if I do, I'll just be reinstalling Windows again), it will always say "resuming setup...." but it will either go to the teal screen and shut off, or it will give me one of two stop errors. One says that the video driver failed to initialize and another one will just be a generic stop error (aka blue screen of death). This problem is extremely frustrating and this is my third reinstall of Windows so I shouldn't have any problems - I've used this OEM SP2 CD before so I don't know what's happening. Just for kicks I borrowed my friends OEM SP3 CD and the same thing is happening.
Any help would be appreciated. At this point, my laptop won't even start.
Model: Acer TM8204
Processor: 2.0GHZ Intel Dual Core
Video Card: ATI Mobility Radeon X1600