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Nooshi
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Blue screen of death XPS 1330

I have a dual-boot configuration on my XPS 1330 (XP Pro and Vista).

 

when booting Vista, everything works fine...

when booting XP, I get the BSOD.

 

I figured the BSOD was due to the Sata driver and Bios.

I went into the Bios and changed a setting from ATA to AHCI and it worked... ATA works only in Vista

 

a friend of mine told me that if I am not working on ATA, the Hard Drive will only work at about 90% of its potential...

 

is that true? and if so how do I get it to work at full potential in XP.

 

 

-nooshi

Message Edited by Nooshi on 02-14-2008 09:30 AM
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Re: Blue screen of death XPS 1330

Honestly you're not going to be able to notice any difference between the two.  THe only place it MIGHT show up would be benchmarks, but in real-world performance it will not matter one bit.

 

The 1330 was never really designed for XP, I'd leave it in ATA if it's running well.

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Per Sjoblom
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Re: Blue screen of death XPS 1330

You can install the XP SATA drivers, then reboot and change the bios. I use XP on my M1330 and I streamlined in the SATA drivers in a customized XP version using NLite but I have heard others that disabled the SATA drivers, installed XP, then installed the SATA drivers and finally enabled SATA in the bios

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&releaseid=R154200&SystemID=XPS_M1330&servicetag=&os=WW1&osl=en&deviceid=11530&devlib=0&typecnt=0&vercnt=1&catid=-1&impid=-1&formatcnt=1&libid=41&fileid=205611

I downloaded my drivers from Intel but I assume the above linked ones are the same

Regards,

Per Sjoblom
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rubyxc7
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Re: Blue screen of death XPS 1330

I haven't done a dual boot of Vista and XPPro before but I did have Pro up and running on ATA. Did you make sure you have the right specific driver installed on XP Pro? How did you install the driver? USB Floppy?

I ended up injecting the driver directly onto the XP pro image and burning the cd.

As for performance, I have noticed an hour difference in battery life in light use on the laptop between Vista and XP. Also if you don't clear off some of the included software when you recieve the laptop it takes about 90 seconds longer to finish startup.
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Nooshi
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Re: Blue screen of death XPS 1330

i am sorry...

 

i meant I had no sata drivers to allow my XP to work on AHCI and Flash Memory Bios modes.

 

i did a search in the forum and found a Lenovo driver which works fabulously

 

here is the link to the Lenovo driver :

 

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-62909

 

and here is a link to the forum thread I found :

 

http://www.dellcommunity.com/supportforums/board/message?board.id=insp_general&message.id=265180&que...

 

 

 

hope this will help people in the future.

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