Seamonkeas
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Vostro 1400 Can't install xp

Hi I am trying to install windows xp home, on my vostro 1400 notebook. But when Insert the cd and click on install, the installer says "no hard drives found". I've tried downloading the sata drivers from http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&releaseid=R154200&SystemID=VOS_N_1400&servicetag=&os=WW1&osl=en&deviceid=11530&devlib=0& typecnt=0&vercnt=1&catid=-1&impid=-1&formatcnt=1&libid=41&fileid=205611 and installing them via floppy. I installed the ICH8M-E, driver which seems correct for the chipset. But just before it goes to the screen where it give you the hard drive list, the computer bluescreens. Any ideas?
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Rebel9
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Re: Vostro 1400 Can't install xp

Have a look at this thread - in particular the last answer by Dell-Bill B.
Seamonkeas
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Re: Vostro 1400 Can't install xp

Thanks for your help! That works great!
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Rebel9
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Re: Vostro 1400 Can't install xp

Great! Glad the problem is solved.
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jvlgato
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Re: Vostro 1400 Can't install xp

So, did you succesfully install XP to the Vostro 1400, including the video driver? Thanks!
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