OK folks I am stumped here and have not found the answer via google.
Got a new laptop for my old Dad but it has Win 7 preinstalled and I want to put XP Pro onto it as that's what he knows well - I have XP Pro SP3 install CD and valid COA.
The laptop came with Win 7 HP installed on teh 160 gig WD SATA drive.
Every time I try to run teh XP install CD I get teh error / BSD shown in next post.
I have tried foramtting the SATA drive outside of the laptop
I have tried FDISKing the drive from a Win 98SE bootable CD and removing all partions then creating one primary logical partion
I know I have done this before on another laptop sometime ago when I did not want Vista on a Dell I got a few years ago but cannot get it to work this time.
I think I have to instyal some RAID / chipset frivers via the F6 function but the laptop has bo floppy drive
any ideas how to overcome this problem will be much appreciated.