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    Downgrading from Vista

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    I pop in my Win XP SP1 cd into my vista laptop. Reboot into the cd, it starts checking the machine as it usually would do. Then I get blue screen of death.

    Anyideas??

    Happens with all Vista machines I try to downgrade

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    Interesting it happens on all laptops you're trying to make good

    I would highly recommend you create an XP SP2 disc however, otherwise you'll have to install SP2 afterwards. It's always better to create a new disc.

    Do you have an error code or message that appears when the laptops blue screen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Interesting it happens on all laptops you're trying to make good

    I would highly recommend you create an XP SP2 disc however, otherwise you'll have to install SP2 afterwards. It's always better to create a new disc.

    Do you have an error code or message that appears when the laptops blue screen?
    agreed on the bsod error message ( if you can reply with that ) if it does not give you a chance to read it, before windows loads if you keep pressing F8 and there should be an option to disable automatic restart when it encounters an error, if you use the arrow keys to highlight it and press enter / return to select it, that should give you a c hance to read and write down the bsod error.

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    or even better... a sp3 disc!!

    It's proly something to do with drivers... like maybe the sata hdd or something.

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    Check the HDD settings in the Bios. Had a similar issue with some Dell Desktops. Needed to set the HDD mode to ATA.

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    or even better... a sp3 disc!!
    Well yes I would say SP3, but it still hasn't gone final (yet). I wouldn't recommend deploying SP3 until it's tried and tested. SP3 is essentially SP2 + hotfixes, plus a few other bits.

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    Messgae:

    STOP: 0X0000007E (0XC0000005, 0XF764 50BF, 0XF7A91208, 0XF7A90F08)

    pci.sys - Adress F50BF base at F763E000, Datestamp 3b7d855c

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    sp 2 slipstream a disc

    Found this from your BSOD on google :

    [RESOLVED] bsod when installing xp [Archive] - Virtual Dr Forums-Computer Tech Support

    According to that you need at least an sp2 disc for PCI Express graphics cards.

    You''l need Windows XP SP2 to support a PCI-Express graphics card.

    DFI's homepage says:

    If you are using only PCI-Express graphics card, the only choice is to boot from the complete edition of Windows XP SP2.

    If you intend to install with Windows XP or Windows XP SP1 and then use the upgrade kit of SP2, please disable PCI-Express in BIOS before starting the installation.

    Under this circumstance, only PCI graphics card can help you monitoring the installation process at this stage. Then, upgrade the version to SP2. After upgrading is successfully completed, you can enable PCI-Express and start using PCI-Express graphics card.

    PCI.SYS Windows XP pro will not install please help - TechSpot OpenBoards
    Last edited by mac_shinobi; 26th March 2008 at 12:58 PM.

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    Take a look at this

    At what point specifically is the computer blue screening? Before or after the first XP Setup reboot?

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    The KB article I linked to doesn't mention anything about PCI-Express graphics cards, but gecko could be right on the money there.

    Creating a slipstream SP2 disc does appear the way forward.

    Service Pack 2 is available here

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    You can make slipstreaming a lot easier (and your disk a lot more comprehensive) by looking for tools like:

    RyanVM Integrator
    EduGeek.net
    AutoImage
    Driverpacks

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