HDD detection error

By novpaintball
Mar 10, 2010
  1. I have an emachines e520 laptop and am trying to go from Ubuntu to XP, however every time i try doing the install, it blue screens and gives me the "STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF7AF4524,0xC0000034,0x00000000,0x00000000)" error.

    I have downloaded the drivers and included them into the XP install disk. i made an iso file from the boot disk and then added the drivers to the ISO and then burned it back to a disk. And still no luck. I do press F6 but it still goes to expect it from a floppy drive, which the laptop does not have.

    the HDD in the system is a sata drive and Sata mode is set to AHCI in the setup utility of the comptuer.

  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    Try setting the mode from AHCI to IDE in the BIOS, then boot from the Windows CD.
  3. novpaintball

    novpaintball TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks. That fixed it and allowed XP to install without a problem!
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