Problems with installing XP over Vista

By Saagar ยท 6 replies
Oct 31, 2007
  1. I have just purchaed a PC with Vista pre-installed. This PC has to be connected with multiple printers, multiple other pcs, and a MAC, BUTvista does not have drivers available for those printers and networking seems to be an issue. I decided to install XP over vista but unfortunately, I get an error as follows:
    A Problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent samage to your computer
    If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps
    Check for virused on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers. Chech you hard drive to make sure it is properly configured and terminated. Run Chkdsk/f to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer.
    Technical information"
    STOP: 0X0000007B (0xF78D663C, 0XC0000034, 0X00000000, 0X00000000)

    I restarted the PC, uninstalled the MCAfee, and tried doing everything possible but could not get the XP CD to run.
    The system configuration is as follows:
    Windows Vista Home Premium
    Intel(R) Core(TM)2CPU 4400@2.00GHz
    2.00 GB Ram
    NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS

    Any help would be appreciated.
  2. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    Hello, Saagar, and welcome to Techspot :wave:

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    With regards to your problem, see if these instructions help :) Tutorial: How to reformat your hard drive and install/reinstall Windows
  3. aspirulito

    aspirulito TS Rookie Posts: 25

    what you need to do is a clean install, to do that you need to boot from the XP cd and start there. You will need to either erase or format your partitions to get rid of anything vista and freeup the space used by vista. That will solve your problems. If you have any more questions, I'll be happy to assist you.
  4. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

  5. Saagar

    Saagar TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The errors comes immediately after XP installs the initial files and then it just pops up and I am left with no choice but to restart the PC.
    Clean Install -- How is that possible, will it install all the drivers?

  6. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    you will have to format your hard rive before being able to put windows xp on

    it will install all the drivers for your mobo, graphics etc (although get the latest nvidia/at drivers from the web site after install)

    following the instructions in the link that i gave you should have you up and running in no time
  7. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    u should have a CD that has the drivers for the system on it if not go to the mobo. maker site and download them there.
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