Please Help,Window Vista ---> Window XP= Error?

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Dec 20, 2008
Hi everyone! I am new to the forum, nice to meeting all of you!
Yesterday I search for a window error then this forum come up on the list. then I follow the step to try to solve my problem, but it seem it didn't work.
I just got my Dell Vostro 220 mini tower a day ago. It come with Window Vista: It can come with XP too, but you need to pay$99 more whcih I really don't understand why? Since I got XP by myself, so I request it for Vista.
Dell: Vostro 220 Mini Tower
250GB SATA Hard Drive
2GB DDR2 Ram
Intel Core 2 Dual 2.66GHz
I have the same problem with this member(mob77)
when I install XP it give me a blue screen before i can access to the agreenment. As soon as the check up is done it pop up a blue screen error.
I have use other computer to format the drive first, then put it back to install XP, but it still show me the same blue screen as follow:
"A problem had detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damgae to
your computer. If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen,
restart your computer.

If this screen appears again, folow these steps:
Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drives
or hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it is properly
configured and terminated.
Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive curruption, and then restart your

Technical information:

*** STOP : OxOOOOOO7B (OxF898963C, OxC0000034, OxOOOOOOOO, 0x00000000)"

Also, I try the method that member(veets) privode which go into the BOS by pressing F2 then change the Hard Detection by Auto Detect. But It say that it is Auto Detect already.
Can anyone help me with this problem?
Method I try: 1. format Vista completely. and install xp again. Result: same Blue screen error
2. Change the Confg to auto Result: but it say it is auto detect. same blue screen error.
Should I change the setting to ACHI? or RAID?
Also, I connect Dell techi support agent. No solution. the solution he provide is ..... not working! my computer knowledge is better then him....
Please, can anyone help me with the problem.
Oct 3, 2007
Is there an IDE setting in the bios? If so set it to IDE, then try the installation,

otherwise use AHCI setting and slipstream this sata driver into your XP cd and XP should install without a hitch.


Software to slipstream the driver into the XP CD

Nlite guides

All of your V220 XP drivers, you may need them after you get XP installed
Dec 21, 2008
hi. i'm having the same problem as ImDeity. I was able to install XP after setting the bios to ATA from AHCI but even after installing all of the dell sata drivers...the system power cycles about 1 second after you see the Windows XP banner if i change the setting back to AHCI. i was hoping that i would be able to install it under ATA and set it back to AHCI but it didn't work.

do you think i need to edit something in the registry to make it boot using AHCI?

thanks mumbodog for your suggestions...i will try that out as well.

ImDeity...have you had a chance to try this yet?
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