First of all I just want to say a quick hello since this is my first post. I'm glad I found this BBS.
But anyway onto my question, I'm attempting to install WindowsXP Pro on my desktop computer, this is the model I have: http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/mod...?mdl=VGCRA830G
It originally came with media center but I've never used any of the media center features. I decided to make a clean format so I could just set it up with a copy of Fedora Core 5 and XP Pro, I had no problems installing Linux but when it came time to install windows I ran into some problems. I partitioned one of my HD
so I could install windows on it but when I started the install it never detected my hard drives and promply locked up and gave me this error message : STOP: 0x0000008E (0xC0000005, 0xF74139A8, 0xF6FEE75C, 0x00000000)
setupdd.sys - address F74139A8 base at F73EC000, DateStamp 41107c8f
after some research I think the problem might be I need updated (and need to install them with the F6 option at the start of the install) drivers for my hard drives in order for the install to detect my hard drives. Sadly I cant seem to find the right drivers. My chipset is Intel 915P and my hard drives are 160GB WD Caviar SE (7200rpm)
At this point I would be content to just be able to use XP pro and worry about setting up a duel boot for another day. I've thought about buying the recovery DVD's they have for my system through their online store but I rather only do that as a last resort. (strange the system didnt come with recovery CD's...)
Thank you in advance for the help. Any advice would really be wonderful