This is my first topic :D
I'm trying to install XP (x86) on a HP Compaq CQ62 using USB (with WinToFlash). It has ahci mode on and doesn't have the option in BIOS. So I decided to add ahci drivers (for windows xp) using nlite to installation disc (which has SP3 already). It partially worked. I was able to select the sata hard drive, partition it, start installation on that drive, BUT after the first reboot, Windows says:
"Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.
Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.
Please check the Windows documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information."
I can also enter F8 menu (don't know what it is called btw), but all options give the same error.
I failed to find any information because everybody asks for "windows xp setup doesn't detect hard drive", but mine does, but after the very first restart the error occurs.
I tried removing or inserting flash drive (which I used to install from).
I can't understand what is wrong because the installation doesn't give any error until restarting the computer.
One thing I remember is, the disc already has the sata drivers before I add ahci drivers. Maybe I must use a disc with no sata add-on.
I need to use xp x86 to run some old education software.
(I guess if I try to install xp x64 or W7 x86 even successfully, I may get same compatibility issues (as in W7 x64) with that software, so I want to install xp x86)
Thanks so much for any help
Engin Oruc Ozturk, from Turkey
I'm going to use a disc with no sata drivers (to use in nlite) now