Quote (BToxicated @ Wed, 12 Nov 2008, 20:41)
Ok so I'm attempting to wipe out everything on my computer, partition included. My Dell Vostro 1500 laptop came pre-loaded with Windows Vista Home Basic, and quite obviously I hate it. I'm attempting to go down to XP Pro 2.
Enough background information, onto the problem.
In my computer's setup, I disabled everything except the CD drive since that's where the boot disc is (I know this is correct)
The computer boots up from the disc without loading Vista or any other normal system boot options (I know this is correct)
The computer begins loading up all of the drivers and beginning windows files, and once it gets to the end it blue screens (ok, wtf?)
I've been told it's because without the partition I don't have all my drivers, but wouldn't it prompt me for that AFTER I got Windows XP installed?
you should install XP from the bios... Vista has disabled downgrading
edit: I meant boot from CD, and then delete your entire partition (and ALL in case you got more than one) This post was edited by jelle on Nov 12 2008 02:03pm