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johrl2008



Joined: 11 Nov 2008
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Location: Namibia

PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 9:04 am    Post subject: Advent laptop Reply with quote

Hi Friends
Can anyone please help me with two problems urgently:

1: I need drivers for Advent ERT 2250 XP

2nd the biggest headache: I want to downgrade to XP from Vista Ultimate. When i pop in the cd and boot up with xp pro sp2 it says unable to detect the hard drive. Then what i did i took out the hard drive and used a SATA to USB converter to connect it to my Xp pro machine to do a RAW format.. but it still doesnt want to detect my Hard Drive. Please help Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad
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Markb



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, I found a useful post that gives advice on finding the drivers. Clicky

With regards to installing XP. What you will need is a floppy drive (USB should do) then you need the SATA driver on the floppy drive. When it boots from the XP CD press F6 when prompted on the bottom of the screen. This will enable you to load the SATA driver from the floppy disk and the install to detect the HDD.

Hope this helps.
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johrl2008



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 10:26 am    Post subject: Thank u so much Reply with quote

i Will try this after work. Can u perhaps tell me where i can get the SATA drivers
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SoftStag



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Follow the link in Markb's post and check the links out there. With the info from the bottom of your laptop you should be able to find the right drivers.
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Markb



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I came across a useful page here which gives guidance on installing SATA driver if you do not have a suitable floppy drive.
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