I am having exactly the same problem ! (with a brand new Dell Dimension 9200); everything you have made I did it also, it's a real headache! I am fighting with this since one week ago, I do not understand why DELL sell us such a PCs with this kind of problems without giving us any solution whatsoever! (as you can cheek on the forum there are several complains about it!). I will keep cheeking to see if somebody find any solution.
- Did you order a new Dell? Good for you! (I love Dell! even if this time is a pain on the neck).- Will it comes whit Vista and you are thinking to install XP (dual booting or not)? :I think, that day you will understand us better (by suffering as well the problem).- I do hope you order it with a floppy disk, this way I guess you will successes installing XP;if not you will be soon one of us, complaining about the same problem. You will see.Eduardo
Thanks Manydimensions for your suggestions, but it does not work neither. :smileysad:
I just have follow very carefully all the instructions by Ben_Mott and make a customized Windows XP install CD with the appropriate drivers (in my case I have a Dell Dimension 9200 and I supposed that the appropriate drivers I need are the Intel Matrix Storage drivers that we may download here R158601.EXE ) and when I want to install XP, again and again I finish with the annoying BSOD...I am very, very, VERY, frustrated,I really don't know what to do,Please, I beg you: HELP!
My PC is a Dell Dimension 9200 (model DXP061)ACPI x86-based PCIntel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40GHzwith two 250G Disk drives256MB ATI Radeon X1300PRO
This is the procedure you have to follow:1) boot you Dell2) wait until Ctrl+I to enter the storage manager RAID configuration3) delete all the RAID of yours drives (be aware that making so everything will be deleted!)4) your drives will be now NON-RAID drives5) Exit the storage manager RAID configuration6) You will be now able to install XP (and Vista afterwards if you wish double booting)As I have said, I have to sacrify having the disks on RAID-ON, but to tell the true I really don't know what are the real advantage (or disadvantage...) of the RAID or NON RAID configurations...; I don't care neither!: XP (and Vista) is now running and I don't have to kill more hours on these irritating problems. I do not know if this procedure works also for your XPS (I have a Dimension 9200), but you are free to try (if you are willing to erase your drives and begin everything from scratch...).