ok so ive been trying to find an answer to my problem\problems with no avail so maybe someone here can help.
im trying to do the same thing but instead of a 7b bsod im getting 6f Session3_initialization_failed.
tried everything the ntdetect the switching to ata instead of ahci. the 6f keeps popping up.
besides one time where it didnt get that far but i think that was a problem with one of my xp images i made. and that was a could not find ramdisk.sys.
btw the 6f happens during setup when it says setup is starting windows after it loads all the drivers. drivers are not a problem i am using either a xp disc i made with the massstorage and a bunch of others or someone elses with the sata drivers on it.
i cant use my dvd cuz its broken. the reason im doing this to begin with is my previous HDD fried and im installing on a new one i just bought. the only thing i can think of is the new HDD is DOA. im sure this wont matter but in case it helps anyone figure out my problem but the new HDD is SATA 3.0 and the old one is 1.5.
i cant upgrade the bios to the newest version until i buy a new battery lol. (irritating laptops) but i didnt have a problem b4. the HDD that fried is not recognized in bios but the new one is.
core2 duo 1.8 t7100
trying to install xp sp3 with a ton of drivers
help pls im sick of using my old single core comp
im going to make a new install source because im not sure if the manual install was right on either cuz the disc i made was so long ago. will reply when im done.
ok well i didnt make a new disc cuz im annoyed and my neck hurts atm BUT im almost positive its the manual install and upgrade removal problem. search 0x0000006F and ull find the solution.
but my solution for now was just to dl a diff copy that is setup for usb installation and then i used wintoflash but i think either method will work AS LONG AS UR SOURCE COPY IS SLIMMED DOWN RIGHT. lol (constantly kicking myself for not checking this first and trying to install 20x)
in the end i have to say this forum rocks and helped me out more than anywhere else i looked on the web.
This post has been edited by sapient: 15 June 2010 - 09:46 PM