Windows – How to setup Windows XP on Dell Latitude E6400


I'm going to install Windows XP SP2 on my Latitude E6400 Dell Laptop. However, after I boot from cdrom the message appears:

Windows is inspecting your hardware configuration

Then the black screen appears and it doesn't show any windows form.

Does anyone have idea or solution?

Best Answer

By default, Dell Latitude E-series laptops come with IRRT set as their default SATA Operation which a non-dell XP installation cd cannot handle.

Boot into the BIOS (F12), select "System Configuration", "SATA Operation" and change it from "IRRT" to "ATA".

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