Installing Windows XP Pro on MSI GT 735 006.

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Hi, I hope I'm posting in the right section, and I'm sorry for my english, school is 20 years ago now...

First, thank you MSI for your products, you nearly made me love Vista. I bought a brain new MSI GT 735 006, what a beautifull and powerfull product : I can run Crysis and that type of game very fine, that doesn't work so well on my desktop (Opteron 180, 2 Go Ram, NVidia 7800 GS, Win XP Pro).

My problem is the following : I have many problems with the utilisation I want to make of It : music, cause I'm a DJ. I'm using softs like Samplitude, Wavelab, but most of the time Traktor Scratch and Ableton Live. And I have so many, many, many problems with Vista Home Premium... I can't tell you all of them...

So I'd like to install Windows XP Pro on it, but I heard that the first step to do this was to desactivate the Serial ATA AHCI in the bios, but I don't have such a option in my bios... I heard that I need drivers on a formated USB key when booting, when pressing F6 key...

Do I need to flash the bios with one thats suits Windows XP?

Could you help me? I'd like to know what to do!!!

Thank you for your help.
 

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Another question that comes to my mind is : will I be able, If I manage to install Windows XP Pro, tu use my recovery CD later? Is there a system of HD tatoo like for Packard-Bell computers for exemple, that won't allow me tu use it later?

To use my recovery CD later, must I leave the hidden partition on my HD, and just worry about the system partition activated (C:)?

Thank you for your help, I can't use my Notebook for the moment, except for gaming...
 

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You can remove all partitions if you like.
Simply boot with the XP cdrom and see what happens.
 

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Well thank you for your answer, I know now that if I remove all the partitions on the disk, anyway, I'll be able to use the recovery CD's, Im I right? I fell more safe now to do what I want and experiment!  :yes:

When I boot with my Windows XP Pro sp2 CD, It says that no hard drive is installed on my system... :cry:

This is what I need help for!
 

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Go into the BIOS and set the harddisk to IDE mode.
Check the manual, your harddisk probably has several modes, like AHCI or IDE, or AHCI enable/disable -> disable.
 

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DJ-OBIWAN said:
So I'd like to install Windows XP Pro on it, but I heard that the first step to do this was to desactivate the Serial ATA AHCI in the bios, but I don't have such a option in my bios...

Do I need to flash the bios with one thats suits Windows XP?
I would not allow myself to ask questions without getting infos on my own before, It's written "Read the manual before you ask!" under your name...

The MSI GT 735 006 manuel don't talk about the severals modes of the harddisk.

I'm sorry as I told you, I don't have such options in my bios, the line concerning my hard drive is not in blue, it's in grey, and I can't access to it. The only line I can access and change options is the one concerning my cd-rom.

That's why I also asked If It was possible to flash my bios with a bios that allow me to change the way my controller is behaving...

Explained this way, do you better understand the problem that I encounter?

I would have liked such an option to be available, so I would be doing music on my computer instead of bothering you on the forum...  :agrees:
 

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I have forwarded the problem to MSI Taiwan, can take a few days before I have an answer.

I'll be back!
 

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Bas said:
I have forwarded the problem to MSI Taiwan, can take a few days before I have an answer.

I'll be back!
The Info I had known was~

Generally speaking,AHCI Mode shall be enabled(shall not be disabled) after XP installation.
Then,
1.AHCI driver installation
2.Enable AHCI Mode in BIOS Mode
3.To Enable Intel Chip

Test Result of GT 735, the ATI Chip, might be released after verification.  :yes:
 

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"So I'd like to install Windows XP Pro on it, but I heard that the first step to do this was to desactivate the Serial ATA AHCI in the bios, but I don't have such a option in my bios... I heard that I need drivers on a formated USB key when booting, when pressing F6 key...
I'm sorry as I told you, I don't have such options in my bios, the line concerning my hard drive is not in blue, it's in grey, and I can't access to it. The only line I can access and change options is the one concerning my cd-rom."


Option is N/A for modification,{not visible} they are configured as followed:

OnChip SATA Type ==> AHCI
SATA IDE Combined Mode ==> Enabled


"When I boot with my Windows XP Pro sp2 CD, It says that no hard drive is installed on my system..."

Load attached drivers with "F6" or:
You can do slipstream your XP installation and to include the AMD AHCI SB7xx, x86 XP diskette drivers {I've attached them}
Guides:
http://news.softpedia.com/news/Install-Windows-XP-On-SATA-Without-a-Floppy-F6-47807.shtml
http://www.maximumpc.com/article/How-To--Slipstream-your-XP-installation?page=0%2C0
 

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I already forwarded the matter to the Notebook department.
I hope they will enable the function and make it visible, as it's silly you have to go thru so much pain to install good old XP.
 

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Bas said:
I already forwarded the matter to the Notebook department.
I hope they will enable the function and make it visible, as it's silly you have to go thru so much pain to install good old XP.
I also met similar issue and called help. MSI informed the status,

They will update the GT735 XP(AHCI) drivers to official website after the test are completed.
 

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I have heard that same status, but it's better if they make a BIOS option to Enable/Disable AHCI because DOS, OS/2, BeOS etc don't support AHCI.
There are people using that, so I opened another ticket.
 

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Bas said:
as it's silly you have to go thru so much pain to install good old XP.
Ok thank you for the attached files and the links to the guides.

I'll wait for a new bios to be able to handle the options of my harddisk, It's easier for me to deal with.

The notebook MSI GT 735 is quite new, and even not yet referenced to Europeen websites locations, I'm sure a new bios will see the light, especially for people using other OS than Vista  :emot-tip-wink: .

Let me know about this new ticket you opened.

Thanks again.
 

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That is why I started a new discussion inside MSI.
I have contacts there and they open a ticket for me.

It's strange that the BIOS doesn't have the option, it should.
It's my believe that they simply made a BIOS programming error.
 

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That is suppose to be its not option, but just shows the info.
 

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I just got information from MSI that the next BIOS will have the AHCI Enable/Disable switch, they are working on it.
 

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Have a read here:
https://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=120732.msg912042#msg912042
 
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