Originally Posted by walliss34
I have a new 11z that came with 7 home premium on it. I need to install XP on it. I have configured a USB drive using the procedure in your forums. I was able to get all the way to installing files and the darn thing sees the internal HDD as drive D; while the usb hdd is seen as c: drive. F3 'ing out and restarting does not work. I keep getting the "Setup has determined that drive C: is corrupt ..... Please help!
is a better guide. The steps are fairly complicated but the idea is pretty straight forward. You want to avoid the usb entirely for the setup and only use it to prep the drive (partition it, format it, and transfer the setup files to it, making the drive bootable) Then the setup proceeds off the drive without the usb to confuse it.
You'll need to switch the SATA mode in the bios from Native/AHCI/SATA to ATA emulation. It's possible to integrate intel ahci drivers into xp setup, but it's not trivial and not described in the the above guide.
Read post #3 in the guide.