acer aspire one win 7 to xp

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    dictap

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    Greetings all, i have a problem with an acer aspire one which someone installed win 7 on. As you can imagine, it isn't running too well at all only having a gig of ram.
    I tried installing win xp back onto it, but neither flash or external disc drive instalation methods pick up the hdd , any ideas how i can get xp back on this machine.
    Apart from the sluggishness it works fine, sort of, so no idea why hdd isn't recognised.

    Many thanks
     
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    what was on the acer to begin with, was xp installed?
     
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    also do this in bios

    try to change your SATA settings from AHCi to IDE.
     
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    yes xp was originally on the machine and i will try your advice thank you, will let you know how i get on
     
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    that worked. It's formatting as i type, thank you very much Elizabeth23
     
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