If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any windows updates you might need. Plug & Play detected an error most likely caused by faulty driver. F6 for raid drivers when prompted and select the location of the drivers and installation would proceed okay. my review here Don't we still have the "30-days to authenticate" option?

Sometimes the installation files try to load files (drivers) that are not needed and the file pops up as an installation error. Helpful +19 Report Viper Apr 20, 2010 at 09:19 PM i have read and I have learnt. What you need to do is slipstream the SATA drivers onto the XP install CD that corresponds to your motherboard. your a life saver man..

But of course even it hadn't been the default, YOU could have set it to AHCI when you got the laptop.