acer laptop problem

Acer laptop problem i brought this laptop off trade me last week. it came with vista home today i try to install window xp pro it doesn't work the laptop keep restart. any solution???

geek_time3, Feb 25, 11:17 am

Have you set the first boot device as your cd/dvd rom?

geek_blitzem1, Feb 25, 11:18 am

Yes Yes

geek_time3, Feb 25, 11:19 am

What are the specs of the laptop? Is XP`original or copy?

geek_blitzem1, Feb 25, 11:22 am

The cd is original acer aspire 5100, 80hdd,1 gb ram.

geek_time3, Feb 25, 11:25 am

How far do you get into the installation?

geek_blitzem1, Feb 25, 11:27 am

What model Acer? XP drivers aren't available for some of them.

geek_peg228, Feb 25, 11:28 am

Not far once i c the blue window setup screen the laptop start to shut downso weird never crossed this problem b4

geek_time3, Feb 25, 11:29 am

Model No: BL51

geek_time3, Feb 25, 11:33 am

..The screen prior to formatting?

geek_blitzem1, Feb 25, 11:36 am

NoNo

geek_time3, Feb 25, 11:38 am

..So you managed to format the drive.
Did you setup a manual or automatic installation?

geek_blitzem1, Feb 25, 11:41 am

I think my hdd is broke because i cant acess to my hdd. is automatic installation.

geek_time3, Feb 25, 11:43 am

..can you get into your bios & see the drive?

geek_blitzem1, Feb 25, 11:44 am

Yes i can get into bios Bios dont have an option i can test my hdd

geek_time3, Feb 25, 12:06 pm

.Can your bios see the hd? Does it show primary drive details?

geek_blitzem1, Feb 25, 12:08 pm

Is Vista still installed on the drive? that your trying to install xp on.

geek_got2bin2win, Feb 25, 12:11 pm