Topic: [Help] - Has anyone else seen this? HP Ultrabook SpectreXT problem

We have a new machine the HP Ultrabook SpectreXT in our environment.  We have been using the UBCD4WIN for a number of years to recover data, fix errors, etc. very successfully.  I am unable to boot the new machine.  I get just past the “starting Windows XP” and the machine powers off.  I updated the drivers to the latest from, same problem.  I also tried to build a completely new CD with just the base, included drivers and had the same problem.  I did that in hopes of getting an error I could trace. 

I have a Windows 7 live CD (built with winbuilder PE) that works to boot the machine.  I can’t move to Win 7 due to some specialized tools we use.  They are XP only.  My suspicion is that it is a chipset issue, but I can’t tell for sure.  Any suggestions for any additional troubleshooting or ideas on how to ID the problem? 

Re: [Help] - Has anyone else seen this? HP Ultrabook SpectreXT problem

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It's probable that you have a UEFI instead of a common BIOS.  UEFI machines format the boot drive as GPT and XP can't boot to GPT.
You should consider having Win7 installed as the host OS and use XP in a virtual environment (VirtualPC, VirtualBox, VMware, etc.) … x?mfr=true

GPT disks are supported only by Windows XP 64-Bit Edition. You cannot move GPT disks to computers running the 32-bit versions of Windows XP. From Disk Management on computers running a 32-bit version of Windows XP, GPT disks appear as basic MBR disks with a single partition covering the whole disk, but the data on the partition cannot be accessed. … Structures

Partition Structures

The partition types must match the firmware of the computer. You can install Windows® 7 and Windows Server® 2008 R2 on hard disks that are based on any of the following types of firmware:

Basic Input/Output System (BIOS). Uses the Master Boot Record (MBR) partition structure.

Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) Class 1. Uses the GUID Partition Table (GPT) partition structure.

Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) Class 2: Uses the GPT partition structure. Also includes a compatibility support module (CSM) that enables you to use BIOS functions, including the MBR partition structure. This module may be enabled or disabled in the firmware.

Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) Class 3: Uses the GPT partition structure.

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