removed and reinstalled the toolbox several times with no luck..
tried using different settings in the bios..and as expected the os didnt boot....not at the point yet where i feel like doing a reinstall of the os.
.net 2.0, 3.0, 3.5 and 4 are all in my add/remove programs list....along with various service packs.
In order to boot in AHCI mode after an OS install, you must perform a simple registry change described here:
I've done this myself on several PCs and it works just fine.
running XP if that matter...and im already in AHCI mode via the bios and XP drivers...are you saying i can go backwards via registry, reboot (w/bios changes) and it should work?
okay..so i tried the toolbox on another machine (same machine hardware, with XP as well) and it works fine...so there is something up with this particular machine and the XP configuration?!?!
any ideas would be helpful...i checked for the .NET installs, checked bios settings, and both are same between the two laptops.
When you installed the Toolbox, did you notice that it also installed .NET Framework 2.0, which is required for the Toolbox? Check your installed programs from the Control Panel if you aren't sure.