06-02-2011 12:38 AM
yeah .im trying to install xp pro on my machine...but after copying some xp files...machines makes a reeboot and showing bluescreen....anyone please share any info ....what changes i need to setup bios.....
M58 - 9728-ATG
thaknks for u r help.....
06-02-2011 02:27 AM
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06-02-2011 05:44 AM
We had a similar problem with our M58 PCs. The problem is the SATA harddrives. When you are installing the OS, XP has no clue what SATA hard drives are (since SATA was developed after XP). Switching the BIOS to compatibility mode usually solves the problem. If you are in the situation we were in, you didn't have this ability as it wasn't available in the BIOS. You will have to slipstream your XP install and add in the proper SATA drivers for XP to read so it can detect the HDs and read to them.
06-02-2011 05:53 AM
I looked around and found the documentation that I created for my fellow techs in case we run into this problem again. Ignore the pieces where I mention a specific PC. I hope this helps solve your problem.
How To Slipstream SATA Drivers Into XP CD
The reasoning for having to do this because the SATA drives were developed after XP was first released. So when installing XP, it has no idea what a SATA drive even is. Therefore, you can not install XP and you will likely blue screen when it tried to detect the drives. Follow the steps below to create a new ISO XP CD containing the drivers that you will need.
1) Download and install nLite on a PC with the capability to burn CDs. This program can be found here. This program gives you the ability to insert additional preloaded drivers into the install of windows and will also give you the ability to create the ISO that you will burn to a CD for the install of windows.
2) Find the SATA drivers for your PC and download those files. For the Lenovo M58P 9964, you can find those drivers here. If that is not your machine, you will need to find those files and download them to an easy to find location on your machine.
3) Create a folder on your desktop and name it something like “Windows Installation”. For now, nothing will go in this folder.
4) Insert your XP installation CD into your machine and load the nLite program. After loading, it will ask you to locate the windows installation that you would like add items to. Click the “Browse” button and browse to the XP installation CD on your machine. Select those files. It will then ask you for a location to save these files. Save those files to the newly created “Windows Installation” folder that was created on your desktop. The program will now copy over all install files into this new folder.
5) After all files have been copied, hit the “Next” button located on the bottom of the screen.
From this screen shown above, select both “Drivers” and “Bootable ISO”. This should now turn the red icons located on the left to green icons. Click the “Next” button.
6) The next screen will prompt you to select the driver you would like to install. Click the button located in the lower right hand corner to select “Multiple Drivers”. Browse to the folder location where you saved those drivers and select the driver that you will need to load. The driver for the Lenovo M58P 9964 is the “Intel® ICH10D/D0 SATA AHCI Controller”. Select the driver and hit “Next”.
7) Confirm that you want to start the process. nLite will now insert those drivers into the windows installation. After this is done, hit “Next”
8) After this, you will be brought to the page to create the ISO and burn the CD. First, insert your blank CD into the CD drive. Second, select from the screen options to “Create ISO”. Inform it to proceed, select a name for the ISO and create the ISO on your desktop. After this is done, we will want to burn the ISO to disk. Select from the dropdown that you want to “Burn ISO to Disk” and tell the program proceed. This will likely take 10-15 minutes to burn to the disk.
9) After the disk is created with the ISO burned to it, you will be free to insert that CD into the machine that you would like to install XP onto. The install process should no longer blue screen as the drivers should preload with the install startup. If it still blue screens, you may have selected the wrong driver selected for your drives.