07-14-2011 11:01 PM - edited 07-14-2011 11:59 PM
I have just bought a ThinkPad x220 (4293-AA6) with no OS installed. I am trying to install Windows XP (32-bit), but have not yet been successful.
I have carefully followed section in the User Guide called "Installing Windows XP", but this has not worked for me. In summary, the procedure I followed was:
The result is a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) just after the setup screen says "Setup is starting Windows", with the error message:
"STOP: 0x0000007B (0xf78d2524,0xc0000034,0x00000000,0x00000000)"
Other things I have tried:
But I always get the same BSOD.
I have also tried installing Windows 7 (64-bit), which also failed! It booted into the installation program, but then it stopped and said it couldn't find a driver for a CD/DVD drive. After installing the appropriate 64-bit Lenovo IRST driver and rebooting, this resulted in the following Blue Screen of Death: "STOP: 0x000000F4 (0x0000000000000003,..."
Is anyone able to help me with getting Windows (XP or even 7) installed? Any help or ideas would be much appreciated, and I'm happy to provide more information/tests if needed.
Thanks in advance,
07-14-2011 11:03 PM
07-15-2011 12:41 AM
07-15-2011 03:20 AM
It is a very pity.
Look at this support page:
Also, if you use USB drive look at followed page where you'll find several advices:
07-15-2011 05:00 AM
07-15-2011 05:07 AM
07-15-2011 05:15 AM
07-15-2011 05:52 AM
Oh, perhaps I should emphasise that this X220 model comes with the "160GB Solid State Drive". Perhaps that needs a different driver or something...??
SSDs are Advanced Format disks, which XP does not know anything about. Please read the white paper which can be found here.....
This will give you guidance on what to do.