11-22-2010 07:18 PM - edited 11-22-2010 07:35 PM
I am trying to install Windows XP on a thinkpad X201, Machine type 3249-CTO and after booting up with the Windows XP installation disc, I get the error:
i386/ntkrnlmp.exe could not be loaded
Error code 7
Has anybody else had this problem and has anybody found a fix for this yet.
Edit: System has 4GB memory. I read that 32bit OS will not read more than 4GB, or even report 3.5 due to how the memory system works, however I haven't heard of an install not working at all under these conditions. I'm installing the 64bit version and it's working, however, I would like to get the 32bit working if possible.
11-24-2010 04:58 PM
Since your hacking your computer anyways, have you tried running EasyBCD on Windows 7. Supposedly, you can mount a virtual hard disk like the one that comes with xp mode, and boot into it from the Windows 7 boot manager. I played with it a little and I was able to boot from an ISO in the Windows 7 boot manager. I cannot do the XP mode thing, because I think TrueCrypt is getting in the way. If you do not use TrueCrypt, it may work for you. Then, you can have Windows 7 with an XP mode virtual and physical interchangeable if everything goes right. If you got nothing to lose, it looks promising.
11-24-2010 07:11 PM
either the bios settings are wrong or you have a faulty ram chip.