04-07-2013 10:09 AM
I just pruchased a Lenovo G580 as a replacement for my mom's old PC. She's 77 years old and does not wnat to learn a new OS (quite understable). So I got the G580 with FreeDOS only and wanted to install Windows XP on it.
I used my installation CD (Windows XP Pro SP2 32 Bit). The installer started to examine the hardware but the very moment it says "starting up Windows" I'll get the Blue Screen of Death...
I did a clean install of XP on a desktop PC, installed SP3 and all updates, plus the Lenovo drivers from this homepage for Chipset, video card, etc. etc. Then I tried to clone the whole thing with Clonezilla.
Guess what? - Didn't work either (I guess because the installed Lenovo drivers weren't activated)...
So - what is needed to get it going? What Windows XP version is necessary for the G580?
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04-07-2013 10:22 AM
Hello and welcome,
Try going to BIOS and setting the SATA mode to compatibility.
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04-09-2013 08:09 AM
So - here I am again.
What worked yesterday in a test scenario with a freshly installed Windows XP Pro SP3 32 Bit does not work now with the "real" machine to clone (which is Windows XP Home 32 Bit SP3).
I did make sure the SATA mode is set to "Compatible" in the BIOS.
But here again the Lenovo gives me a Blue Screen after showing the Windows Logo briefly. The original machine runs just fine...
I used Clonezilla disk to disk mode and I get the same result, when I try to boot from the USB drive.
Any other ideas what switches to tick for a success???
04-01-2017 05:29 PM
Cloning the hard driver from one machine to another will not work unless both are exactly the same, using the same hardware right down to memory and chipsets.
To get XP loaded, use the SP3 version, load all the drivers for XP, then reboot and sign in. Once signed in, copy only the documents, music and photos and move them from the old computer to the new computer over network connections. Break the file transfers down to a few files at a time to make sure all move across without error.