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leo_joel
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Why can't I install windows XP on my lenovo 3000 N500 4233-53U?

Hi everyone I need some help, why can't I install windows XP on my lenovo 3000 N500 4233-53U? When I boot on win XP and after it load some files it wont continue it become blue screen and shutdowns? Thank you...
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Re: Why can't I install windows XP on my lenovo 3000 N500 4233-53U?

Hello, had the same task these day´s. This is my solution.

 

1. Create a custom Win Install-CD with nLite www.nliteos.com and
include Win ServicePack 3
2. Change the Bios setting of the harddisk from AHCI to IDE
(Native WinXp doesn´t really support AHCI-Mode)
3. When the XP installation is finished, download and install the "Intel Matrix Storage Manager Driver for Windows XP, Vista (32bit) - ThinkPad"  http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-70477
Follow the "If you do not have a diskette drive...." instruction

 

If it does not work with step 1 and 2 and you still have a blue screen while installing, include the drivers to your nLite Install-CD

 

Currently there are problems with downloading drivers from the Lenovo site.. ...so if you cannot download the driver package...send me a message I´ll send it to you by e-Mail.

 

Best regards
Christian

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Re: Why can't I install windows XP on my lenovo 3000 N500 4233-53U?

Hi, Christian, I have had the same problem.

My solution was  to switch in the bios to IDE insted of AHCI.

 

But my problem is now : I cannot dowload any driver from the lenovo-page.

I always get the message : "No download available ".

Please, can you email me the drivers?

 

Thanks Uwe

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Re: Why can't I install windows XP on my lenovo 3000 N500 4233-53U?

The drivers page is going through routine system maintenance. It will be up and running soon.

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leo_joel
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Re: Why can't I install windows XP on my lenovo 3000 N500 4233-53U?

Thank you very much Christian i'll try that, can you email me the drivers.

There is also 1 problem I encountered i'm not sure if it is beacuse of the service pack 3 or because of the hard drive when it gets too hot, I can not restart or turn off my laptop, thats why reinstall the XP supplied by lenovo and I dont install the service pack 3 and I improvised I put a big fan at the back of my laptop, and now I can turn of my laptop. Thank you...

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Re: Why can't I install windows XP on my lenovo 3000 N500 4233-53U?

Hi Christian can you also email me the Intel Matrix Storage Manager Driver for Windows XP, Vista (32bit) - ThinkPad, it's not also available in lenovo. Thank you very much for your help...
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Re: Why can't I install windows XP on my lenovo 3000 N500 4233-53U?

leo_joel - It is not advised that you post your email address on any public forum. Such actions can result in receiving lots and lots of junk mail to your inbox. Just a suggestion, but you should remove it from your post.

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Re: Why can't I install windows XP on my lenovo 3000 N500 4233-53U?

Hi thanks for the advise but how can I give my email add to Christian? Sorry i'm new here. Thanks...
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Re: Why can't I install windows XP on my lenovo 3000 N500 4233-53U?

You can send him a PM. Click on his user name and click on "send user a private message".

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Re: Why can't I install windows XP on my lenovo 3000 N500 4233-53U?

Hi guy´s,

the download site is up again and you can download the driver directly from the IBM/Lenovo site.

@Uma157 After you installed the "Intel Matrix Storage Manager Driver " you can switch back to AHCI and enjoy the benefits of the AHCI Mode

Regards
Christian

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