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Registered: ‎06-09-2010
Location: Slovakia
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Q180 and Windows XP



I am not able to install my Windows XP Professional SP3 (original oficial CD - no crack or warez!) usin USB bootable instalation (as my Q180 configuration comes without DVD drive). I have preinstalled Windos 7 HP but I didn't like it so I decided to do my WinXP instalation but everytime I try it it ends up after a while uppon initialization process of the instalation in BSOD with code error 0x0000007B (0xF78D2524, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000) which should be problem with the HDD MODE set to AHCI so one needs to set it to IDE, but in the BIOS there is only ID Emode so it should be OK...can anyone tell me what is wrong here? I also formated whole internal 500GB HDD but no success, still the BSOD (see, I know I lost my Windows 7 that comes with it but I really do not need and do not want it cos it is really bad OS from my point of view + besides I have my Windows XP SP3 that I really love and since there are official drivers for WinXP on Lenovo site for this model I was 100% sure that there will be no problem at all...but oh boy I was so wrong!). I even further disable all periferies (except USB) in the BIOS, no success, again the BSOD - ANY HELP, PLEASE? :-(((

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Registered: ‎11-02-2011
Location: India
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Re: Q180 and Windows XP




Welcome To Lenovo Community


Please change the SATA configuration option to compatible


Then Try installing Windows XP



Hope This Helps






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