08-05-2008 07:18 PM
I installed XP Pro SP2 on my Y410 by switching to Compatibility Mode in the BIOS. I'm trying to switch back to SATA Mode but I am unable to do so because the BIOS does not give me that option.
Any help would be appreciated.
08-06-2008 04:01 PM
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08-09-2008 11:24 PM
09-24-2008 07:15 PM
I have the same problem when try to istalled Windows XP in my Lenovo E42G laptop. I went to BIOS Set Up Utility and trying get into SATA, but there was NO option or menu to go the that. What can I do?
Thank you for any help,
09-25-2008 01:28 AM
You'd use nLite to integrate chipset drivers in your XP disk.
Download chipset drivers (Intel or Lenovo - no difference), run their install and when the install window shows press Win+R, type %temp% and search for folder that contains unpacked chipset drivers. Copy this folder to another location.
Download nLite, copy all files from your XP installation CD to some folder and then follow instructions of nLite.
02-22-2010 01:39 PM
This does not address the issue with lacking the ability to switch back between "compatibility" mode in the bios. You will need to resolve that via an update or which ever means you find effective.
However, after you get that taken care of you do not need to reinstall your OS if u get the BSOD from lacking sata drivers. If you load win in compatibility mode it will run with out any sata drivers. Is the performance drastically effected? not sure. There is usually no reason to keep a sata drive running in compat mode though, that is more for diag or legacy type systems or older IDE drives. If you find that you installed xp for example in compat mode then you will need to download your sata drivers and install them then reboot your system. When you reboot you will need to switch your mode back to "AHCI" or you will get the BSOD. I just wanted to make sure you know you dont have to reload your system if you have this problem. Just update the drivers and then change the mode in the bios to "AHCI" then your good to go. I did this on a test machine just to verify before posting.
The moral of this story is "dont load your os in compatiblity mode". Just get your drivers when you do your initial install of xp or use nlite as suggested.
The following is straight out of the support doc for the sata drivers:
A Blue Screen error will come up on the Windows preload when these models boot
with "Compatible" mode instead of "AHCI" that is modified from the BIOS Setup/
Config/Serial SATA menu. This is caused by an absence of a compatible driver
on the Windows preload. Stay "AHCI" mode when you boot Windows preload.
02-22-2010 01:43 PM
Here is some more info I took from another forum. Please note this is not my own but may help clarify some of the questions earlier in this thread. Most of this is relevant to this thread.