08-24-2011 10:50 AM - edited 08-24-2011 10:54 AM
I am trying to install WinXP 32 on a T420. It seems to be looking for a SATA driver as once it loads up the setup program, it goes to a blue screen.
I have tried downloading the SATA drivers off the drivers site, but out of the 4 to choose from none (using F6 to use an additional driver) of them seem to work.
Anyone have any thoughts?
08-24-2011 12:55 PM
You could change the SATA mode in BIOS to compatibility mode and then install Windows XP that should prevent the blue screen during install. After Windows is installed download the "Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver for Windows XP (32 bit)" (filename 83im15ww.exe) and run this file to extract the driver. After the extraction run "C:\DRIVERS\WIN\IRST\PREPARE\install.cmd", then shutdown the computer. Now enter BIOS en re-enable SATA AHCI mode and reboot the computer. If asked for a driver for this device when the computer start point to the directory "C:\DRIVERS\WIN\IRST" for the driver. This way should work and give the same result.
08-24-2011 05:27 PM