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Windows 7: Windows XP installation Problem in Lenovo B570 Laptop


02 Jan 2012   #1
azeem12

Windows 7 Ultimate N 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 
Windows XP installation Problem in Lenovo B570 Laptop

Hi, I have run into a problem. About two days ago i bought new system (Lenovo B570) DOS-BASED. When i tried to install Windows XP in it it did not let me do this and crashes within installation. I am describing in following steps how and what problem i faced during installation(please note that Windows XP CD has no problem):
1- I put Windows XP CD and laptop successfully booted with Windows XP Setup.
2- Setup Successfully copied all windows files to hard disk.
3- After step-2, rather moving on next setup screen, blue window appears have a long error description. The key point in Error message was something like this:
"An unexpected error occurred and setup needs to shutdown" then nothing happens...
I have tried with 3,4 XP CDs but same result!!!
I am wondering that is there any need of BIOS setting required?
I have gone through on some article and someone mentioned there that, to install XP on lenovo machine SATA configuration must be set to IDE rather than ACHI(in BIOS)!!!
Can you suggest my to the right decision, what should i do?
Thank You.


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02 Jan 2012   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

First check for all the Win XP drivers for your hardware on the manufacturer's web site.
Lenovo Support - Drivers & Downloads
If your Win XP CD, does not support your Sata Controller, you will need to load drivers to uses at F6.
Load Sata Controller drivers with a floppy disk is the best way.
SATA Drivers - Load in Windows XP Setup on Dual Boot
OR
SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD

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i bought new system (Lenovo B570) DOS-BASED.
What OS is installed?
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02 Jan 2012   #3
azeem12

Windows 7 Ultimate N 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

At this time, NO operating system is installed on system. Its empty!!!
And i only need to install Windows XP in it.
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02 Jan 2012   #4
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

The drivers in the XP CD are not modern enough for the SATA controller on the Lenovo.

Try using an SP3 XP CD for your exact retail version, or add in the SATA drivers during install or to the XP CD as Theog posted above.
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