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Windows 7: Trying to install Windows xp on partition of Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 15

15 Jul 2011   #1
nailimexam

windows 7
 
 
Trying to install Windows xp on partition of Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 15

Hi,

I would like to install windows XP on the 44GB partition I made, and have a dual boot system.
But I am having trouble installing Windows XP (pro w/ SP3 and net framework 3.0, and my sata driver slipstreamed)

At first, I just got a blue screen after the disk attempted loading files. Then, I slipstreamed the SATA driver for XP for the EDGE 15 onto the XP installation Disk (There were three .inf files in the driver folder, I only slipstreamed the first one, and copied the driver folder into the image folder, following this guide: SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD).

This seemed to get me past the problem. I was able to format the 44GB partition the disk began installing. Then the computer restarted to finish the installation.
However, during the XP installation, I got a hang up at 33mins. After repeated tries, I get this hang up every time.

I tried disabling as many unnecessary devices in the Bios as I could, but I still get the same hang up.

I tried to find the problem by opening the command prompt and typing setupapi.log (in D:\Windows (the 44GB partition)
However, the last entry in the log was "completed successfully". (The guide I followed using "setupapi.log" was for the 34 min hang up. Since mine is 33min maybe its a completely different problem).

Should I try to slipstream all the drivers onto XP installation disk? (there appear to be over 100 drivers on the Lenovo support page for the thinkpad edge 15)

Any other suggestions?

Thanks.


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15 Jul 2011   #2
gregrocker

 

You really only want the text file for the SATA controller driver, in order to overcome the bluescreen to display the HD partitions for install. Adding other drivers can actually create complications that cause install to fail while installing these drivers, which can be done from the desktop after install anyway.

Have you tried installing your XP programs in Win7 Compatibility Mode,
or virtualizing XP from within Win7 using XP Mode in Ultimate/Pro or freeware like Virtual Box, VMWare, or Virtual Player? These are easier than wrestling with an XPired OS.
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15 Jul 2011   #3
nailimexam

windows 7
 
 

Thank you,

I tried xp compatibility mode in win7, and I tried the virtual "xp mode" os. Both actually made the program run worse (its a very simple real time 2D space hockey game)

The only driver I currently have slipstreamed is the SATA controller driver (the first .inf file listed in the driver folder)

And it gets me past the original problem spot every time. I am able to select the partition, format it, then Xp starts installing, then it restarts comp then I get to a screen that says 39 minutes remaining.

Then it proceeds to "Install Devices" with a little green bar. The green bar gets filled up then disappears, and it seems all devices were installed.

Then it sits at 33 minutes remaining and nothing happens.
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16 Jul 2011   #4
gregrocker

 

Try entering Device Manager during install using this method to uninstall any devices in error, likely the Display driver: Device Manager - Access During Windows 7 Installation

This often will allow the installation to complete so that you can install/update the driver from the desktop.
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16 Jul 2011   #5
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

If you downloaded 80sa08ww.exe this not the F6 driver.

First check for all the Win XP drivers for your hardware on the manufacturer's web site.
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

Your Lenovo has a Intel Sata Controller.
You can download your F6 Sata Controller drivers from here:
For 32bit
F6 Intel Sata Controller


Add all drivers & all Sata controllers.

Trying to install Windows xp on partition of Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 15-capture3-1.png Trying to install Windows xp on partition of Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 15-capture222.png


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16 Jul 2011   #6
nailimexam

windows 7
 
 

Thank you, that was a part of the setup I was unsure about.

So I should choose the multiple driver tab in nlite instead of single, then load those two inf files you showed?

(note I am a bit confused that 80sa08ww.exe is not the right file. There is a readme download that comes with it that describes loading the contents onto a floppy for F6 installation, and I see the exact same folder files as the picture you show, but I will try with the link you gave me.)

Unfortunately I do not have an external usb floppy drive : (, so I'll try the slipstream again.


What do you mean by "Add all drivers & all SATA controllers"

not just the two you have arrows on?

Thanks
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16 Jul 2011   #7
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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I only had a quick look of the download of 80sa08ww.exe, looked wrong, but maybe right on the floppy.

When you get to the inf file, will list about 20 Sata Controllers in each one.

Add the right one or all.
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16 Jul 2011   #8
nailimexam

windows 7
 
 

When I click insert and "multiple driver folder" in nlite, it only allows me to select the folder the files are in not the specific files. Is this ok?

also, when I get to the "Driver Integration Options Window, it no longer appears to have my correct driver listed (I think mine is "Intel(R) 5 Series 4 Port SATA AHCI Controller" which is listed under IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers in the device manager)

Should I go with this and select all drivers even though mine appears to not be listed? or should I select each of the two .inf files individually?

Also, The Intel download from the link you gave me appears identical to the one I downloaded from Lenovo, except the one from Lenovo has an extra folder called "PREPARE" which has a third .inf file named "IMSM_PRE.inf". Is this file important as well?



Thanks
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16 Jul 2011   #9
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Use the add all.
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16 Jul 2011   #10
nailimexam

windows 7
 
 

Even though it doesn't have "Intel(R) 5 Series 4 Port SATA AHCI Controller" listed?


also, what about the IMSM_PRE.inf file that is included in the Lenovo download.

Sry for all the questions, but I wnat to make sure I get ti right this time, thank you for your help
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