Blue screen when trying to install windows

November 30, 2011 at 08:20:06
Specs: xp pro, Intel i5
I have an ibm thinkpad T410 that keeps giving me the blue screen when i try to install xp from scratch
I Put xp in drive the laptop boots from the instalation disk
Copys all the drivers and stuff then says starting to load windows then boom blue screen anyone got any ideas
The laptop is a i5 processor 4gig ram and 160 sata hdd
Help please thanks ppl

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November 30, 2011 at 08:28:54
Have you loaded the sata drivers when prompted? (it should say "press F6 if you need to load a 3rd party SCSI or RAID driver"). XP doesn't have built-in sata drivers (though SP2 did improve on this it still occasionally needed them) so you have to download them from the drive manufacturer's website, if they are available.

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November 30, 2011 at 09:42:28
You either need to change the SATA setting in the BIOS to "IDE compatibility" (or similar) or you'll have to create a new XP disk with the SATA drivers slipstreamed into it. This has been explained numerous times, in detail, in the XP forum (& others).

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