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Install XP on 44GB partition of Thinkpad Edge 15 (windows 7

Install XP on 44GB partition of Thinkpad Edge 15 (windows 7

Postby nailimexam » Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:20 pm

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 (SP2).

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 in the "{app}" folder).

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, it wouldn't let me get into C: or F: (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?

Any other suggestions?

Thanks.
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Re: Install XP on 44GB partition of Thinkpad Edge 15 (windows 7

Postby yeshuas » Fri Jul 15, 2011 7:48 pm

are you still able to get into Windows 7
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Re: Install XP on 44GB partition of Thinkpad Edge 15 (windows 7

Postby nailimexam » Sat Jul 16, 2011 7:24 am

I get back to windows 7 using the win 7 boot cd and repairing the boot via the cmd prompt (bootrec /FixBootMgr etc)
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