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New PC Won't Boot from Old XP CD

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Joe3000, Apr 25, 2012.

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  1. Joe3000

    Joe3000 Thread Starter

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    I've just bought a new laptop (Lenovo Z470) with no OS apart from DOS.

    I have an old Windows XP CD that I am trying to boot from and install on the laptop but I get an error message after a few minutes of the setup.

    It says "A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

    More text...

    Run CHKDSK /F to check for corruption."

    When I try to run CHKDSK /F I get this error message:

    FAT32 not currently supported.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks tech guys.
     
  2. fairnooks

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    Do you know if you have XP drivers for the laptop if you do get XP installed? Might be a pointless exercise otherwise.

    My guess is that if you have an old retail disc of XP and a newer laptop, you first need to slipstream the XP disc to SP3 so it will recognize some of the newer types of hardware that has come along since the time of the version of XP you're trying to install. PCIexpress for one and I'm sure there are others; probably can switch hard drive controller to IDE compatible in the BIOS hopefully or else you'll need specific XP drivers for the SATA controller before you can install to the hard drive.

    If its a really late model laptop your chances for success are almost infinitely better for getting Win7 installed.
     
  3. flavallee

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    Here is the drivers and downloads site for the Lenovo IdeaPad Z470 laptop.

    It appears to have device drivers for both Windows XP and Windows 7.

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    It's a newer model laptop and supports up to 8 GB of DDR3 RAM.

    I agree with fairnooks you should install Windows 7 instead of Windows XP.

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  4. Joe3000

    Joe3000 Thread Starter

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    Thanks. It came with a Win 7 driver disc.

    Should I install the drivers on that website on to the computer before I try and install XP?

    I'm not really sure how to do that from DOS!

    Thanks.
     
  5. flavallee

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    You can't install the drivers before you install the Windows operating system.

    Any needed drivers will need to be installed after you install Windows.

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    If it came with a Windows 7 disc, why are you wanting to install Windows XP?

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  6. Joe3000

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    That makes sense.

    I don't have a copy of Windows 7. Only XP so I tried to install that as that is all I have.
     
  7. fairnooks

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    Since you can get drivers, you can try slipstream updating the XP disc to SP3 and see if you can either get the SATA drivers picked out of the driver set and slipstream them in as well, or be able to use IDE compatibility in the BIOS and give it another shot. nLite is the place to go for slipstreaming info/program.
     
  8. Joe3000

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    Thanks I am now on SP3. Still no luck though.
     
  9. fairnooks

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    Same exact type of error results and/with the SATA controller in compatibility mode?

    If so then I would try Ubuntu just to see if it will install to check for a possible common hardware problem. If Ubuntu installs fine then I don't know what the problem might be with XP.
     
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