I have never done this before and I would like some kind help on this subject.
A costumer brought me his brand new :
"Lenovo Thinkpad SL500" (Type 2746 6 CS Product ID :27466CS)
(exact descripcion: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/product.do?template=/product.do?template=%2Fproductpage%2Flandingpages%2FproductPageLandingPage.vm&sitestyle=lenovo&brandind=10&familyind=422516&machineind=422656&modelind=438213&partnumberind=0&subcategoryind=0&doctypeind=9&doccategoryind=0&operatingsystemind=343518&validate=true
Packed with a preinstalled Windows Vista Home (Spanish) OS. He wants do downgrade to Windows XP (Spanish). When I insert the Windows XP CD and boot from it, it starts loading setup as expected but then after a while I get a bluescreen. I was told by tech support that AFTER installing the XP OS I would need to install the SCSI drivers for the notebook to work as expected... do you think I was told wrong? I should do this while setup is loading and asking to press F6 to install SATA or RAID dirvers ? Anyone knows about this problem ?
I also know that this notebooks have a hidden HDD where it saves a Recovery image of the preinstalled OS. I dont care about that partition. I was asked to install a clean and fresh copy of XP. The costumer doesnt want any Vista on his notebook.
Anyone who can help? Is there maybe a software that allows me to format all partitions and then lets me do this clean install of WXP (spanish)?