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BSOD installing Windows xp (Toshiba laptop)

Hi Experts.

I have a "old" laptop (Toshiba qosmio f50-114). It was born with Vista but i have formatted the hard disk using fdisk. If i try to install windows xp on it I get BSOD when the setup process is about to start.

So it is copying all the files and then when is is about to start the installation wizard or what it is called. I get a BSOD.

If i try and install Vista again there is no problem. But i really would like to install windows xp because many old games for children is only working on XP or later versions of windows.

Can some one help?

I have read something about setting up the hard disk in the bios, but that is not a option in this bios :-(
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TobiasCommented:
Dear,

For install Windows XP on your laptop you need to include the driver of your hdd.

See this :

http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=37549

If you need more help on how to include the driver, don't hesitate to ask.

Regards
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DCRAPACCESSAuthor Commented:
If i visit their web site I can only find drivers for Vista and W7. Can they lock a computer to only work with specific operations systems?
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DCRAPACCESSAuthor Commented:
Hi MadShiva,

I need a little more help :-)

Should install vista first in order to install the driver?

And where do i find this driver?

I have read the tread from your link, but was not able to find the driver.

But thanks for using your time to help me with this issue.
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TobiasCommented:
1) Download the driver with the link of intel (my last comment)

2) Follow the tutorial with the link below, to recreate one CD that contain the driver :

http://www.proposedsolution.com/howto/create-windows-xp-cd-sata-drivers/

3) Install XP like normal with the customized CD


 (maybe it's not the good driver there's two different one in the intel website)

PS: If you have a floppy drive, you could put your driver in the floppy and the press the good button when starting the windows install.

Good luck
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DCRAPACCESSAuthor Commented:
Thanks, i will try this when i get home from work today.
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MPJHornerCommented:
GO into BIOS and change SATA mode to 'IDE' NOT achi or raid.
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DCRAPACCESSAuthor Commented:
Hi MPJHorner,

I don't have that option in my BIOS :-( maybe if i update my BIOS with the latest version it would be possible. But not with the current one.
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bright12Commented:
What you also can do is to clean the hard disk using the Ultimate Boot CD using a program that will erase the hard disk completely. I noticed in the past that when I needed to install Win XP on a system where Windows 7 was installed Win XP wasn't able to install. After erasing at least 500 Mb of the hard disk Win XP was able to install.

Maybe this will help you.
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DCRAPACCESSAuthor Commented:
Hi MadShiva,

What if i don't have a "A working Windows XP PC", is there another way to install it then?

But right now i'm installing Vista just so i can update the bios and install the driver from Intel.

Then hopefulle i can get it to install XP if i boot the cd after doing all this :-)
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Don ThomsonCommented:
From my experience - If you formatted the HArd Drive and it didn't come back and tell you that you had bad sectors (don't do a quick format - do a full one) then your problem is more than likely bad memory. Check the memory using memtest booted from a cd first.

The only time I've ever had to install a "Driver" for a hard drive is on a server running a raid controller. However - you may not be able to install an OEM copy of XP as they really are designed for specific motherboards - especially true of Dell. Also - just another note - even if you do get the XP to install - how are you going to get it activated? Every copy of XP, Vista, or Win7 is licensed to only a single machine - no exceptions. If you could find a full retail version - then you may be okay - but don't try to install an XP copy from another machine - BSOD is almost guaranteed.  The full retail version will have enough drivers that it can recognise 99.99 % of the hardware out there - at least enough to get you to the point where you can install the unique drivers like chipset and nics and video/audio. The OEM Disks just have enough drivers to install on their own hardware in most cases
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DCRAPACCESSAuthor Commented:
Hi DTHConsulting, it is a retail version. It has worked on every other computer except this one :-(
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TobiasCommented:
Hi DCRAPACCESS,

If you update the BIOS and then maybe you will have the option for changing to IDE.

If you don't have the option, then you need to create the CD installation with the driver "inside" the CD. Not installing on the vista and then reinstall windows xp it will not work.

Windows have a lot of driver but most of the time there's a lot of driver missing specialy the driver for the hard drive that use new technology. (it's why you find the option on the BIOS).

Regards
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nobusCommented:
make an install cd with the sata driver slipstreamed into it ; then start the install from it :
http://www.wikihow.com/Slipstream-Your-SATA-Drivers-Into-a-Windows-XP-Installation-CD-Using-nLite
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DCRAPACCESSAuthor Commented:
Thanks nobus, i will try this when i get home today
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DIIRECommented:
Yes, MadShiva and nobus are right, you need to create a slipstreamed XP install cd with the driver on it.

If the driver is an .exe do the following to extract the driver files to a folder called Drivers on c:\ >  save the exe file directly to c:\ > then type the following,

c:\driver.exe -a -a -p c:\driver

Change "driver.exe to the actual name of the of the driver .exe downloaded e.g. iata55_enu.exe

For detailed instructions on how to create a slipstreamed XP install disk (to save me typing it all again, lol) , please see the link below - post #2:

http://www.pchelpforum.com/xf/threads/reformat-drivers-problem.67311/#post-365847

Just substitute the drivers you need for your sata controller.
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DCRAPACCESSAuthor Commented:
I followed this guide: http://www.wikihow.com/Slipstream-Your-SATA-Drivers-Into-a-Windows-XP-Installation-CD-Using-nLite

And now it installing witout any BSOD :-)
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nobusCommented:
tx - don't forget to close this Q when you need no more help
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DCRAPACCESSAuthor Commented:
Closed :-)
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TobiasCommented:
I have exactly say the same answer than nobus, before.

Not fair.
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DCRAPACCESSAuthor Commented:
Hi MadShiva, you are right, sorry!

The link you send just mentioned that i needed a working XP computer in order to make the new installation cd. I did not have any working XP computer so that was the reason that i did not try that guide.

Whould you accept it as fair if i request attention on this Post and then split the points between you and nobus?
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TobiasCommented:
Hi DCRAPACCESS,

Or a working Vista computer :)

It's ok no problem the important is that your problem is solved.

Regards
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DCRAPACCESSAuthor Commented:
I have requested attention on this post so you can get half of the points. But yes the important thing is that i got it to work :-) And hopefully others can use this post as well if they have the same problem. If it was legal i would share my install disc as a iso file for other people to use.
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DCRAPACCESSAuthor Commented:
250 points each
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