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XP on a new Toshiba Satelite?

Discussion in 'Windows - General discussion' started by peterbj7, May 25, 2009.

  1. peterbj7

    peterbj7 Member

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    When I try to load XP on my new Vista-equipped Satellite L305-S5920 I get the blue screen of death. Anyone any ideas on how to get around this?
     
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    did you delete the partition, make a new partition & format it?
     
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    I first installed a new unused HD and tried to install XP to that. My logic was that I could always reinstall the Vista HD in the event of a terminal problem. Blue screen.

    After talking to Western Digital I removed the HD totally and tried to run XP from the CD. Blue screen again, at precisely the same point. WD concluded that there was something on the motherboard that was preventing XP being run, though they had no suggestions as to what.

    That's when I phoned Toshiba and after doing the usual rounds finally got through to someone who both understood what I was asking and was able to give an answer. Not that the answer was very useful - "this model will not run XP".

    Logically I don't see that, but I can't see how to proceed any further.
     
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    Can you suggest how I install it then? A normal install just results in blue screen, every time.
     
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    Try installing your drivers before XP install starts.
     
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    ***Putting XP on your system might void your warentee***

    First you've got to download the proper drivers for XP.
    You'll need to burn them on a CD or put them on a USB stick.

    Here is the Url(s) for the drivers;
    http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/modelContent.jsp?ct=SB&os=&categ
    ory=&moid=2241928&rpn=PSLB8U&modelFilter=L305-S5920

    Atheros Wireless LAN Driver for Windows XP (For the laptops WiFi)
    http://cdgenp01.csd.toshiba.com/content/support/downloads/driver_wifi_atheros_27763A.exe

    Intel Display Driver for Windows XP (The display drivers)
    http://cdgenp01.csd.toshiba.com/content/support/downloads/driver_video_intel_28283A.
    exe


    Realtek Audio Driver for Windows XP (Audio drivers? This might be optional)
    http://cdgenp01.csd.toshiba.com/content/support/downloads/driver_audio_realtek_28284
    A.exe

    You also need an archive extractor, like Winzip(www.winzip.com) or
    WinRAR(www.winrar.com) to extract the setup driver files.

    ***Installing Windows XP***

    Ok, first, put in your Windows XP cd.
    As soon as you boot up the computer, press F2 to go to the startup utility.
    Go to the advanced tab.
    Switch the "SATA Controller Mode" to [Compatibility]
    Press F10(Save and exit)
    When the computer is booting up again,
    press F12,
    The boot manager will start up.
    Select CD/DVD.
    Press ENTER.
    Now you can install Windows XP.


    This is a guide I wrote for a guy on FatWallet. I just C & P'ed it here.
     

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