has anyone had any experince with rebuilding this model that has vista pre-installed>? i want to put xp on it, but it bluescreens before the "F8" options. i have tried making changes in the bios section, but nothing here makes any diffrence?
im wondering if i would need to maybe download a driver for the sata disk, and maybe use the F6 option to add it?
Any suggestions welcomed.
What changes did you make in the BIOS?LithiumKid1976 wrote:i have tried making changes in the bios section, but nothing here makes any diffrence
I'm having the same issues and did some research on the internet and found here about disabling the AHCI.
After reading this I went into the BIOS and from Devices -- ATA Drives Setup I disabled the entry for SATA AHCI. This will turn off AHCI for the SATA connections and they'll revert to IDE compatibility.
Now, while still in the BIOS, you'll have to go to Startup and include the IDE CD & IDE HDD (initially they are excluded). Once I done this I was able to install XP onto the hard drive.
I tried to install the Intel Matrix Storage Manager software, but with AHCI & RAID disabled I wasn't able to install it. I went back into the BIOS to enable AHCI (and RAID) but I wasn't able to boot from the HDD.
It looks like you'll have to have the AHCI disabled to install and from from XP.
Sorry about that, i should have replied earlier, got this sorted about a week after posting.
basically i made the following changes. (had to contact lenovo for help)
1. under Bios, enter into the “devices” Section
2. choose the “ATA Drives Setup”
3. under Here make sure the settings are set as follows
a. External Sata Port: = Enabled
b. Serial ATA: = Enabled
c. Native Mode Operation: = Enabled
d. SATA RAID Enabled: = Disabled
e. SATA AHCI Enabled: = Disabled
f. Hard Disk Pre-Delay: =Disabled
Once i set them to this, i was able to install xp on it.
hope this helps.
ThinkPad T450s, Core i7 5600u, 12GB RAM, Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD.
Previous ThinkPads: T41, T21, 600E
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