Installing Windows XP Pro on lifebook E780

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Installing Windows XP Pro on lifebook E780

Postby almeida80 » Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:27

Hi all

I am trying to install windows XP pro SP3 on a Life book E780. after the install install process where it loads all the necessary drivers and then says windows is starting. i get blue screen of death with 0x0000007B (0xF78D2524,0xc000034,0x00000000,0x00000000).

has anyone successfully install xp on this model of laptop?

any help would be greatfull

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Re: Installing Windows XP Pro on lifebook E780

Postby amater » Thu Sep 16, 2010 14:31

XP works very nice on E780.

Off the top of my head I'd say that this is a problem with the sata hdd. Go in to BIOS settings and go to Advanced > Internal Device Configurations and set the following settings accordingly:
Serial ATA Controller Enabled
SATA Controller Mode Opt. Enhanced
AHCI Configuration Disabled

Then save the settings and reboot the system. Now it should boot into windows and everything should work ok. So this means that if you want to use AHCI, you'll have to update the SATA hdd driver. One way is to modify the XP installation CD using nlite. The other way is to update it in Windows. Don't know why but I usually prefered the 1st option. Google is your friend and will assist you in this process if you have problems.

Hope this helps.
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