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#1 klausfunk

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 05:26 PM

Hello.

Laptop is Fujitsu Siemens Li2727
Not entirely sure whats been done but basically Iv been asked to put a new HD in and install XP.
So... Cant disable SATA in BIOS so I intergrated SATA driver to XP installation using nLite.
Installation went smooth with no problems. Laptop restarted.
Win XP loading screen... Still loading... Still loading... Still loading...
Not frozen. The loading bar continues to move, but gets no further...

Safe mode? No. Freezes up.
USB device attached? No.

Iv entered recovery console and tried "fixboot" and "fixMBR" but still the same.

My first thought was maybe the SATA driver is not properly installed.
But surely it wouldnt read the drive at all right?

Please help! Its a real head scratcher!

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 05:49 PM

So... Cant disable SATA in BIOS so I intergrated SATA driver to XP installation using nLite.


Why would you want to disable SATA in the BIOS?

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 05:59 PM

What's the source of the install? What media provided the files for XP?

I echo the question of fueL.

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 03:49 PM

So the disk runs in IDE mode. XP doesnt come with SATA drivers. It was just a quick way to get it running.

The source files came from an XP disk. It installed fine. No problems there. Its installed on another system without problem.

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 05:07 PM

My intended point...is that files taken from a disk designed for an OEM laptop from another manufacturer or model...may not necessarily work for a different system.

As for the SATA thing...if the system is SATA capable from the beginning...and includes SATA support with the chipset drivers/BIOS...then it's a moot issue of installing SATA drivers in order to install XP. The BIOS of such systems include a feature called IDE simulation/emulation...that allows XP to be installed just as it would be on an IDE drive.

I couldn't find sufficient documentation on the BIOS to tell if the listed computer has such a feature.

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 04:44 AM

Hi.

Thanks for the reply.

The disk is XP Pro SP3. It did not come with a computer. I have it installed on several of my own computers without problem.

Sorry, maybe I didnt go back far enough with the problem. When I first put the new drive in, it was not reconized. So I slimstreamed the drivers from the manufacturers website into the installation. Then the disk was reconized and I was able to install XP.

I am currently trying to conact the owner to see if he can give be some more info on what the initial problems were...

Thanks.

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 05:51 AM

Where did you find XP drivers for that Vista laptop?
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Posted 08 September 2010 - 05:18 AM

Here

http://rapidshare.com/files/117455169/FSC_...amater.rar.html

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 12:11 PM

I spoke to the owner. When it had Vista installed on he said it would be working fine for 5 minutes and then would just "blue screen" he's not very technical minded so I cant really get much more info from him than that! He tried to format and fix it himself (god knows what he did) but couldnt so gave it to me.
I have just tried a bootable Linux distribution called Slax. All seemed to be loading then the screen just went blank.

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 12:25 PM

Oh not sure if this helps but when I try safe mode it freezes on \WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\Mup.sys

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 06:38 PM

It sounds like it could be a hardware problem

Have you tried the F6 method and a usb floppy drive with the intel sata drivers?

The smbus driver would be the critical one also
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Posted 09 September 2010 - 02:28 PM

It sounds like it could be a hardware problem

Have you tried the F6 method and a usb floppy drive with the intel sata drivers?

The smbus driver would be the critical one also



I slimstreamed the drivers into the installation. I kinda hope that would do it.
No floppy and no access to a usb one.

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 05:20 PM

Retry just using the XP disk without nlite, see if it sees the sata hard drive.
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Posted 18 September 2010 - 11:22 AM

Thank you everyone for your help. But Im giving up on this one. Iv tried everything I can and everything suggested but nothing has worked! Thanks again.

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 01:38 PM

Downloading drivers from Rapidshare is just begging for more issues. What kind of lap top is this, and can you provide the exact model number?

Lets try a few things before giving up entirely.

Have you tried this: Support for your Laptop: Download the SATA Drivers and use the F6 Floppy method to create the floppies on a computer with a floppy drive and just send the files to your email.

Edited by cryptodan, 18 September 2010 - 02:21 PM.





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