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#1 rayg1022

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 08:18 PM

I'm trying to put Windows XP on my laptop and in the middle of installation it just shuts off.. Any ideas?

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 10:06 PM

Hello You might try here!!http://support.toshiba.com/support/modelHome?freeText=1998634



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Posted 09 May 2014 - 10:12 PM

Been there and done that... i can install windows 7 with no problems but I install windows XP it shuts down in middle of install. Just doesn't make sence

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 11:38 PM

Hello! I guess I'm not sure what your trying to do?? Are you try to dual boot your Toshiba??

I'm probably over my head here!!

http://gigaom.com/2009/08/07/a-dual-boot-debacle-with-windows-7-and-xp/



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Posted 09 May 2014 - 11:50 PM

No I'm trying to install a fresh copy of windows XP. I don't understand how I can install windows 7 without any issues but when I install windows XP right in the middle of the installation it shuts down.

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 12:52 AM

Hello! I'm not sure why you want to down grade to XP. Support has stopped for XP, which will make you more vulnerable to to malware, ect. in the future. I really don't think you can do that, but I don't know for sure. Sorry! Every thing I have seen on the internet about down grading is not  simple.

If the PC came with W7 and now you want to down grade to XP; not sure it can be done. I suggest Google "Down grading from W7 to Xp"

Good luck! Maybe you will get better answers later???



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Posted 10 May 2014 - 01:25 AM

What are you using to install XP on your PC??



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Posted 10 May 2014 - 09:09 AM

What's the source used for this install effort?\

 

Do you have a valid license to install XP?

 

Depending on the system, there may be no XP support.

 

Are you attempting a clean install...or is Win 7 still on the system when you attempt your install?

 

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 09:23 AM

I am not sure if this is your problem but the computer has a SATA drive and the XP install disk does not have native SATA drivers. Try setting your BIOS to IDE mode instead of AHCI and see if the install will finish.

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 09:24 AM

I'm doing a clean install of windows xp. Legit




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