It could be almost anything, but basically you need first thing to get a BSOD, so that we know what the issue might be.
If I get it right, you had a 0x0000007b BEFORE, but NOW your XP reboots without giving you the time to read which BSOD it is.
You need to disable autoreboot, see here:
and post the BSOD STOP ERROR code, first thing.
That's great. Thank you for thinking of that. I didn't know it was possible. I pressed F8 and saw the option to "Disable the automatic restart on system failure"
Now instead of restarting it stops with STOP: 0x0000007B
I thought I fixed that. I obviously didn't.
I copied the XP install CD to a hard drive in the root folder of C:\XP2
I found the name of the driver required for this new PC M90P at: http://www-307.ibm.c...ocid=SF10-D0118
I thought it was pretty clear for the M90p "The correct choices are in BOLD."
SATA AHCI Controllers:
Intel® 5 Series / 3400 Series SATA AHCI Controller
I found the instruction on how to use nLite at:
What you need is the actual version of
nLite (you get it here) and
the suitable (=extracted) Intel textmode drivers you want/need to integrate.
The choice of the correct textmode driver depends mainly on the OS you are going to install, whereas the exact name of the Intel Controller of your mainboard is less important for the driver choice, because the actual "Intel® Rapid Storage Technology" (RST) resp. "Intel® Matrix Storage Manager" (MSM) packages are supporting all common INTEL ICH7-10 and 5 Series SATA AHCI and SATA RAID Controllers of all Intel chipset desktop and laptop mainboards (users with an Intel ICH5 or ICH6 SATA Controller have to use an older or a customized driver package).
What you need for the later integration are the extracted necessary Intel S-ATA AHCI/RAID Controller drivers. Since the complete Intel RST/MSM packages have a big size (due to the included Console software) and are not easy to extract, I recommend to download just one of the small driver packages, which are already prepared for integration purposes.
a ) For Intel ICH7R/M, ICH8R/M, ICH9R/M, ICH10R/D or 5 Series S-ATA AHCI and RAID Controllers:
If you are going to install the 32bit version of Windows XP or Windows Server 2003, you will just need one of the following actual 32bit Intel textmode drivers:
Users, who know the Intel SATA Controller specification of their system, and owners of an SSD should download Intel's latest official 32bit RST driver v10.1.0.1008 dated 11/05/2010 from here:
>32bit Intel RST textmode driver v10.1.0.1008 WHQL<
Within those instructions it gave a link to the exact driver at:http://www.mediafire...r35hqm3qffyphk9
Unzip and store the driver folder of your choice somewhere (caution: don't use any personal Windows folder like the Desktop for storage purposes!). Depending on the OS you are going to install, you will just need the 32bit or 64bit driver version.
2. Processing with nLite:
Copy the content of the clean source CD (XP, XP x64, W2k3 or W2k3 x64) onto your hdd.
Run nLite and point to the directory where you have copied the OS source.
You can use all nLite options, but you have to use the tasks "Integrate Drivers" and "Create Bootable CD".
When you come up to the task "Drivers", hit the "Insert" button, use the "Single driver" option and point to the content of the driver package you have downloaded and extracted at first step. Click onto one of the shown INF files (it doesn't matter which one).
If you have integrated the appropriate drivers (supporting ICH7-10 Controllers) you will get the following or rather similar "Storage Device Textmode Driver" popup window with a big variety of different Intel Controllers:
At this point you have to decide, which Intel Controller(s) you want to get installed by clicking onto the suitable Controller(s).
a ) Make sure, that the "Textmode driver" Mode is enabled.
b ) You can and maybe have to highlight more than 1 Controller.
Have a look into your mainboard manual to find the exact name of your S-ATA Controller and search for it within the list.
Click onto the Intel SATA Controller(s), which is/are suitable for your mainboard BIOS settings regarding the Intel S-ATA ports (SATA RAID or SATA AHCI), your mainboard chipset (ICH7, ICH8, ICH9 or ICH10) and your system ("Desktop"=PC, "Mobile"=Laptop, Server or Workstation).
If you are not sure, which of the listed Controllers are the suitable one(s) for your chipset, you can enable all of them (Windows Setup will find and install the correct driver). This tip is only valid for users, who had prepared an Intel textmode driver, which belongs to the "Intel® Matrix Storage Manager" series!
Use the other options of nLite, if you want. It is a good idea to additionally integrate the Intel INF Update Utilty named Intel® Chipset Device Software as normal device (=PnP) driver. You can download the actual INF driver package from >here<.
Since Intel's EXE package usually is voluminous and not easy to be extracted, I have prepared and uploaded a small driverpack for you, which contains just the actual official driver files you will need for the integration of the Intel chipset device "drivers" (Notice: they are not real drivers, but just information files).
You can download a small package containing just the latest Intel INF "drivers" v18.104.22.1687 prepared for the integration from >here<. Unzip it and integrate the "drivers" by pointing onto any of the various INF files you will find within the folder. It doesn't matter which one you choose - nLite will copy them all anyway.
Let nLite create the ISO file.
As last step the ISO file should be burned as bootable CD. You can either let nLite do this job or take a burning tool like Nero.
It listed the exact controller that the Lenovo page said it was.
I just ran a program called siw.exe in Win7 that is on the same hard drive. If I am reading it correctly for Intel AHCI Controller it says the driver is called:
Intel Matrix Storage Manager driver - x86
Under Devices for IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers it has:
Intel® 5 Series/3400 Series SATA AHCI Controller
I just noticed that the driver version it talks about in the article is:
The driver version installed on the PC is:
I don't know if the version makes a difference.
What could be wrong with what I did?
Edited by docfxit, 04 April 2011 - 10:00 PM.