I 've finished installation of winxp for my laptop with full driver. i don't if there's a problem with driver sata because sometimes my screen turns into a blue screen with white letters then the system restart automatically.
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This laptop has a SATA hard drive. The problem is that XPinstallation CD does not have a SATA driver, unless you have a SATA drive on adisk etc. and can install the driver when XP asks for a hard drive driver then,XP cannot detect the hard disk and therefore won't install XP.The FIX.Go into the BIOS anddisable the SATA drive (enable IDE emulation), this will make XP think it is aIDE/PATA hard disk. Then you can install XP normally. When Windows hasbeen installed then install all the device drivers (including the SATA driver),then shut down and boot up and got into the BIOS and enable the SATA drive.
put winxp cd in tray at boot up press F12 - right-arroweto CD icon --> Enter winxp should go into install you'll probably need a version of winxp that can recognize Sata hdd. or hae sata drivers handy.
Prepare a Bootable XP Disc installer. At first go to BIOS Setup to Boot First Priority the CD/DVD Rom Drive. After that disabled SATA or RAID Configuration. The Bootable XP Disc Installer could not go on when you don't disable the SATA or RAID Connection. Don't worry that you are thinking it would not detected the SATA HDD by Bootable Disc but it is. Then follow the instruction. Good luck!
If your laptop is still under warranty, installing WinXP will void the warranty. It's very tricky. I'd suggest getting another PC with Internet connection and search and download drivers as needed for your 1525. Good luck.
vista is the os with my laptop, but I nneed to be in WinXP
i have install winxp in mine today, go to your bios, ide configuration, advanced, sata operation mode: COMPATIBLE. and you'll be ok , if your winXP has sata driver on the cd....let me know if you'have prob.