View Full Version : I've followed the various XP installation guides
04-17-2007, 01:00 AM
I've followed the various XP installation guides on here like this one http://www.tabletpcbuzz.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=33583
but it always hangs after the dos portion of the XP install. Everything seems to be ok initially...completing the dos portion of the XP install...then it tells me to press enter to restart. After the restart is when it hangs with only a blinking cursor.
I've spent about 2 days now, going through the complete process countless times, but with the same result. Anyone have experience with this?
04-17-2007, 01:32 AM
Hello this is the way I got my LT P600 running on windows XP Tablet edition...
I hope you will be up and running very soon
04-17-2007, 12:04 PM
Hanging after the DOS portion, more commonly with a NTLDR missing message,
is typically caused by BIOS geometry mismatch between your tablet and
your PC. DOS and XP have different degrees of sensitivity to the mismatch,
so while DOS boots fine on the file system, XP hangs on it. This has to do
with which OS's boot block is installed. Thus you see everything seems to
work fine up until the point where the NT boot block is installed.
There are several solutions to this problem, and how far you have to go to
overcome it depends in some way on the nature of the mis-match. The ultimate
way is to find a way to partition and format the drive on the tablet itself,
but often just being able to do a "sys" on the tablet itself while in dos mode
will do that job - though not always. The link you provided pointed to a thread
where the suggested solution was to put the drive back into the pc, figure out
the BIOS geometry the pc gives it, stick the drive in the tablet, and manually
configure it to match the PC's geometry in the tablet's BIOS. You should give
that a try and see if that helps.
04-18-2007, 09:33 AM
Thanks for the replys. After 2 days following the various install guides on here, I could not get past the Dos portion of the install. I tried the suggested methods to try to resolve the Bios geometry issue but to no avail. At wits end, I tried Acronis Disk Suite10 for the hell of it... and I'm happy to say that it worked[^]
I wiped the HD clean (zeros) and then made a 4 gig partition and formatted, all with Acronis. Sys'ed the drive, copied loader files, i386 folder, etc. Worked without a hitch.
Will post details on my install if anyone is interested.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.0 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.