The audio and video drivers don't always come with XP. When I downgraded my PC, it had no sound and had to go driver hunting for them, but I'm not sure if the same drivers will work in this laptop.
When I say it dies, it's because it is now unusable:
When it's turned on it tries to start windows and from here two things can happen:
Flashes some writing that I can't catch since it goes really fast for me, then shows this text, flickering.
!! 0x0000034 !! 245/68824 (_0000000000000000.cdf-ms)
yes, I counted the number of zeroes... After that nothing happens, until I turn it off manually, then this flashes for a moment:
!! 0x0190003 !! 245/68824 (_0000000000000000.cdf-ms)
Finally, the computer sits there in front of me, turned off and mocking me with its glowing red or green eye... (it's the battery indicator...)
After turning it on goes directly
to a black screen thath says "Windows Error Recovery", it doesn't even try to load Vista. My new black screen'd friend gives me these options:
Launch Startup Repair (recommended)
Start Windows Normally
Now, depending on what I choose, this happens
Choosing Startup Repair
Your Computer was unable to start
Startup Repair is checking your system for problems...
If problems are found, Startup Repair will fix them automatically. Your computer might restart several times during this process.
No changes will be made to your personal files or infomratio. This might take several minutes
... and it goes "searching for problems". After waiting some minutes this shows up:
Startup Repair cannot repait this computer automatically
Sending more information can help Microsoft creates soluttions.
- Send information about this problem (recommended)
- Don't send
We all know it doesn't really help to send said info... After either of those choices, I can click finish
, shutting down the laptop, or cancel, which restarts it
Choosing start Windows Normally
Starts loading Vista and you can go back to the [AIH] section from here...
I didn't give information on what the problem with the laptop was because I don't want to fix Vista, I want to format it and downgrade it to XP. Vista sucks, so I want to try my luck freeing
) this poor laptop from Vista.
"I settled for that shriek. Those dull vacant eyes... oiled cabbage stench of her...! [...] You know what? I'm sorry if I'm not gonna do this the way you want me to or the way you might. But I will not make an angel out of someone who wasn't an angel...!" -Chief Tyrol, on his beloved wife.
Have you heard about the saying that goes something like "drunk people and kids tell no lies"? Well, that's just a fallacy.