Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have a Lenovo B430 notebook, which I'm trying to format to Windows XP SP3 Professional, 'cause of some driver problems in Windows 7.

The notebook boot the CD fine, but when try to show the screen where I choose how to format gives me this screen though:

enter image description here

Also I record the whole thing which you can watch it here:video

What do I have to do to format this notebook ?

share|improve this question
You do understand the driver problem will likely exists with Windows XP also right? Looking at the BSOD in question it looks a hardware conflict. It looks like the hdd is to blame. Furthermore Lenovo B430 has drivers for Windows 8 which means, it very likely, the device DOES NOT support Windows XP and even comes with Windows 7 preinstalled. – Ramhound Oct 26 '12 at 13:20
Why don't you just solve the driver problem? – Ramhound Oct 26 '12 at 13:28
@Ramhound when you said that this device does not support Windows XP you mean that I cannot install it in this notebook ? Where did you get this info ? About the driver problem it would be very expensive, 'cause the software which is given me this trouble works only in XP. – Valter Henrique Oct 26 '12 at 13:36
up vote 0 down vote accepted

The solution to my problem was to set to compatibility mode the SATA drivers and set then back when finish my formatting.

enter image description here enter image description here

share|improve this answer

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .