I managed to get hold of a IBM Think Centre S50 desktop PC, formatted the C: drive and tried installing WinXp. The installation worked well till 42%, and when auto restarted, the computer appeared with the IBM screen and then just powers down. I tried re-booting many times, but it would just switch off.
After opening the cover and removing the battery for a while, installation continued till the end, but everytime now the PC is booted, I get the IBM screen, then error message saying "press F1 to continue or F2 to enter set-up.
If F1 is pressed to continue, the computer just powers down, won’t login to windows. F2 takes me in BIOS and thats all.
Any ideas why Win XP just wont auto load from HDD direct for me (set correct in bios)? I have installed XP many times, but 1st time come across this.
Do i need any sort of bios update or serial 80a ATA driver for the chipset to make it work?
Any help will be much appreciated.