I've recently acquired a relatively old, yet (wonder)fully functional, Fujitsu P7010D laptop. It's a 1.10GHz Pentium M, with 1 GB of RAM. I'm no expert in computers so let me know if there's something else that is necessary to mention. Basically it's a 7 year old laptop (since 2005), but it runs just fine. A lovely piece of gear.
I was trying to install a Home Basic edition of Windows 7 on it with no success. Again and again I encountered a problem that only popped at the end of the installation, upon running Windows for the first time. I got a blue screen during "Starting Windows" (its animation never started by the way, FWIW), saying
( A problem occurred ... If this problem persists ... )
The BIOS in this system is not fully ACPI compliant. Please contact your system vendor for an updated BIOS.
Well obviously it's about my BIOS, so I downloaded what probably is the latest update from Fujitsu, which seems to be from 2007 (that's the date in the BIOS Info tab). After going through another Windows 7 installation, the same blue screen appeared again, sadly.
The original Windows XP Professional edition does work completely fine, so is another "Windows Seven Royal XP SP3" that I downloaded from the internet. I only get the error when trying to install Win 7.
Another thing to mention is, I could load Windows 7 on safe mode (hitting F8 during boot up), everything was functional there when I was messing with settings and USB / SD (Secure Digital) devices. No blue screen at that time.
Tried to put it all simply and accurate, I'd love to get some help with that ... I use it in my studies and there's nothing I want more than a comfy workspace on the go everyday and during lectures.
Thanks for any help, I'd appreciate everything. Cheers
1) make sure you are using a legal copy of windows, none of that win7royalXP crap
2) for such a limited platform be sure to load the 32bit version of windows, not the 64bit version. This is likely where things are having issues; your CPU may be 64bit, but the other hardware may not be, and those drivers are killing your system.
Reporting back, as I've managed to install another edition of Windows 7; On my home computer I've been using a Professional edition provided to me by my university. I've figured it was legal to install it into two computers (at maximum), gave it a try and it worked. Drivers are a little problem of course, because they are all very old, so I'll have to find alternatives like Synaptics and Graphics.