I have an old NEC Japanese laptop Lavie C PC-LC6000J34DR a P3 with just 256MG (2 Chips) of RAM The CD ROM dose not work and it has a problem with the CMOS. On boot up I get the message at the post screen that the hibernation file is incorrect (even without a hard drive)
It was running XP Pro with problems and I updated it to SP3 and it failed to boot, it just get to the screen with the bar going across the screen and no further. I formatted and loaded 98 (via the HD in another lap top then reinstalled in this laptop) and that worked well, but only 98. I tried to load windows XP to a second partition and it would just get to the loading scree and stay there. I tried to upgrade 98 and the same result.
I reformatted, loaded 98 again, then tried to install 2000 pro. it froze half way through the install with the dotted lines. I am able to start 2000 in safe mode but not in normal. XP will not start in safe mode it freezes at the end of the driver load list.
I have a flash drive, and a cable to connect the HD to my XP Pro P4 PC but can only add things to the HD to then install in the laptop.
Is there something that I can disable to get 2000 and or XP to boot and not freeze half way?
I hope I have given you enough information. I can only find some information on the Japanese site of NEC and the Google translation is not that much help.
I hope someone here can assist me.