Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker
Quote: Originally Posted by theog
You have five partitions.
Which is why he needs to delete both 4 & 5 in Disk mgmt, then create the fourth Primary using XP CD or free Partition Wizard bootable CD, correct?
I believe this is only possibly the problem, since XP will sometimes store boot files on first Primary partition - though there might not be enough space on SysReserved. But it could still be the SATA driver issue, so the steps given should be tried.
From What I see here it looks like C: is the Win 7.
is not being used, delete logical partition (W) and expand (V) to include the space used by (W), then delete (V) and expand (C) to included the old (V) and (W)
The Shrink (C) by the amount of space you want for XP ( I used 80g), create a new Primary partition with the new free space.
So Basicly remove all expect for System (1) and C: (2), epxnad all into C: the shrink C by the amount you want for XP and create new primary for XP -
That should leave you with only three partitions.