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Windows 7: Game issue using XP partition

30 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home
 
 
Game issue using XP partition

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ultraman View Post
Thanks to whoever wrote the guide, i installed 7 and than xp without a hitch, i did have initial problems installing xp though (bsod error), i did some study time and found that i needed sata drivers to install it, and i had to slipstream it using nlite. now im having to hunt down drivers, kind of difficult.i cant find the ricoh 1394 driver, i need it for firewire audio
I think this is my problem as well, since I am doing a similiar install (I have new HP pc with Windows 7 and need an XP partition to play some games that aren't Windows 7 friendly).

Where/how did you get the drivers you need if you don't mind sharing. Also, could you maybe give me a short step-by-step for what you did to get around the issues you had? Thanks!


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30 Nov 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello daverozelle, welcome to Seven Forums!


Have you tried the games in Compatibility Mode
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30 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello daverozelle, welcome to Seven Forums!

Have you tried the games in Compatibility Mode
I have tried, and it makes no difference on the two games I am currently fighting with. Both run in Windows 7, but neither can get beyond a 8-10 fps no matter what version of compatibility I run them in. Viewing the publishers forums, I am faaaaar from alone in this problem. Simple solution is a dual boot system to get them into a true XP environment.

Dual-booting is something I wanted to do anyway.

My problem now, is no matter what XP CD/DVD I use (i have two and even tried a couple from torrentz to test the theory) I get a BSOD as soon as the XP installer finishes loading drivers and tries to start the actual setup executable.

I have tried to stream in my own SATA drivers, but it has no effect. I either have bad/wrong drivers or the error is actually something else.

I am getting the "0x0000007B" error.
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30 Nov 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello.


Have a look at this, at the link below.


Advanced troubleshooting for "Stop 0x0000007B" errors in Windows XP
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30 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Game's won't work - you have integrated graphics and a slow quad-core cpu. You need a dedicated card. What XP games are you trying to run?
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01 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 Home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Game's won't work - you have integrated graphics and a slow quad-core cpu. You need a dedicated card. What XP games are you trying to run?
I figured the dedicated GPU would be a definite bottleneck, but it's still a bit ahead of my old GeForce4500 in the old box.

I finally got XP to install, I had to use nVidia drivers from pack (15.26) to get the right SATA drivers and then installed (15.45) to get the video card and other devices up to date. But again, the dedicated video seems to be a real bottleneck.

The games on hand right now are Assasin's Creed, Far Cry 2, and Aion. Aion runs pretty well though, the other two top out at about 8-10 fps.

I was able to get FC2 up to 28fps avg by dropping to LOW settings and 640x480. LOL

I have every intention of adding a dedicated card by Christmas - I know better than to rely on the onboard video for games. However, I see that my PS is not really up to snuff for anything decent. Anyone know if there are restrictions on PS I can add to the HP box?

I haven't built a pc in about 4-5 years and I know a lot has changed.
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01 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

You need a PCI x16 v2.0 slot to run games as they should be run - I think your slot is v1 so a new system is in order. That being said, I'm looking to build this system, and its fairly cheap but good enough for games @ 1680x1050:

CPU: AMD Phenom II 550 Black Edition @ 3.1GHz

RAM: G-Skill Ripjaws 4GB (2x2GB) 1333MHz

HARD DRIVE: Seagate Barracuda 500GB SATA II 7200.12

GPU: Gigabyte ATI Radeon 5770 1GB GDDR5

MOTHERBOARD: Gigabyte MA 785GT-UD3H

OPTICAL DRIVE: Pioneer DVR-218 SATA II

CHASSIS: Antec Two Hundred

PSU: Antec True Power New 650w

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 OEM

I'm not sure about USD pricing but that just fits what I want to pay, give or take a 100.
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01 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 7 Build 7600
 
 

Im having the exact same problem but i dont think i have nvidia i have intel and i cant seem to get it to work

would u mind telling me how u did it, did u slipstream the drivers?
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01 Dec 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Do you mean nvidia chipset? Use the guide in my sig.
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02 Dec 2009   #10

Windows 7 Build 7600
 
 

Ok after a few days of googling i finally figured out all i had to do was switch my sata controller from ahci to ata in bios setup thanks for the help
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