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Windows 7: Installing Windows XP Pro for the 2nd time and failed


12 Mar 2010   #1
paulpp

windows 7
 
 
Installing Windows XP Pro for the 2nd time and failed

Hello like you guys/ women may have seen before roughly about a month ago i posted a topic which stated i got the blue screen of death when trying to install windows xp pro. I tried a series of different options such as installing from the cd and installing from a usb. I gathered the thought it was my disk even thouggh it worked fine on other systems so i managed to get hold of a another Windows XP Pro disk and just tryed to install it and the same result happened.

I put the cd rom in it goes through the first section of the installtion where it shows on the bottom of the screen what drivers it is loading etc then it says sarting windows and then crashes with a blue screen.

I have no more ideas what i can do to install this onto my laptop and any help would be highley appriciated,

Regards Paul


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12 Mar 2010   #2
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi.

Have you already read this - Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
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12 Mar 2010   #3
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpp View Post
Hello like you guys/ women may have seen before roughly about a month ago i posted a topic which stated i got the blue screen of death when trying to install windows xp pro. I tried a series of different options such as installing from the cd and installing from a usb. I gathered the thought it was my disk even thouggh it worked fine on other systems so i managed to get hold of a another Windows XP Pro disk and just tryed to install it and the same result happened.

I put the cd rom in it goes through the first section of the installtion where it shows on the bottom of the screen what drivers it is loading etc then it says sarting windows and then crashes with a blue screen.

I have no more ideas what i can do to install this onto my laptop and any help would be highley appriciated,

Regards Paul
Paul:

There are many things it could be... SO MANY!
  • Could be bad CPU, mobo, ram, PSU, CD/DVD ROM, ...basically could be nearly any piece of hardware in the system.
  • 2nd bad CD? <-- slim chance, but still possible... but you also tried a bootable usb, right?
  • Perhaps you have a 64 bit XP and are trying to install on a PC that cannot run 64 bit...???
Ive been building and fixing PCs for nearly 20 years. If I were in your shoes, here's what I'd do:

1st thing I'd check would be the physical connections between everything...

Remove and re-insert every stick of RAM, do the same with every expansion card in the system. Always follows proper precautions to prevent ESD. (electro-static discharge... aka: static electricity).

Check every single connector from PSU, every drive data cable.

Check the fan/heatsink on cpu, the PSU as well...

Have you done any hardware changes to this system, recently? If so look to them first...

If nothing above works, try removing any add on cards. Disconnect unnecessary drives, card readers, etc... Then try the install again.

What version of XP and many have an included Service Pack... SP1, SP2, SP3. Which is yours? What bit version???

Hope something in here helps...

And even though you are trying to get help for xp on a win7 forum... we wont hold it against you!



Oh... something else you could do to easily rule out many HW issues is to see if an alternate OS will install. Try one of the many free Linux distros like Ubuntu... (they're free!) If Linux loads successfully, you will know it isnt a hardware issue!
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12 Mar 2010   #4
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FZ21Z View Post
Hi.

Have you already read this - Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
FZ:
I didnt see anything in OP to indicate a dual boot...


Paul:
Is this a dual boot scenario and Win7 is fine?

Or are you only installing XP???
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12 Mar 2010   #5
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darryl Licht View Post
FZ:
I didnt see anything in OP to indicate a dual boot...
Me neither, but this is a Windows 7 forum after all, and after reading this thread they started - http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...n-booting.html, was just making the suggestion.
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12 Mar 2010   #6
paulpp

windows 7
 
 

Ok heres the answers to the questions:

1) I have got windows 7 installed which i installed about 6 months ago and works fine so it will be a dual boot

2) I have installed many different operating system on my laptop in the past such as linux, ubuntu etc and i only installed this a month ago after the first installtion failed so im 99% its not a hard ware fault. I have also never disembled my aptop or changed any hard ware around etc.

3) The first cd is just xp pro alone and the second cd has sp3 within it im sure

and sorry about posting it in the wrong section but everyone here is really helpfull and bengings i have got windows 7 installed on my laptop then i thought a sneeky post would harm lol

Hope this answered your questions,

Regards Paul
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12 Mar 2010   #7
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Have you tried making an ISO with one of the XP disks and burning it to a USB drive so it can be installed from that?
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12 Mar 2010   #8
paulpp

windows 7
 
 

That would not make any difference though would it?

if i can install other dfisks and two of the same disks are not working then there must be soemthing wrong my my system files i'm presuming

Regards Paul
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12 Mar 2010   #9
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpp View Post
That would not make any difference though would it?
Depends where you got them from, and how damaged the disks are, I'm not sure, it could be the/a file/s on the XP disks causing a crash, or simply a user error.

If you've followed the steps correctly here (Method 2) - Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP, then it should be plain sailing.
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12 Mar 2010   #10
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

The most common reason for the failure you describe is that the newer SATA hard drives do not have drivers in the XP installer.

Check in BIOS first to see if SATA controller can be set to IDE-emulation and this might not be necessary.

There are two ways to install the SATA controller (from the chipset, or Google it): \

Using a floppy drive (yes, XP is that old) with driver unzipped onto floppy, browse for the driver from the F6 prompt during driver-loading phase at the very beginning after installer boots.

If no floppy, then you'll need to slipstream the SATA controller driver into XP installer and recompile the ISO: How To Slipstream SATA Drivers Into XP CD
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