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Windows 7: Strange behavior when installing 2nd OS

24 May 2009   #1
merkat106

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1
 
 
Strange behavior when installing 2nd OS

Here's the scenerio: Windows 7 7100RC is installed on my custom PC. I wanted it to dual boot XP Pro x64. I shrunk the Win 7 volume to be able to create a partition for XP. Everything's good so far.

I insert the XP Pro x64 disk and reboot. XP begins to load. The install gets all the way to the point where it asks about where to install it. I indicate the new unformated partition I made. I tell setup to format the new partiton, then all of the sudden, the computer shuts off - dead. It does not reboot!!!

Confused, and remembering that Vista doesn't install on more than 4gb ram, I remove half the ram in the system from 8gb to 4 gb.

I then retry to install XP Pro x64. This time I only get to the partition listing before it shuts off.

I then power it back on and let Windows 7 load, the boot loader hadn't yet been damaged from XP. It is stable...and its been on now for roughly 25 minutes. So I know that no hardware is shorting or being defective.

What is going on here?


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24 May 2009   #2
merkat106

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1
 
 

More info: Googled my issue.
* Hard drive is not bad - drive is brand new, had it for less than a day, and runs win 7 fine (even after having been cloned from a previous older drive)
* RAM - if any was bad, then I'd have problems with win 7
* Mobo - maybe a month old, and works correctly or I would have problems with win 7
* Install disc - is a burned copy, probably the cause, but not sure why it would work all the way up to said point.
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24 May 2009   #3
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

not sure buddy, im having trouble getting windows pro x64 on mine too, as soon as its done loading the files, i get BSOD :S..

Enzo.
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24 May 2009   #4
slithernet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Retail RTM, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

You have to install xp first and then win7. Always go old OS to new OS.
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24 May 2009   #5
merkat106

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1
 
 

Should I dual boot Linux instead of XP?
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24 May 2009   #6
slithernet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Retail RTM, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

I havn't done a duel boot with win7 and linux yet, u should do some research on the flavor ur gonna install and make sure the bootloader works with win7
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24 May 2009   #7
slithernet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Retail RTM, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

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