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Windows 7: 7 and XP dual booting problem

01 Nov 2010   #1

windows 7 64 bit
7 and XP dual booting problem

I am trying to dual boot windows 7 and XP but I keep running into the same problem. Windows 7 was installed first and I am now trying to install XP. I partitioned my hard drive and then I inserted the Windows XP installation disk and the "Install Windows XP" option is greyed out. I rebooted my computer and booted from the disk and got the following error message:

"A problem has been detected with windows and has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it is properly configured and terminated. Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer.

Technical Imformation:

*** STOP: 0x0000007B (0XF78D2524,0x0000034,0x00000000,0x00000000)"

Im sure I do not have a virus.

Has anyone esle run into this screen before and if so how do you fix it?

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01 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits

Hi xTamx420 and welcome to SevenForums.
Maybe that that screen has prevent you to get into trouble. Dual booting is not as simply as partitioning the disk, insert the CD and install the new OS, especially when a new version of windows has been installed first . I don't know how much about dual booting you know, but in this forum there is a really good tutorial about it. This is the link > Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP. Read the method 2 entirely and carefully. Any doubts maybe will be better to post them there. Hope it helps.
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01 Nov 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP


The error is likely due to the XP CD needs SATA controller inserted at the F6 prompt during the initial driver loading phase. But you need a floppy drive to do this or else you have to slipstream the driver in using this process: SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD

The error can also be because the SATA controller driver in BIOS is set to AHCI meaning an AHCI driver is needed if available. So check that setting in BIOS setup. But you can't now change the setting to IDE mode because Win7 won't start.
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