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Windows 7: dual boot windows 7 and xp installation problem

07 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 8 Pro
 
 
dual boot windows 7 and xp installation problem

Hi,

I tried installing windows xp on my dell laptop running windows 7.The installation started but soon i got the error message
"setup is stopping to prevent any damage to your computer.check your hard drive to make sure its configured properly.run sfc on your hard drive etc etc

STOP:0x00000007(0XF78D2524,0X000000034)"

Is it coz i have to install drivers for my SATA hard drive so xp can recognise it or is problem something different???

btw my windows 7 is running normal without any problems and i am trying to install xp in another partition on my internal HDD.

thanks in advance


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07 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

1. On start up press F2 OR DEL to enter BIOS.
2. Expand the "Hard Drives" section.
3. Go to "SATA Operation"
4. Change this from "RAID Auto/AHCI" to "RAID Auto/ATA".
Your system's BIOS might be slightly different .
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07 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Changing AHCI to ATA in bios somehow corrupted my windows 7 installation and got me start up repair option.I had to reset SATA back to AHCI for normal operation of windows 7.what to do???
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07 Mar 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello dreamer!


You are on the right track concerning drivers.

There are 2 options, first; leave AHCI set for Windows 7 and set it to IDE for the install of XP, then you would have to set AHCI/IDE in the BIOS every time you wanted to start one or the other, a major PITA in the long run, take my word for it.

Second, leave it set as AHCI and slip the XP SATA drivers into the XP installation media to get XP to install successfully, have a look at this tutorial at the link below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD
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07 Mar 2011   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

First check for all the Win XP drivers for your hardware.
Dell - Drivers and Downloads

If your Win XP CD, does not support your Sata Controller, you will need to load drivers to uses at F6.
Load Sata Controller drivers with a floppy disk is the best way.

SATA Drivers - Load in Windows XP Setup on Dual Boot
OR
SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD
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07 Mar 2011   #6

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

I did look at the tutorial,it seemed a bit complex towards the end.I am a little bit apprehensive about taking the plunge.

Thanks all for your replies.
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07 Mar 2011   #7
Microsoft MVP

 

You can try this: Solved Switch AHCI TO IDE (Tutorial HowTo) !!! - Vista Forums

First set a System Restore point, and for extra peace of mind I would save a Windows 7 backup image externally: Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

If it fails, System Restore and try it over again to make sure you did it correctly (check your work closely).

If it fails twice, System Restore and consider running XP virtually using Virtual Box, XP Mode (for Ultimate), Virtual Player, etc.
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07 Mar 2011   #8

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

I am seriously looking at virtual box solution for my win XP needs


thanks all again for your valuable replies
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07 Mar 2011   #9
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again, be sure to post back here with any further questions.
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07 Mar 2011   #10

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

@barefootkid for sure i will ask some more as this forum is treasure trove of windows knowledge
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