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Windows 7: trying to dual boot with XP

10 Apr 2011   #11

Win 7 Ult + Starter, XP Pro +Home, 2kAS, Linux Mint 8, SuperOS

Have you a third party partition utility? There seems to be some problem with the partition tables.

I use Easus Partition Master free, the recommended utility here on Sevenforums is Partition Wizard, I think: Partitions - View Hidden Partitions

Remove the partitions completely, and repair any corruption. Then let XP install to an unallocated disk partition as an XP System partition, say the first 50GB. You can make a data partition later, or expand the partition as you please.

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10 Apr 2011   #12


Using Partition Wizard you can check the file system on the HD, then do a HD surface scan with repair checked.

Create and format an NTFS partition, then mark it Active, try install with other HD's unplugged.

We need to know the exact error or fail message or point where it happens.
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