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Windows 7: Windows XP SP3 Will not Install

05 Jun 2011   #1

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Windows XP SP3 Will not Install


I have been trying to Install Windows XP SP3 onto a new HP Pavilion P6537C that came factory loaded with Windows 7 Home premuin 64 bit. I am trying to do the dual boot setup. I have read all of the instructions for doing this on these and other forums, I have made several nlite discs and I have tried the XP disc without modification. I get the same result everyway I try it. The XP seems to go through the motions of the begining of an install it looks like it is writing all of the drivers to memory and when it gets to where it says stating to install windows I get a BSOD error "STOP: 0x0000007B" I have tried to trouble shoot this error but I have had no luck. Is it possible I need a miniport driver and a SATA Driver? Can anyone tell me how I would find out? I can give more details I just thought I would start with the basic problem for now.
Thanks Michael

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05 Jun 2011   #2

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First check for all the Win XP drivers for your hardware.
You can check your HP/compaq PC here:
General XP Downgrade Guide for HP Laptops - HP Support Forum
NOTE: Please read this thread fully.

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
SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

Use EasyBCD 2.0 in Win 7.
Download EasyBCD 2.0.2 - NeoSmart Technologies

A bit more reading.
BCDEDIT - How to Use
System Restore Points - Stop XP Dual Boot Delete - Vista Forums
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