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Windows 7: I installed XP after 7 successfully .. but there is just one problem

25 Jul 2011   #1
dyedcorduroy

7 x 64bit, Xp x 32bit
 
 
I installed XP after 7 successfully .. but there is just one problem

Hi,

I installed XP after 7 successfully .. but there is just one problem that just doesnt go away ... In 7 (basic OS of my laptop) windows is installed on Drive 'C', all my data is on Drive 'D', next is recovery Drive 'F', and Windows XP on Drive 'G' .. but when i log into Windows XP, all partitions work fine .. only the Drive 'D' (of windows 7) shows as an empty drive .. i have over 250 gb data on this partition .. but nothing shows .. i am able to open it but cant see anything (when logged into windows XP) .. when i hover the mouse over it, it doesnt even show the partition size and used and free space etc .. Plz help with this ..


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25 Jul 2011   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello dyedcorduroy, welcome to Seven Forums!


Does the partition have a drive letter in XP?


Before we make any specific recommendations will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire Windows disk management drive map with a full description as to which drive/partition is which, so we can see what you have going on as there may be a fairly simple way to resolve the situation.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a maximized snip of that.

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25 Jul 2011   #3
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Did you check with HP, before installing Win XP.

General XP Downgrade Guide for HP Laptops - HP Support Forum
NOTE: Please read this thread fully.
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25 Jul 2011   #4
WiFi Ed

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1, Ubuntu 11.04 x64
 
 

Justa cautionary note. I believe that if your XP installation "sees" your Windows 7 installation and gives it a drive letter, XP will remove or delete or in some mysterious way, screw up your Windows 7 system restore points.

Windows 7 recognizes and respects XP's system restore points, and the XP drive can be safely given a drive letter as seen from Windows 7, but XP does not respect Windows 7's. At least, this has been my experience.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/12...ot-delete.html

The above link applies to Win7 as well as Vista...
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25 Jul 2011   #5
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WiFi Ed View Post
Justa cautionary note. I believe that if your XP installation "sees" your Windows 7 installation and gives it a drive letter, XP will remove or delete or in some mysterious way, screw up your Windows 7 system restore points.

Windows 7 recognizes and respects XP's system restore points, and the XP drive can be safely given a drive letter as seen from Windows 7, but XP does not respect Windows 7's. At least, this has been my experience.

System Restore Points - Stop XP Dual Boot Delete - Vista Forums

The above link applies to Win7 as well as Vista...
System Restore Points - Stop XP Dual Boot Delete - Vista Forums
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26 Jul 2011   #6
dyedcorduroy

7 x 64bit, Xp x 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello dyedcorduroy, welcome to Seven Forums!


Does the partition have a drive letter in XP?


Before we make any specific recommendations will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire Windows disk management drive map with a full description as to which drive/partition is which, so we can see what you have going on as there may be a fairly simple way to resolve the situation.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a maximized snip of that.
How to Upload and Post a Screenshot and File in Seven Forums


Yup, the partition has a drive letter 'D' in XP.

I am uploading 2 snapshots each from XP and 7. One is of Disk Management and the other is My computer View.

I hope this helps u finding a solution for my problem ..

Another problem : There is no SOUND/AUDIO when i log into Win XP. I cant hear anything and neither does the sound icon appear. Looking into the Device Manager i found a yellow icon with "IDT High Definition Audio CODEC" .. No drivers are available on Hp site for Win XP for my Laptop .. Did many hit & trial methods but to no avail .. no matter which driver i try it always comes up with this "This Device Cannot Start. (Code 10)" ...


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26 Jul 2011   #7
dyedcorduroy

7 x 64bit, Xp x 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Did you check with HP, before installing Win XP.

General XP Downgrade Guide for HP Laptops - HP Support Forum
NOTE: Please read this thread fully.

Nope i did not .. just did after reading ur post .. .. tell u what, even if i had read it earlier, still i wud have gone for dual boot with xp ..
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26 Jul 2011   #8
dyedcorduroy

7 x 64bit, Xp x 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WiFi Ed View Post
Justa cautionary note. I believe that if your XP installation "sees" your Windows 7 installation and gives it a drive letter, XP will remove or delete or in some mysterious way, screw up your Windows 7 system restore points.

Windows 7 recognizes and respects XP's system restore points, and the XP drive can be safely given a drive letter as seen from Windows 7, but XP does not respect Windows 7's. At least, this has been my experience.

System Restore Points - Stop XP Dual Boot Delete - Vista Forums

The above link applies to Win7 as well as Vista...

Thanx for the heads up .. already took care of it ..
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26 Jul 2011   #9
gregrocker

 

Trace the exact sound device make/model to then search it's XP driver using this tool: Hardware Identification

When you made space for the XP partition you must have converted to Logical which means the HP Recovery will not boot if needed to run full Factory Recovery from boot. Logical should be used for data partitions only as only Primary can be marked Active to host System boot files.

This may be one of the anomalies we see sometimes from Dual Boot via System Reserved where XP requires it to have a letter.

Try fully permissioning and sharing D from within 7: Take Ownership Shortcut
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03 Aug 2011   #10
dyedcorduroy

7 x 64bit, Xp x 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Trace the exact sound device make/model to then search it's XP driver using this tool: Hardware Identification

When you made space for the XP partition you must have converted to Logical which means the HP Recovery will not boot if needed to run full Factory Recovery from boot. Logical should be used for data partitions only as only Primary can be marked Active to host System boot files.

This may be one of the anomalies we see sometimes from Dual Boot via System Reserved where XP requires it to have a letter.

Try fully permissioning and sharing D from within 7: Take Ownership Shortcut

Hi,

Thanx for all the help .. I got it done Finally .. Here's what i did:

- I needed to re-install Win XP on a primary partition ..
- I already had 3 primary partitions .. so i had to delete one of them which turned out to be HP Tools ..
- And i also deleted the recovery partition ..
- Then i re-installed XP creating a Primary partition .. and it actually worked like magic .. ..
- And for the drivers for XP on my system (Hp Pavilion DV6-3140se) i found few of working drivers using 'Driver Genius' and for the rest i took help of 'www.driveridentifier.com' .. specially for the audio drivers ..
- Now I have a dual boot of Win 7 with Win XP .. .. everything in perfect order ..

Once again thanks for all the help u guys extended for my problem .. Cheers.
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