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Windows 7: windows xp wont install in dual boot

12 Sep 2011   #1

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windows xp wont install in dual boot

hi guys - ive got a dell inspiron 530 with windows 7 64 bit....ive used the tutorial on here on how to created a partition of 10gig so i can install windows xp onto it. When i insert the windows xp cd, all files are copied but when the system reboots and trys to continue installin windows xp i get error message "a disk raed error occureded press ctrl+alt+deltete to restart"...ive tried about 5 different versions of xp but all the same..have i also lost my windows 7 ?..hope not cos i never made a backup..please help..ta

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12 Sep 2011   #2

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Do a Strartup Repair:
Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times


EasyBCD is best used in Windows 7.
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12 Sep 2011   #3

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ok ta..used startup repair...windows 7 i back up and running, but wht wont windows xp install in the partition that i created ?...may start again after deleting the partion..i had this working sometime back as i posted on here that i had it working fine with dual boot...but cant remeber if it was this dell pc i had it on or the hp pc which i have since sold...lol..
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12 Sep 2011   #4

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First check for all the Win XP drivers for your hardware on the manufacturer's web site.
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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12 Sep 2011   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
First check for all the Win XP drivers for your hardware on the manufacturer's web site.
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
how do i know which hardware needs the sata drivers as the error message doesnt specify whats need?...is there a collection of sata drivers that i can load ?..
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12 Sep 2011   #6

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The Sata Controller on the MOBO.
Check for drivers on the Dell website.
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12 Sep 2011   #7

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ok i used a program called cpuz i thinks its called ..gave ne detail of my motherboard..can you make sense of it..see pic.


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12 Sep 2011   #8

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12 Sep 2011   #9

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ta mate..appreciate the help, i dont have a floppy drive..so how do i add these to the windows xp cd iso that im hoping to make...?..do i just extract the contents of the folder and burn them all onto a cd when using n lite ?..
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12 Sep 2011   #10

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Have you not read the tutorials in post 4.


Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
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