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Windows 7: Dual Boot Produces Error Code 0x0000007B


17 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Dual Boot Produces Error Code 0x0000007B

Hello,

I have recently purchased a new pc.

Specs:

Gigabyte GA-A55M-S2H

AMD A4 3400

4GB RAM

Western Digital 500GB HDD

Samsung DVDWBD SH-B083L ATA

RADEON HD 4670

AWARD BIOS v6

I wanted to have a dual boot setup using Windows 7 Home Edition and Windows XP (neither are OEM) using 2 partitions on the HDD. I installed Windows 7 first on a 150GB partition without issue. I then attempted to install Windows XP. Windows loaded the files prior to install then I got a blue screen with a message that Windows had detected an issue and had stopped the installation to save my computer with the following error code:

0xF78D2524 0xC0000034 0x00000000 0x00000000

I spent some time researching online and every response suggested going into the BIOS and either disabling AHCI, change from RAID/Auto AHCI to Auto ATA or set IDE mode as default. I had a look through the BIOS and the closest thing I could find was

OnChip Sata Controller: Enabled
and
OnChip Sata Type: Native IDE

Can anyone help me obtain a dual boot system without this error message appearing?

Thanks,

Shantelle.

UPDATE: Someone suggested I needed to install XP first. I deleted both the 100MB system partition and Windows 7 itself, attempted to install XP but received the same error code.


Shantelle.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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18 Jan 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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



Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
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18 Jan 2012   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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18 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

As it turns out, part of my problem was I didn't have any SATA drivers on my XP installation disc. I found some, slipstreamed them into a new XP disc and was able to format and load the XP files to the HDD but when the pc rebooted I got a whole new problem. After the "Press any key to boot from CD/DVD" message dissapears without me touching any key I now get "A disk read err r has occurred. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart" and there is a red $ with a blue background, an orange 8, a (card) spade symbol with a light blue background and a grey e placed randomly on my monitor. Restarting the pc just reproduces the same issue. Looks like I have some more research to do.

Shantelle.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jan 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Yay me. My problem has been resolved.


I located SATA drivers for XP, Slipstreamed them into XP, installed XP first on my HDD then installed Windows 7 second with OnChip Sata Type: Native IDE Setting in the BIOS. I now have a dual boot setup.


Thanks for the assistance,


Shantelle.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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