|25 Jul 2012||#1|
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Cannot get Win XP to dual boot with Win 7
Hi guys, I'm doing this tutorial with method 2 (I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit installed and I'm trying to install Windows XP Professional SP3 32 bit after) and I've been having a few problems when trying to install XP.
I actually tried this tutorial on two computers, both with Windows 7 on them first, and I've been getting the same error on both computers. So basically, everything I do on the tutorial works fine until Windows finishes installing Windows XP. After XP is installed, when my computer restarts, I get this message:
We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this.
If your computer stopped responding, restarted unexpectedly, or was automatically shut down to protect your files and folders, choose Last Known Good Configuration to revert to the most recent settings that worked.
If a previous startup attempt was interrupted due to a power failure or because the Power or Reset button was pressed, or if you aren't sure what caused the problem, choose Start Windows
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt
Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked) Start Windows Normally
Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice.
Seconds until Windows starts: 30
It's funny, because I installed a virtualized version of Windows XP on the same computer (VirtualBox) using the same disk, and it worked fine. Why then, doesn't it work when I want to install a real copy of Windows XP?
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|25 Jul 2012||#10|
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Where did you get XP? Is the disk clean and unscratched? Did you burn it yourself? Are the AHCI drivers installed? Did you full format the XP partition before install?
Have you unplugged all other HD's during XP install? Is there a separate HD for Windows 7 and XP? If so unplug the Windows 7 HD during XP install.
For now, restart Windows 7 by marking Active it's 100mb System Reserved partition (preferred if you have it) or Windows 7 partition: Partition - Mark as Active (Method Two) then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times .
Then install EasyBCD to attempt to add XP on the Add OS Entry tab: accept boot files, let it autocomplete, reboot to see if there's a Dual Boot Menu.
If not there is something wrong with the XP install itself. Try marking XP partition Active in addition to full formatting it.
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