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Windows 7: Trouble installing XP Pro on drive partition

13 Oct 2012   #1

W7 ultimate 64bit
Trouble installing XP Pro on drive partition

Hi Experts,

I have a problem installing XP Pro SP3 on a partition on my drive to get triple boot with Windows 7 and ubuntu.

My drive has four partitions:!277!274

I am trying to install on the 93 Gb partition. It is currently set to logical drive type. I am using an IDE DVD Drive with an adapter to Sata as I dont have a sata dvdrom drive. I have storage configured as sata and the onboard jmicron controller cofigured to Sata. The installer cd contains sata drivers.

When I get to the choice of drives in the installer menu, I go to choose the 93 GB partition, drive D in the menu, but it comes back with an error message saying there's not enough room on C:. It wont let me choose D drive to install.!275!276

I had previously managed to get the 1st stage of the xp complete on that partition, but then when I came to boot it again from the there was no menu item for xp in the windows boot manager menu. So, I used BCD to point to that partition and made an entry but it returned a message of a 'hardware or other error' and could boot. So I formatted it and tried to install again and now Im having this new problem of not being able to select the partition.

One thing Im not sure of is whether I have to 'write the MBR' again in the BCD 'deployment' menu or do I just need to add the XP boot menu item and save.

Any help with this really appreciated. Ive been stuck on it for days.

320 Gigbayte western digital drive.
sabertooth x58
core i7
Installed operating systems: Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit, ubuntu (in the 9 Gig partition).
Easy BCD boot manager.

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