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Windows 7: Cannot dual boot xp and Windows 7 with W7 installed first.

20 Nov 2012   #11
Kaktussoft

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What is situation now? Win7 boots without problems?
winxp seemed to install succesfully but boot ended in bsod stop 7B?


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20 Nov 2012   #12
Kaktussoft

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20 Nov 2012   #13
gazza1988

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hello,

As requested I have attached a snip of disk management.


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20 Nov 2012   #14
gazza1988

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
What is situation now? Win7 boots without problems?
winxp seemed to install succesfully but boot ended in bsod stop 7B?
Yes that is correct.

I will try the boot cd the next time I connect to a broadband connection (currently using my ohones data connection and the charge will be astronomical if if try and download that.
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20 Nov 2012   #15
gregrocker

 

You said that during a booted XP installation you deleted the XP partition, created and full formatted a new one, correct? If so I wonder why it's made a Logical partition. It should be Primary. Try it again.

While XP will install on a Primary partition, Win7 cannot place its boot files there to configure the Dual Boot. So try XP install to a Primary partition which is what should be created if in fact you delete the partition during install, create and full format another.
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21 Nov 2012   #16
gazza1988

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Yeah, I booted the xp disk and when it loaded i highlighted the xp partition and pressed "d" to delete, then "L" to confirm deletion of the partition. I then formatted the unpartitioned space fully (ie not quickly)

The above snip is the result of doing that.
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21 Nov 2012   #17
gregrocker

 

Well in that case delete the partition in Disk Mgmt, then delete the resulting Free Space using Delete Volume, which should allow you to create a new Primary partition there.

If you need to force it then install free Partition Wizard bootable CD to specify creating a New Primary partition.

Are you even aware that when you reinstalled Win7 to C you abandoned it's 100mb System Reserved boot partition? One thing that could be tried is recreating and reactivating that boot partition which sometimes works with these types of anomalies.
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21 Nov 2012   #18
gazza1988

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hmmm. Did that after as a trial. Now it hangs at 84%. Was stuck on 84% for an hour and 30 minutes. I turned the laptop off and run chkdsk again.

I ran chkdsk /f and /r neither came up with any errors.

I deleted the raw partition and quick formatted in the xp disc and it created the above logical partition with the same errors.

I tried creating a primary partition using easeus partition manager. But that kicked out cheaper same error..

I'm stumped
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21 Nov 2012   #19
Kaktussoft

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Is it stuck at 84% on copying files (first step)
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21 Nov 2012   #20
gazza1988

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

No, it hangs at 84% when fully formatting (not quick format) if I quick format it completes fully.
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