I have a Sony Vaio VPCEB1C5E Sony : VPCEB1C5E updates | Download updates for VPCEB1C5E
. It had Windows 7 home premium x64 on it but the hard drive went bust and I lost everything. I own a Windows 7 professional x64 cd and license which I used as my laptop did not come with cds. I would like to play some old games which do not run correctly in "xp mode"
Anyway back on track, a week ago I attempted to dual boot it using the excellent tutorial on this forum. everything went fine it rebooted and booted into xp x32 (I have slipstreamed my SATA driver
and .net framework x32) everything was looking up. I tried to install easybcd but it needed .net framework. (my VAIO is capable of running xp because at the above link it gives me the correct SATA driver and a utility to create a cd with the correct drivers
for my software) at this point I had no internet so I shut down the laptop and ran easybcd from windows 7.
I ran easybcd (v2.2) and foolowed the guide. once done I moved a few files across to the windows xp partition (drivers mainly, I had not spare cds so I used total mounter to mount a virtual RW cd drive) I then rebooted the computer and selected Windows XP from the boot menu and it complained about ntoskrnl.exe being invalid. I sorted this out and since then it has suffered from a BSOD (7B)
I have wiped the data on it and installed xp, but it would move the files onto the disk and and reboot into the BSOD. To get rid of this I had to change the boot drive in Windows 7 from the system reserved partition to my main C: drive. i then deleted the system reserved partition and now it will boot into Windows 7 and complete the installation of xp but once the laptop reboots after installation to boot xp for the first time I am met with a BSOD again (7B)
I am literally stuck. I have searched and searched for answers to this problem. I have tried many things but they all end in that BSOD after installation. I know I have the correct driver because it worked the very first time. I have tried burning a second copy of the xp installation but there is no difference.
If I select safe mode is BSOD's at acpitabl.dat. my research has told me that it is due to an incorrect driver which cannot be the case because it has worked before. I have a feeling it is something to do with easybcd. Is there an easy way to undo what it has done? Since I ran easybcd xp BSOD's
I have read about putting sata into IDE/compatibility mode in the bios. I cannot do that. my current bios (R0300Y8) does on give my the option to.
As I say this has been happening for a week, i have searched using google and read many pages but not found a solution.
It would be great if someone could say "run cmd and type 'boot xp damn you!"" but that said it wasn't a recognised command (how apt