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Windows 7: Need help creating a Win7 and XP dual boot system

28 Aug 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate, 64 bit
 
 
Need help creating a Win7 and XP dual boot system

Hi to all,
I'm new to this forum, the reason I'm here is that I (apparently like a whole lot of others) am finding it impossible to create a working dual boot system. For those who wonder why I need a dual boot system, long story short, I have a number of programs and related hardware that won't load let alone run on Windows 7. Per the vendors no updates patches or any kind of support is available. Yes, I've tried running a virtual machine, a couple of programs require hardware acceleration and that's the end on that. When I joined your site, I provided all the relevant information about my system, hopefully that is available to you, if not I will gladly provide it to you. Now, down to what I've done.

My new machine has no available floppy disk drive, therefore using nLite I created a set up disk using Windows XP Pro (2003) with SP3, I followed the tutorials provided by the folks on your site. They were very clear and concise, I had no problems whatsoever. Prior to integrating the drivers, I contacted ASUS and asked them how to locate and integrate the correct driver(s) for my system. I was advised to use the drivers that came with the support disk for the motherboard. (ASUS Sabertooth Z87 with an INTEL 7440K processor) The drivers I integrated were iaAHCIC.inf Copyright (c) 2009-2013 Intel Corporation
; **********************************************************************************************
; ** Filename: iaAHCIC.inf
; ** Revision: 01/22/2013,12.0.0.1082
; ** Abstract: Windows* INF File for AHCI Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology Driver
; ** Installs: RST AHCI Controller Miniport
; **********************************************************************************************

The second inf file was ; Copyright (c) 2009-2013 Intel Corporation
; **********************************************************************************************
; ** Filename: iaStorAC.inf
; ** Revision: 01/22/2013,12.0.0.1082
; ** Abstract: Windows* INF File for AHCI Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology Driver
; ** Installs: RST AHCI RAID Controller Miniport + RST Filter Driver
; **********************************************************************************************

The file appeared in the integration file as Intel PNP SCSI Adapter.
My next step was to run the install disk, It resulted in a BSOD. The screen stated that Windows has shut down this action to prevent damage to the computer.
Based on the information I've read on your site, it looks like maybe ASUS gave me wrong information or I don't have the correct SATA driver. I'm at my wits end, between Microsoft and ASUS, I've been kicked around like a soccer ball. Any assistance you can provide will be greatly appreciated.

Thank You All
Dave D

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28 Aug 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Not exactly sure what the problem is. You create at least 2 partitions on your hard drive, you then install XP 1st and Windows 7 second.

Exactly what drivers and which operating system are you having a problem with ?

The sata drivers during the XP install ?
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29 Aug 2013   #3
Microsoft MVP

 

Have you tried install with SATA controller set to AHCI first, then if necessary IDE mode?

If so it could be a bad installer. Are you slipstreaming a SP3 disk only?
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29 Aug 2013   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

As the ASUS Sabertooth Z87 has a UEFI/BIOS firware, is Windows 7 installed in UEFI mode?
If YES. Win XP will not install on same HDD as Windows 7.

Also Asus show no drivers for WinXP.
SABERTOOTH Z87 - Motherboards - ASUS
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29 Aug 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate, 64 bit
 
 

Hi Folks,
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29 Aug 2013   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate, 64 bit
 
 

Hi folks, see below
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29 Aug 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate, 64 bit
 
 

Hi folks,

Thanks for all your kind help, I think Theog might be closest to the problem so, here's some clarification.

Windows 7 was installed first in the configuration he mentioned. My system is in a RAID 1 configuration managed by INTEL. When I found that some of the programs I used most wouldn't load, I downloaded nLite, obtained what I believed to be the correct drivers, (confirmed by ASUS) and made a bootable disk. I repartitioned my disks by "shrinking" them XP started to install, and was halted by Windows (BSOD) So, here I am. I'm reasonably good with computers, but this has proven to be tough. If needed, I can reformat and start over.
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29 Aug 2013   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

Well I'm not Theog but might I suggest you unplug all other HD's, wipe the target HD first?

You also didn't reply if you are using SP3 installer or which SATA mode you are trying.
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29 Aug 2013   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate, 64 bit
 
 

I'm attempting to install XP Pro with SP3 dated 2003
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29 Aug 2013   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

You need three HDD's.

Two for your raid, with Windows 7 x64 installed in UEFI mode.

One for Win XP x32 installed in Legacy Mode, which will only boot from the One Time Boot Menu.
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