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Windows 7: XP won't boot into installation

14 Jan 2010   #1
Nikolay

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 | Windows XP Pro x86 | Windows Vista Ultimate x86
 
 
XP won't boot into installation

I'm trying to install XP on a partition. I made a new partition for XP. After the setup copies the files to the partition, my system restarts, to my Windows 7 partition instead of the XP installation setup.


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14 Jan 2010   #2
surfasb

Windows 7
 
 

You can thank the new bootloader for that. It is also installed on a separate partition depending on how you obtained Windows 7.

Here is the instructions you need to follow due to this new system partition.

Install Windows XP in Dual Boot with Pre-Installed Windows 7
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14 Jan 2010   #3
Nikolay

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 | Windows XP Pro x86 | Windows Vista Ultimate x86
 
 

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Once you have completed the installation of Windows XP
Setup doesn't boot, Windows 7 boots up instead.
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14 Jan 2010   #4
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Take a look at Method two in this tutorial:

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
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14 Jan 2010   #5
surfasb

Windows 7
 
 

That was what my link addresses. The reason why setup won't boot is because of the hidden system partition.
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14 Jan 2010   #6
Nikolay

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 | Windows XP Pro x86 | Windows Vista Ultimate x86
 
 

Yes, I followed method 2.

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The reason why setup won't boot is because of the hidden system partition.
How do I make it available?
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14 Jan 2010   #7
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

If you have the 100 mb Win 7 Reserved System Partition, try giving it a drive letter, like S: in disk management.

I have not tried installing XP after Win 7 so this is a little new to me. Maybe attach a snipping tool picture of your disk managment window.

It should be noted, installing XP will (or should) overwrite the Win 7 boot files and you may have to do a startup repair to regain the Win 7 boot.
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14 Jan 2010   #8
Nikolay

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 | Windows XP Pro x86 | Windows Vista Ultimate x86
 
 

I've dual booted 7 and XP with 7 preinstalled before


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14 Jan 2010   #9
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Well, you do not have the System Reserved partition, so it is not a problem.

You are probably using version 1.7x of EasyBCD. Do you show a ntldr, boot.ini and ntdetect file in the Win 7 root directory? These are hidden system files, so you need to set the folder options, view to see them.

You will probably need to edit boot.ini and set the rdisk(0) to rdisk(1) and you can do this using EasyBCE Tools.
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14 Jan 2010   #10
Nikolay

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 | Windows XP Pro x86 | Windows Vista Ultimate x86
 
 

There is no boot.ini in the root directory, just ntdetect and ntldr.

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You will probably need to edit boot.ini and set the rdisk(0) to rdisk(1) and you can do this using EasyBCE Tools.
I can already boot on the second hard drive but it's booting into my windows 7 partition instead of the partition I chose to install XP on.

If I set boot priority to CD, the same happens. I choose the partition, quick format, it copies the files to the partition, restarts, and it repeats.
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