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Windows 7: How to dual boot dell inspiron 1440?

31 Jan 2010   #11
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
the problem lies in that xp doesn't recognize SATA drives unless you install the drivers during the install with a floppy drive (which are no longer available) and windows 7 BSOD's whenever the slightest change is made in hardware or bios settings between startups
You can still download SATA drivers & buy floppy drives.


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31 Jan 2010   #12
RJA

Windows 7 Home Basic
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Ok download and install EasyBCD.

1: Click on Manage BootLoader. Select Reinstall the Vista bootloader and click on WriteMBR.
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2: Now click on Add/remove Entries. . Under Add an entry, From the Type, select Windows Vista.
Under Name, type Windows 7 and click on Add entry.
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3: Now click on Change Settings tab.
Select the Default OS, check the Drive and click on Save Settings.
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That's it.
I installed & run the EasyBCD but it says "Application Error: The application failed to initialize properly"
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31 Jan 2010   #13
Dinesh

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31 Jan 2010   #14
RJA

Windows 7 Home Basic
 
 

Ok i tried to run&install the EasyBCD on XP and it work well(thanks 2 all esp. 2 dinesh). But another problem arise on booting windows7. On the loading part a blue screen appears and contains the message ***STOP 0x0000007B (0xF78D2524,0xC0000034,0x00000000,0x00000000) blaah..blaah. but the XP is still working the only problem left now is on how to boot the Windows7 without start-up problems.
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31 Jan 2010   #15
RJA

Windows 7 Home Basic
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RJA View Post
Ok i tried to run&install the EasyBCD on XP and it work well(thanks 2 all esp. 2 dinesh). But another problem arise on booting windows7. On the loading part a blue screen appears and contains the message ***STOP 0x0000007B (0xF78D2524,0xC0000034,0x00000000,0x00000000) blaah..blaah. but the XP is still working the only problem left now is on how to boot the Windows7 without start-up problems.
I feel like I'm the worst case scenario here..
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31 Jan 2010   #16
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Change the SATA operations from SATA to ACHI. Or if there is any setting called as Combination Mode, select it.
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31 Jan 2010   #17
RJA

Windows 7 Home Basic
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Change the SATA operations from SATA to ACHI. Or if there is any setting called as Combination Mode, select it.
I tried switching but nothings change, unfortunately there is no Combination Mode.
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31 Jan 2010   #18
theog

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Right try repairing Win 7, by doing Startup repair, may need to do this 3 or 4 times.
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31 Jan 2010   #19
RJA

Windows 7 Home Basic
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post

Right try repairing Win 7, by doing Startup repair, may need to do this 3 or 4 times.

do i have to repeat repairing ? even if it says "Startup Repair could not detect a problem"
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31 Jan 2010   #20
theog

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Can you boot in Win 7 now?
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