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Windows 7: How to dual boot dell inspiron 1440?


31 Jan 2010   #1
RJA

Windows 7 Home Basic
 
 
How to dual boot dell inspiron 1440?

I want to dual boot windows XP on Windows7 on my dell inspiron 1440 & I already have read the thread on how to do it. But the problem is on installing Windows XP, because in the middle of installation a blue screen appears and says it has an error ***STOP 0x0000007B (0xF78D2524,0xC0000034,0x00000000,0x00000000) Know I have tried switching the SATA OPERATION from AHCI to ATA mode, & the XP was succesfully installed (on partition D, Win.7 was on partition C). But the problem is that Windows7 won't boot. I really..really..Need Help on this.. I can't use the XPmode since I only have Windows7 home basic.


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31 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RJA View Post
I want to dual boot windows XP on Windows7 on my dell inspiron 1440 & I already have read the thread on how to do it. But the problem is on installing Windows XP, because in the middle of installation a blue screen appears and says it has an error ***STOP 0x0000007B (0xF78D2524,0xC0000034,0x00000000,0x00000000) Know I have tried switching the SATA OPERATION from AHCI to ATA mode, & the XP was succesfully installed (on partition D, Win.7 was on partition C). But the problem is that Windows7 won't boot. I really..really..Need Help on this.. I can't use the XPmode since I only have Windows7 home basic.
Boot from the Windows 7 disc and click repair>start up repair
Run start up repair 3 times,sometimes it doesnt work on the first go.

Dan
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31 Jan 2010   #3

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Hi there, can you boot with Windows XP now?
If yes, then download EasyBCD and add an entry for Windows 7.
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31 Jan 2010   #4
RJA

Windows 7 Home Basic
 
 

Instead of choosing between Windows XP & Windows 7 in Windows Boot Manager. Only Windows XP appears... Additional question does changing the SATA OPERATION from ACHI to ATA won't result a problem?
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31 Jan 2010   #5

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Use Dinesh method from Win XP.

Use this from Win 7.

Startup Repair

then use easybcd 2.0

EasyBCD 2.0 Beta Builds - The NeoSmart Forums
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31 Jan 2010   #6

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Follow dinesh post about easybcd you can add the win 7 entry to boot menu and have the option of which OS to start up
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31 Jan 2010   #7
RJA

Windows 7 Home Basic
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Hi there, can you boot with Windows XP now?
If yes, then download EasyBCD and add an entry for Windows 7.
thanks for your suggestion, I'll try it..hope it works
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31 Jan 2010   #8

 

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
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31 Jan 2010   #9

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

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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31 Jan 2010   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RJA View Post
Instead of choosing between Windows XP & Windows 7 in Windows Boot Manager. Only Windows XP appears.
at this stage that is right.

As you boot to Win XP Use Dinesh method from Win XP.
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