I've got several old astronomy programs that will only run under windows xp. I have new Toshiba laptop running Windows 7 Ultimate, 64 bit on a Pentium dual core cpu with 4gb of ram.
Using Windows 7 I created a new partion, an F: drive.
Following the dual boot setup procedure, I'm starting from the dvd drive with a genuine windows xp sp2 disc.
The system tells me to press any key to boot from the dvd drive, when I do, I get the message "windows setup" at the top of the blue screen and after a couple of messges about raid drivers
, "Setup is loading files (list of files loading) at the bottom of the screen on a white background. I then get a message "windows is starting"
After that I get a screen that says "A problem has been tetected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer, etc.
***stop: 0x0000007B (0xf78d2524,0xc0000034,0x000000000, 0x000000000)
Any help would be appreciated.