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Windows 7: Dual Boot xp


01 May 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Dual Boot xp

I am trying to install XP as a second OS. I have a second hard drive that I am going to put it on. The hard drive is partetioned and ready to be used. When i get to the screen that I am to select where i want to install XP it shows no places to install it, and when I press a button it go to a screen and shows me the following messege


STOP: 0X000008E (0XC0000005, 0X8080A27E, 0XF6E2754, 0X00000000)

setupdd.sys- Address F7418CAD at F73EC000, Datestamp 41107c8f



I never had this much problems trying to install a second OS. anyone outhere who can help?

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01 May 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

This is likely because XP is ancient and it's installer doesn't have the more modern SATA controller drivers for HD's.

The only solution is to install the SATA controller driver for XP at the F6 prompt during Driver Loading phase of XP install. But you need a floppy to do this because XP is ancient.

If you have no access to floppy drive, then slipstream the SATA controller driver into XP installer using this excellent tutorial: SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD
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01 May 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

I don't think that is the problem. (And if is then i just cant find the right drivers) When i get to the select partition screen it dosent say anything about not being able to find the right drivers. It still give me the instructions on what to do. But below it just says there are Unknown drives in the slot...
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01 May 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

The 8E Stop error is due to RAM conflict. Try removing some of the RAM, next try swapping sticks, reseating RAM, testing RAM.

You say you pre-partitioned the HD, but XP uses a slightly different partition table. Try deleting the XP partition first to see if XP CD recognizes the HD, then use XP CD to create and format the new partition.

Try unplugging the other HD to see if XP will install correctly. If so, then boot whichever HD you want via BIOS setup Boot Order and the one-time BIOS Boot-Menu key.
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01 May 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

I never even thought about RAM. I have the 64 bit win 7 and 6GB on ram in my computer. But i took out a stick of ram and the same thing happend. I also took out the first HD and still the samething happend.
But i did have a usb flash drive in on one of the tries and it found that.
I have been trying to slipstream drive into it. But I can not find the right ones.
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01 May 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 

And no one can help you find the right drivers since you haven't posted your system specs...
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01 May 2010   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Also would it matter that i have used this windows disc to install on another computer but have wiped it off that one? It is xp home, can you only do it on one computer?
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02 May 2010   #8

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by win7clutz View Post
And no one can help you find the right drivers since you haven't posted your system specs...
My system Specs are updated....
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02 May 2010   #9

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

This computer sounds new (Intel Core i7 cpu 2.67GHz): Does it even support Windows XP? How about installing a NEW blank hard drive and doing a Windows XP install for testing. I would give that a try before you try to get Windows 7 and XP to dual boot. You will need some special drivers for XP to access your HDD to be sure.
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02 May 2010   #10
Microsoft MVP

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jrbeekman View Post
Also would it matter that i have used this windows disc to install on another computer but have wiped it off that one? It is xp home, can you only do it on one computer?
Not unless it is OEM which is locked to a certain hardware signature. You can migrate retail XP to any computer.

It wouldn't show this kind of error anyway. You have a drive not being recognized which is normally with XP the lack of a SATA controller driver, which needs to be added at F6 prompt during driver-loading phase using floppy, or slipstreamed.

The error message you receive however, is commonly associated with RAM problems. 6gb RAM might be too much, so remove most of that and try again. Test your RAM.

Try also removing any formatting from the HD. Run a full scan from CD using HD maker's diagnostics: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287
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