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Windows 7: Dual booting windows xp and windows 7 problem

09 Jun 2010   #1
Rudolph043

XP
 
 
Dual booting windows xp and windows 7 problem

When i go to dual boot windows and windows xp The computer restarts several times and then it says TFGHT is compressed. Press control alt delete to restart. How to do i fix it?


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09 Jun 2010   #2
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Hi Rudolph, welcome to the forums
Can you give more details? Have you been able to install Windows 7? Did you already have XP installed? If not are you trying a clean install or upgrade? Have you started booting from the DVD or running setup.exe

Can you also double check the message? There seems to be nothing about "TFGHT"
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09 Jun 2010   #3
fishnbanjo

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

This is a rather difficult problem since your PC is saying you have a compressed folder/partition or hard drive. Chances are you could try to boot up in Safe Mode by continually hitting f8 but I think you'll end up back with the same error.

If you have another PC with either Windows 7 or XP you could try to put this in as a secondary hard drive, it has been my experience that XP will find a drive that has been corrupted and report there are issues on another drive preventing access and ask if you want to repair it and 9 times out of 10 it works very well allowing the drive to be replaced in the PC it came from, I'm sure a Windows 7 PC will do this as well.

If you don't have another PC perhaps you have a friend who has one that has the same hard drive interface to allow you to do this. I'm sorry to say that if you can't fix it this way the only other solution I can give is to start over from scratch with another hard drive using your XP CD then try to fix it using that, best of luck.
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09 Jun 2010   #4
gregrocker

 

Boot the Win7 DVD, choose Custom install, on "Where do you want to install Windows" screen, click on Load Driver. Now use the mini-explorer which pops up to rightclick on System HD then choose Properties. Uncheck "Compress Drive to save Disk Space" for All Files and Sub-Folders. Restart.
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12 Oct 2010   #5
typedat

Window 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hello, I already have windows 7 64bit installed on my laptop, but i want dual boot it with windows xp. Can any help me by clearing the simple procedure for it????
Thanks
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12 Oct 2010   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello typedat, welcome to Seven Forums!



Have a look at this tutorial at the link below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
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12 Oct 2010   #7
typedat

Window 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

What is the meaning of driver letter... Which driver letter???
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12 Oct 2010   #8
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by typedat View Post
What is the meaning of driver letter... Which driver letter???



A drive letter is a partition letter, have a look at the snip below to see all the partition drive letters also this tutorial has some info on it.

Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows 7

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