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Windows 7: Dual Boot new Advent 2102 w/Win7 and old Cdrive from dead XP machine

06 Jul 2010   #11


There shouldn't be a password asked for if you proceed as if to install until it finds the installation and then press R for Repair.

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06 Jul 2010   #12

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OP needs look at Step 6 Repair Windows XP - How to Perform a Repair Installation of Windows XP - Part 1 of 2
which is Repair install.

Press Enter at this screen, DO NOT PRESS "R"

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06 Jul 2010   #13

Windows 7

Hi theog,

That might be it. I did press 'R' at that screen.

Hi gregrocker, Yep I had set a password. Shortly after I found out how anyone could easily get access as Admin if I left it as set by default.

Thanks guys I'll have another crack at it later this evening or in the morning after I have done a little work.
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07 Jul 2010   #14

Windows 7

Hi Folks,

Well I set about it and followed the instructions and this time the installation/repair started off as expected.

After an age of deleting and reinstalling files, setting up drivers etc etc it got pretty far along and then --- BSOD.

It was seemingly caused by vdiskbus.sys and related to:

I took a pic of the BSOD with my phone and I have it to refer to. But it is basically suggesting I disable any new hardware (which is all of it) and have another go, each time tinkering with the BIOS.

I am a bit loathe to do this as I may end up with a machine that won't work with the original W7 drive or the old XP antique.

I tried a restart (with the XP disk) after the memory dump finished and it failed to boot and advised starting with the CD and going for a repair 'R' at the first option.

I am not prepared to do this at this point as I foresee a perpetual loop with nothing but a headache at the end if I mess up a tiny bit.

I have disconnect the XP drive and reconnected the W7 drive and now all is back to square one - but it does still work. (pheww!!!)

I can bite the bullet and attempt to reinstall the original Delphi programmes and updates... but I know this will be a pain, especially given the change of ownership and support of the product. But it is doable.

As it may be easy (for you guys) to recover from this failed 'Repair' attempt I ask your advice before 'biting the bullet'

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07 Jul 2010   #15

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You have a program Win XP repair is not happy with.
vdiskbus.sys Windows process - What is it?

You may need to do a clean install of Win XP.
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07 Jul 2010   #16


Do you have Alcohol installed, or anything from Winternals or Systernals?

Can you start XP to Uninstall them, or browse from CD Repair Command Line to vdiskbus.sys located in the folder C:\Windows\System32\drivers to remove or rename it?
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