I own a HP Pavilion dv8-4180us Entertainment Notebook. I recently discovered that several programs from my desktop computer, which is currently running XP, were not compatible with windows 7. I followed this tutorial in an attempt to create a duel boot system using method 2. I have no RAID on my laptop but I did have to slipstream my SATA Drivers onto a new install disk. I am attempting to install the duel boot onto a removable hard drive. I have tried to install several of my operating systems such as: Windows XP 32 bit Home Edition SP3, Windows XP 32 bit Professional SP3, and Windows XP 32 bit Home Edition (No Service Pack). Every single time I boot from disk my computer begins to load the setup, but at the end of the step before it asks you to accept the agreement, it crashes. Now, the SATA drivers I downloaded were from Intel's website. I used textmode and I slip streamed all of them, hoping the computer would grab what it needs. I do not know if this is the problem because it never actually says "No Drivers Found", or "Could Not Locate Hard Drive". When it crashes it goes to a blue screen of death and says, (Paraphrased) "The computer has ended operations due to a detected threat. If this is the first time you have received this message, please restart your computer, if not their may be viruses or new hardware installed that is causing a problem...". I thought it might be my external hard drive so I to install without it. No change in the result. I have read many forums looking for a result and I looked at many of the previous posts here without any luck. I really want to see this work and have been trying everything from loading different drivers to (very carefully)
removing RAM sticks from the motherboard.
I appreciate any responses or new ideas and appreciate you reading this long drawn out post.