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Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP


28 Apr 2009   #1629
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

How to Setup a Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP


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28 Jan 2012   #1630
dean42mvg

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit.
 
 

will do now, thx

the XP installation from the XP disc went 100% normally [i've installed XP many times before]

partitioned the unallocated space that you saw above
full NTFS format via XP disc
it automatically loaded the install files
restarted by itself, and stays stuck here [same as before]




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28 Jan 2012   #1631
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

As suggested earlier try setting HD first device to boot in BIOS setup, then use one-time BIOS Boot Menu key to trigger CD drive to start install.

This will eliminate the prompt shown above it is hanging upon.
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28 Jan 2012   #1632
fsrica

Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
What is the 1gb Removable Device J? If it's not bootable I would remove the Active flag so it cannot interfere, and mark XP partition Active as it should already be, make sure Windows 7 partition remains marked Active.
Partition - Mark as Active
Partition - Mark as Inactive
Just to confirm that this seems to be the cause of my issue, I reinstalled and formatted partition which held XP and installed XP again, without connecting any of external storage devices (HDD or USB stick) and then installed Windows 7 clean and it works. It seems that my USB stick with an microSD card (partition J was plugged in the first time I installed Windows 7 and I believe it is the cause of 0xc000009 error...

Cheers!
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28 Jan 2012   #1633
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Glad it's fine now. Another example of the importance of unplugging all other drives during install.
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29 Jan 2012   #1634
fsrica

Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
 
 

arghhhh! Now I have a new problem, after one day of normal work, windows 7 stoped booting, again, but this time after choosing Windows 7 from the "boot manager", I see Windows 7 loading bar and then after a sec, I get "Windows is loading files" in the bottom of the screen and get to the Startup repair, after Startup repair does its part, I get "Click finish to solve..." and after restarting the process repeats it self on and on and on...

I get

Quote:
Root cause found:
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Registry is corrupt:
Repair action: Registry roll back
Result: Completed successfully. Error code =0x0
Time taken =1103 ms
I have to do an Image restore but that also restores my XP partition which is a pain in the...

Another question: is it possible to hide the XP partition form Windows 7 just how it's possible do so vice versa (as shown here: System Restore Points - Stop XP Dual Boot Delete - Vista Forums)

Cheers!
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29 Jan 2012   #1635
Admiral Merlot

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
0x00000078 when try to boot into XP

Hello. This is my first time here. I have a new computer running Win 7 Pro 64 bit and followed your tutorial to dual boot into XP 32 bit. I used the slipstream technique to put the SATA drivers on my disk and loaded XP. Midway through it wanted to reboot. Had to manueally recover using the Win 7 disk and the 3 bootrec fix. All okay so far. Was even able to see Win XP files in the new partition so was fairly confident that the SATA drivers worked.

Used EasyBCD to get the dual boot choice at startup. When I choose XP it goes through the splash screen and then gives me the BSOD and the 0x00000078 error. If I choose Win 7 it boots up fine into Win 7.

I would think that I made a mistake in the drivers that I slipstreamed onto the Win XP disk but since it wrote quite a few files correctly I'm doubting that's the problem. I got the SATA driver files directly from ASUS. Read something about possibly having to fiddle with the BIOS but don't remember exactly where. Also was not sure of the level of expertise involved in those offerings. So, can any of you help me please? Thanks.
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29 Jan 2012   #1636
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Why did you recover to Windows 7 after XP install routinely rebooted during install? This is not explained.
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29 Jan 2012   #1637
boscru

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Question on Dual Boot. i followed the tutorial and everything works fine. But I do have questions. I originally had only XP on one drive and a second I used for backing up files. I copied all the programs I had on the second drive and installed 7 on it. I then used 7 to shrink the drive and created a second partition on it. I made it the "F" drive so my optical drive would be "E" on both XP & 7 and put my files that were on my spare drive on it. I understand that the C & D drive change depending on which OS I boot to. The XP drive is labeled XP, the Windows 7 partition is labeled Windows 7 and the F partition is labeled Spare. When I boot to 7 I can see the XP and spare. I can access all folders and files on those drives. When I boot to XP I can access the Spare including the files and folders but the 7 drive shows as Local Disk and shows as empty. Is there any way I can fix this so I have access to it from XP?
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29 Jan 2012   #1638
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Does Windows 7 partition have a letter in XP Disk Mgmt? If not, give it one so you can see it's files. Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums
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29 Jan 2012   #1639
boscru

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

When in XP in Windows Explorer it shows as Local Disk (D) in Disk Mgmt it shows as "D".
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