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Windows 7: Dual boot with a glitch in the bios

13 Aug 2010   #11
Bobthequill

XP/Vista 32 bit/Win 7 hp 64 bit
 
 
Dual boot with a glitch in the bios

6 days later the mystery is solved.

Medion came good with a bit of info, only after I threatened to become an ex Medion customer.

"Windows Vista is producing a BSOD because the drivers installed on it are system specific. It works on the 'Core 2 Duo' because Windows has tailored the software to talk to the specific hardware in that system only. The MD8870 has different system components to the 'Core 2 Duo' which is causing the software to throw a STOP message. The BSOD will happen every time you boot from any other system that differs in system specifications to the 'Core 2 Duo'. The solution is to install Windows Vista on your external hard drive for the MD8870."

So, system specific! that is a strange one but, explains everything. 2 Win OS's incompatible because of the hardware they have been set up on. Not a bios problem but a front end problem.

The advice ignored the fact that windows will not install across a USB connection.

So, if I clean install one of my other drives into the Medion machine, it will then not boot in a core2duo machine?

Really defeats the purpose of dual boot doesn't it.

I would dearly love to know how that was achieved. Must be some sort of special driver but, how it is called is a mystery.
Something on the motherboard perhaps.

I guess I am stuck with a solitary machine, to which I can add a back up drive and that is it.

Thanks for your inputs guys.

Bobthequill


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11 Feb 2014   #12
eddyc

Win7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bobthequill View Post
Medion came good with a bit of info, only after I threatened to become an ex Medion customer.

"Windows Vista is producing a BSOD because the drivers installed on it are system specific. It works on the 'Core 2 Duo' because Windows has tailored the software to talk to the specific hardware in that system only. The MD8870 has different system components to the 'Core 2 Duo' [ ... ]
Bob, I have a dead Medion MD8870 that I bricked during a failed BIOS upgrade. I'm able to reprogram the BIOS offboard using a USB SPI programmer, but unfortunately, I don't have the original BIOS file to restore.

I wonder if you still have your MD8870 and if so, would you be willing to check some things on your BIOS & motherboard to see if it might be compatible with mine? (Medion are notorious for switching components, or indeed whole motherboards, without changing the product code!)

Thanks,

Eddy
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