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Windows 7: I have a problem installing vista (2nd OS) on Windows 7

12 Oct 2010   #1
speeddial

Windows7 Ultimate
 
 
I have a problem installing vista (2nd OS) on Windows 7

hello,
i have problem installing vista (2nd OS) on Windows 7. i managed to install Vista but when my pc reboot and i select Vista to complete the installation it will not continue boot just black screen. am i missing something?

same with XP , after pressing any key to boot from CD, it will inspect my hardware configuration blah blah and then black screen.. pls help..


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13 Oct 2010   #2
gregrocker

 

Please post back a screenshot of your maximized full Disk Mgmt drive map, using Snipping Tool in Start Menu. Label what is located where and tell us again what you want to do.

Have you tried adding Vista from Win7 using EasyBCD 2.0?

Are you booting XP to try install? If you don't have a floppy drive to insert SATA controller drivers into XP at the F6 prompt during file loading, It may require slipstreaming SATA drivers into the ancient XP installer: SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD
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13 Oct 2010   #3
kword88

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

after the initial installation, the computer will automatically reboot. at this point you should NOT press any key to boot from the cd drive. also, when you get the black screen, you may have to wait quite awhile. i would give it at least half an hour. during installation, you shouldnt have to choose an operating system either. only after installation is complete.
and when possible, its best to install the oldest operating system first. just dont choose the upgrade option. and dont start installing from within windows. place the disc in the drive, cancel any windows that open, and restart the computer.
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13 Oct 2010   #4
speeddial

Windows7 Ultimate
 
 

here is my Disk Mgmt
I have a problem installing vista (2nd OS) on Windows 7-diskmgmt.png

I have a problem installing vista (2nd OS) on Windows 7-comp.png

boot menu is fine, i have Windows 7 and Vista to choose from but when i tried to boot on Vista it give me black screen.

SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD
i'll try this and i will let you know if it will work....


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13 Oct 2010   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello speeddial, welcome to Seven Forums!



Just to double-check, you are referring to the G: partition correct?

You may need to do a partition specific Wipe "secure erase" that is out-lined in Step Three in this tutorial at the link below; I will tell you this that partition is kind of small for a Vista install though.

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD



Do the wipe and start the Vista install again and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.
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13 Oct 2010   #6
gregrocker

 

What I would do is use Partition Wizard CD to rightclick G>Modify>Convert to Primary, OK.

Then I would follow Ted's advice to rightclick G>Modify>Wipe, OK. Apply all steps.

Once these steps complete consider using the PW Resizing function to change your partition sizes.

Then boot the Vista installer to try install again to G.
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13 Oct 2010   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Good idea Greg, I didn't think to convert it to a primary while in Partition Wizard for the wipe; the convert out-line is Step Four in this same tutorial.


Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD
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13 Oct 2010   #8
gregrocker

 

You may want to convert his empty 100mb to Sys Reserved if that doesn't work.
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13 Oct 2010   #9
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You don't really have much of a reason to dual-boot two similar OSes, so if there's something you need to do in Vista, that's Vista specific, why not just virtualize is? You shouldn't need both OSes for compatibility reasons. That's just wasting drive space and over-complicating the system.
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13 Oct 2010   #10
speeddial

Windows7 Ultimate
 
 

hello guys i just woke up, i will try all your suggestions but i have to read and read those tutorials because am not good in computer, to avoid mistake

@DeaconFrost supposed to be that was XP but it failed

thanks a lot for your reply..
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