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Windows 7: Need help dual booting xp and 7

13 Oct 2010   #1
jay15180

Windows 7
 
 
Need help dual booting xp and 7

Hi, today I attempted to dual boot windows xp on my windows 7 laptop using a tutorial on this site however, when the setup finishes loading the drivers it sends me straight to a BSoD. The version of windows xp that I'm trying to load is professional with sp3. also I've heard that sata drives can cause problems during the install process mine is an esata should I be doing something special to make it work?


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13 Oct 2010   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello jay15180, welcome to Seven Forums!


This would be the best, first thing to do.

If you can still get into Windows 7 will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire disk management drive map with a full description as to which drive/partition is which, so we can see what you have going.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a snip of that.


Be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


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13 Oct 2010   #3
jay15180

Windows 7
 
 

Ok I attached a printscreen of both the disk management screen and my system info which I thought might be helpful. with regards to the disk management screen C is my main partition where windows 7 is stored and D is a 12gb partition I made for windows xp. The partition to the left of C is my recovery and the last one is probably just space set aside by toshiba.


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13 Oct 2010   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Have a look at Option Four in this tutorial at the link below to see an out-line on how to convert the D:/logical partition to a primary partition, that may help and would be the first thing I would try.

Then I would do a wipe "secure erase" Option Three in the same tutorial, to the same D: partition so that you'll have a better space to try the install to.

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If the XP install disk is one you burned yourself it may be a bad burn and needs to be done again, if so this would be the first thing to try.

Use the free ISO burner at the link below to burn another at a speed of now more than 4x and select to let the program to verify the disk before it finishes.

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13 Oct 2010   #5
gregrocker

 

After converting to Primary and wiping the partition with PW CD, use the XP CD to create and format your partition. The partition table is slightly different with XP.
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14 Oct 2010   #6
jay15180

Windows 7
 
 

Hey guys, I tried all the things you told me to try but none of them worked, however I did manage to get the install working. I found out that the problem was that winxp does not include drivers for sata hdd's which most modern computers use. Then I found out that the only way to add the drivers before the install was using a floppy disk which no modern computers use. SO I added the drivers to the install disk so that they would be be loaded along with the other drivers before the install.
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14 Oct 2010   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Good to see you found a solution and thanks for the update.
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14 Oct 2010   #8
gregrocker

 

Hi Jay -

Congrats on figuring that out for yourself and learning a lot with the slipstreaming operation! That is advanced stuff.

Was waiting to hear back from you whether converting to Logical worked before laying that on you because it scares a lot of XP dual booters off. But nowadays almost all SATA drivers are missing from XP CD so it should be one of the first steps given from now on.
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