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Windows 7: Dual Boot Instal Problem

15 Oct 2010   #1
Shakeydog

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
Dual Boot Instal Problem

I run windows 7 64 bit on my pc, I wanted to install windows xp. I made a 30gig partition and try to install windows xp.When xp is done with the first step of the insatall and wants to restart my computer gets stuck at verifying dmi pool data. I used the windows 7 dvd to repair the start. Now I start the pc with windows 7 and I can see the local T drive where I installed windows xp. I am not sure if xp finished installing and if it did how do I boot with xp ?


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15 Oct 2010   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Shakeydog, welcome to Seven Forums!



A quick question, do you have the BIOS set to AHCI or IDE mode?

Unless you want to go through the process of slipstreaming SATA drivers into the XP install disk XP has to be installed in IDE mode.
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15 Oct 2010   #3
Shakeydog

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

I have no idea. How would I check/adjust the settings ?
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15 Oct 2010   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Look in device manager, in the Windows start menu right click the Computer button then manage.
click to enlarge
Dual Boot Instal Problem-device-manager.jpg


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15 Oct 2010   #5
Shakeydog

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Ok I have


ATA Channel0
ATA Channel0
ATA Channel1
ATA Channel1
Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
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15 Oct 2010   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again.



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.

ImgBurn Free ISO Burner
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15 Oct 2010   #7
Shakeydog

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

I used the same program you linked to burn the iso and burned at 4x. I have used this cd successfully before. I could try again if you think that's my problem.
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15 Oct 2010   #8
Shakeydog

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Ok I burned a new copy of the xp iso and I get stuck at verifying dmi pool data when xp restarts my pc.
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15 Oct 2010   #9
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Have you made any changes to the BIOS default settings?
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15 Oct 2010   #10
Shakeydog

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

No changes
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