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Windows 7: Install Issue - dial boot

26 Dec 2010   #1

Win 7 Ultimate 32 bit
Install Issue - dial boot

Hi everyone,
After installing Win 7 ULT 32 and 64 several times I have exsosted all ideas. Hope someone can suggest how to resolve this:

- I am able to install either 32 or 64 version as a first OS, but when trying to install it as a second OS on the SEPARATE PARTITION OF THE SAME SATA3 HD, it fails once the install starts at app 30 min to complete the install. Tried it several times and it always fails.

- XP Pro fails to install as either first or second OS (can not install it at all). It gives me blue screen.

When working with one OS only (either Win 7 32 or 64 ULT) all drivers install with no issues and system is stable so I assume my issues are not hardware related.

Here is hardware config:
- AMD 6 core 1920T
- SATA3 WD 1TB hard drive - Western Digitac Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200
- Sapphire HD 5770 Varor X video card
- 2x4GB of Kingston RAM
-Asus M4A89GTD Pro USB3 motherboard
-CoolMaster UAF920 case with 750W power supply (750GTX)

My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Dec 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP


Are you booting the XP or Win7 installer to install to the second partition? Clean Install Windows 7

Use the installer tools to delete any existing target partition already created and create a new one using the installer, then format before clicking Next to try install.

If you have a second HD it is always best to dual boot via the BIOS, by unplugging the first HD during install to another HD then using BIOS Boot menu key to boot either when you plug back in.

Is there an exact error message with XP install failure? The issue with XPired on newer hardware is likely a need for SATA controller driver to be inserted at F6 prompt during file-loading phase. If you don't have a floppy to do this, you have to slipstream in the driver: SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Dec 2010   #3

Win 7 Ultimate 32 bit

wow - thanks for this fast respond.

Yes I do try to install it using a clean install with creating new partition in unasigned space and formating it.
With XP there is some long code with blue screen do you want me to try it again and record numbers>

With Win7 32 as a 2nd OS after Win7 64 it is not blue screen but tells that some files ca not be unpacked (?). When using the same disk to install Win7 as first OS (eith 32 or 64) it unpacks and installs with no issues so the disk has to be OK.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

26 Dec 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP


My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Dec 2010   #5

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

Good point Greg, I almost reads like he was installing from within a windows version.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Dec 2010   #6

Win 7 Ultimate 32 bit

OK so here is what I do when installing the second OS.

I reboot, inserd the disc and choose to boot from the disk when prompted during (there is a msg saying to press any key to boot from DVD/CD).
Then I start install from here.

Should I do something different when installing 2nd OS?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Dec 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP


With XP it is almost certain on that new of hardware you're going to need to insert the SATA controller drivers from your chipset at F6 prompt during driver-loading phase, or slipstream them into XP ISO to burn a new CD. You can post back the bluescreen error codes, however.

If you are booting the Win7 DVD to install to second partition you're creating with installer, at exactly what point in install does it fail (using steps in tutorial Clean Install Windows 7) and what is the exact error message?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Dec 2010   #8

Win 7 Ultimate 32 bit

Let me try it now again and will tell you exact step and msg. THX
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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