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Windows 7: New SSD - Questions

06 Apr 2011   #21
gregrocker

 

Sounds like the best imaginable upgrade.


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06 Apr 2011   #22
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

can't be a better upgrade than this - a super ddr booster - notice the tweaking knob on the right

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12 Apr 2011   #23
JimmyJazz

Win 7 x64 H.Prem XP SP3 x86
 
 

Hello again Guru's!,

Ok, for some reason the XP install on the SATA drive crashes when loading. So, I want to reinstall it!

Being that the SSD PCI-e raid card is now set as the 1st. boot in bios, do I just go ahead and load WinXP onto the SATA HDD partition, then when rebooting, do the F8 thing when I want to run it, or will loading XP onto the HDD screw up the booting of the SSD?

Thanks !
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12 Apr 2011   #24
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again Jimmy!


If you install XP with any other OS/HDD/SSD connected the older OS(s) will not boot without startup repairs, leave only the HDD/SSD you want to install XP to connected for the XP install.
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12 Apr 2011   #25
JimmyJazz

Win 7 x64 H.Prem XP SP3 x86
 
 

Hello BFK and thank-you for your reply!

Yikes... I think you just said "Jimmy... remove that SSD card from the PCI-e slot and then load WinXP onto the HDD"

The SSD has Win7 and is what I will use most! I want XP for a few older programs I still run and are not Win7 compatible.

You also stated that it may be possible with some start-up repairs.

Since I have not removed the XP install on the HDD, possibly you could help me to get that up and running and save me from ripping the computer apart again?
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12 Apr 2011   #26
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i'm not sure if this is related, or just totally spurious, but when i installed my ssd, i also enabled ahci in bios - since then i tried installing xp (for a cheap laugh), but ran into problem at early stage of install, so abandoned it.

can't remember exact error message, sorry.

what a useless post
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12 Apr 2011   #27
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

The only option with other OSs booting is to use the Windows managed dual boot, which isn't really a big deal; just do at least 3 separate startup repairs to Windows 7, making sure that the Windows 7 partition is Active before the repairs; after XP is installed to get Windows 7 booting again and set-up the Windows managed dual boot.


Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
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12 Apr 2011   #28
JimmyJazz

Win 7 x64 H.Prem XP SP3 x86
 
 

Yes, I have tried the repair XP install and after it was done, I could not boot into anything, Win7 or XP.

Had to install everything onto the SSD again... been an eventful week

I was thinking about what BFK wrote and I am wondering if I can somehow disable the SSD, then load XP on the HDD. Possibly this would save having to rip the card out...
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12 Apr 2011   #29
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Don't remove the card, have you seen my post #27 above?
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12 Apr 2011   #30
Shootist

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
i'm not sure if this is related, or just totally spurious, but when i installed my ssd, i also enabled ahci in bios - since then i tried installing xp (for a cheap laugh), but ran into problem at early stage of install, so abandoned it.

can't remember exact error message, sorry.

what a useless post
With XP you need to load the AHCI drivers at the start of the install. Otherwise it will always fail. XP, any SP (to my knowledge) does not include any AHCI drivers so if they aren't loaded at the beginning of the install (at the prompt to load 3rd party SCSI drivers hit F6 [I think]) the install always fail.

Back on topic for the OP.

This is probably why your current install on your old HDD gave you a BSOD when you tried to boot to it. You probably enabled AHCI in the BIOS when you installed the SSD. And when you did a fresh install of 7 it loaded the correct drivers, as they are included in 7.

But have you tried to boot to your old install of 7? If you did how did that go.
Actually I think 7 doesn't have a problem dealing with the BIOS set to AHCI even if you haven't made the proper registry edit to enable AHCI in the OS.

I know I had AHCI enabled in the BIOS then loaded a older 7 image on my HDD that I had not made the registry edit in and it booted right up, no problem.
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