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Windows 7: dual boot:windows xp iso download

06 Apr 2011   #21

Windows 8 Pro

I reset my CMOS by "short" the clear CMOS jumper on my mobo.I dont know if i did it correctly or not but i am getting the same boot up screen.This is exasperating.I can clearly see the NUM lock light on my keyboard so i am ruling out problem on my keyboard.

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06 Apr 2011   #22

Windows 8 Pro

Update i disconnected my HDD and it unstuck my BIOS screen.Should i try re connecting my HDD and see what happens???

I am afraid something is wrong with my HDD???right???
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06 Apr 2011   #23
Microsoft MVP


Try removing DVD drive from BIOS boot order and use the one-time BIOS Boot Menu key given on BIOS splash scrreen to trigger DVD drive. This may help avoid the hang at restart.

If HD hangs again, see if it registers in BIOS. If so, what is the SATA controller setting?

Look at the make of the HD, then find the maker's diagnostics/repair scan, burn to CD and run Extended scan. HD Diagnostic
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp

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06 Apr 2011   #24

Windows 8 Pro

I somehow could restart the installation procedure by disconnecting HDD and started my pc with xp DVD in dvd drive.In the meantime installation was going on i reconnected the HDD and setup correctly identified my HDD and all my partitions.
Installation is going on smoothly now....fingers crossed.

This was just a temporary solution to my bootup screen problem.Any ideas how this problem doesn't repeat itself???
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06 Apr 2011   #25

Windows 8 Pro

Final update installation went smoothly and now i have dual boot windows 7 and xp.Still dont know why my HDD caused the bootscreen hangup earlier.

Anyways thanks all for your help.
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07 Apr 2011   #26

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You are welcome.
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