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Windows 7: New 7 install on added HDD,Dual Boot XP Pro

23 Jun 2011   #91
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Prospector View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Is this a known-good XP CD which has been used to install before? Check that it is perfectly clean.

Do you get the same NTLDR error when you try to boot either XP or Win7?

Clear the CMOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

Try the flash stick method using Ultra ISO as given above.
You asked me to disconnect the old drive which I did and am getting the error message from the new HDD on SATA 0. So I am getting the error message with or without XP HDD.
You and theog are sending me messages faster than I can keep up with!

I am about to download the other ISO program which will take time to learn and use to re-do the flash drive.

Clear the CMOS, which one do I do first, the CMOS or download and do the flash drive.
Please remember, I am DISABLED and have difficulty keeping-up with you both!
enable USB legacy


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23 Jun 2011   #92
Prospector

Win 7 PRO / Win XP PRO / 32 bit
 
 
Legacy is ENABLED

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
You need to enable USB legacy for the keyboard.

After the BIOS boots the keyboard will not work until in windows, if not enable.
Read my previous post about the LegacySelect group. Don't have time to do anything but write- too many emails to answer!
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23 Jun 2011   #93
Prospector

Win 7 PRO / Win XP PRO / 32 bit
 
 
Add More

I missed Greg's question about having a clean install CD. The answer is YES, I do, it is a NEW re-install CD replacement from Dell because there was NO XP CD with this Refurbished machine so I had to order a new one.

OK, so I am going to stop for a break and go to the tutorial and then install the ISO software first and then come back and deal with the CMOS.
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23 Jun 2011   #94
theog

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When you have enable USB legacy, for the keyboard.

Put Windows 7 DVD or Win XP in the drive, boot up.

Press any key to boot from CD or DVD....

Setup will start.
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23 Jun 2011   #95
Prospector

Win 7 PRO / Win XP PRO / 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
When you have enable USB legacy, for the keyboard.

Put Windows 7 DVD or Win XP in the drive, boot up.

Press any key to boot from CD or DVD....

Setup will start.
(1) I finished the flash drive except before I close the program, It has an option to make the ISO Image Bootable, Should I use that function before I close the program and insert it in the dead machine?

Also, the Default position for the USB in Legacy is"ON"

(2) I ran the CMOS 1 or 2 days ago and re-set to default but I just did it again TWICE, to make sure then tried the DVD with WIN 7 and then the CD-ROM with XP Pro.

The results are exactly the same as before with the same error messages:Press any key with the CD-ROM then the NTLDR is missing message and with the DVD, the first part about "Press any key is absent and only the NTLDR is missing! I again pressed F12 for both and received the very same error message as before.
Nothing Has Changed!!!
Now do you want me to add the "Make Bootable Option" to the Flash drive before I close the program?
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23 Jun 2011   #96
theog

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[quote]The results are exactly the same as before with the same error messages:Press any key with the CD-ROM then the NTLDR is missing message and with the DVD,
the first part about "Press any key is absent and only the NTLDR is missing! I again pressed F12 for both and received the very same error message as before.
Nothing Has Changed!!![quote]

Your DVD is not booting.
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23 Jun 2011   #97
Prospector

Win 7 PRO / Win XP PRO / 32 bit
 
 
It is now Running from F12

I pressed F12 and "Press any key" in CD-ROM with XP Pro and SETUP STARTED this time when it would not do it before. Sometimes the CD-ROM has to be used even though the DVD is marked as the prefered drive. XP is installing on the NEW HDD!!!!! I hope that it found the second partition that I set as active! I hope Win. 7 does not get overwritten, what do you think?

It just gave me the option to set the partition where to install and it is indeed letting me install to the prefered partition.
I THANK GOD.
He gets thanked first and now I thank you both!
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23 Jun 2011   #98
theog

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Win XP will install to the partition you tell it to.
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23 Jun 2011   #99
Prospector

Win 7 PRO / Win XP PRO / 32 bit
 
 
ASR Disc

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Win XP will install to the partition you tell it to.
theog, I will next want to use the ASR disc that I made previously and used for the other fresh install on the old hard Drive. What is the procedure to initiate the ASR to add the 60 GB backup image to the new install just as I did to the old HDD?

I also suspect that there is a problem with the Windows 7 install that caused the NTLDR error message. I think that I may need to use the Windows 7 repair Disc to correct any problems, what do you think?
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23 Jun 2011   #100
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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When Win XP is install, follow the tutorial, to get Windows 7 booting,than use EasyBCD to add Win XP.
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
Use EasyBCD 2.0 in Win 7

Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

BCDEDIT - How to Use
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