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

22 Jun 2011   #51
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
In BIOS you should have a
DVD Drive
the new HD
showing.
Do you?

Boot order in BIOS
DVD Drive
new HD
Do you?

The old HD, under the bed out of the way.
Do you?
If you have all of the above.

What do you have on the new HD?


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22 Jun 2011   #52
Prospector

Win 7 PRO / Win XP PRO / 32 bit
 
 
Limited BIOS Information

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
In BIOS you should have a
DVD Drive
the new HD
showing.
Do you?

Boot order in BIOS
DVD Drive
new HD
Do you?

The old HD, under the bed out of the way.
Do you?
If you have all of the above.

What do you have on the new HD?
The BIOS does not show a separate DVD drive just a generic CD-ROM for all devices onboard. This is an old computer and has limited ability. The Drives section simply shows SATA 0 SATA 2 PATA 0 PATA 1 and a couple items below these. I was never able to return the SATA 2 back to SATA 1 and do not know how this is affecting the computer. I can not tell from the BIOS which Drives are associated with the actual installed drives. It does not provide that much information. I am not sure what else that you are asking me. I have to try to install and then see if there is a drive (SATA) available at that time.

I need to wipe the flash drive because the tutorial was not correct about wiping the drive contents when I copied the WIN 7 OS on to the Flash. I may need to manually re-format the Flash and then re-copy the Win. 7 again. It just did not work correctly.
Have I answered your questions?
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22 Jun 2011   #53
gregrocker

 

If you booted the DVD to install Win7 before, it should boot now. Try it again tapping the Dell F12 boot menu key this time to trigger the DVD. Please report back any error messages and the exact behavior.

If not use this tool to easily write the WIn7 ISO to flash stick, with Win7 in the dropdown menu window: Universal USB Installer – Easy as 1 2 3 | USB Pen Drive Linux
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22 Jun 2011   #54
theog

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1) The CD/DVD Drive & the new HD, must showing in BIOS first.

2) The USB tutorial states to use the CLEAN ALL command, which wipes the drive.
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22 Jun 2011   #55
Prospector

Win 7 PRO / Win XP PRO / 32 bit
 
 
Boot Device Not Available

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If you booted the DVD to install Win7 before, it should boot now. Try it again tapping the Dell F12 boot menu key this time to trigger the DVD. Please report back any error messages and the exact behavior.

If not use this tool to easily write the WIn7 ISO to flash stick, with Win7 in the dropdown menu window: Universal USB Installer Easy as 1 2 3 | USB Pen Drive Linux
I just found your post and re-booted, and it did as it always has done while pressing F12: "Selected boot device not available". The DVD is listed as the preferred device between it and the CD-ROM. Otherwise I get the "NTLDR Missing error message". Greg, Please believe me, I have said over and again what is happening, the NTLDR is missing just as it says, and neither the HDD nor the DVD will be recognized, no matter what I do!
I will try the Flash drive option again as soon as I can get it together, properly this time.

Also Greg, my laptop has a CD RW/DVD ROM and I just bought a bunch of DVD R discs and a box of DVD RW discs but the CD ROM Box is for music. This is all that I have available to write to with my CD RW. Can I use any of these with this CD RW Drive?
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22 Jun 2011   #56
gregrocker

 

And I have replied repeatedly that the NTLDR Missing error pertains to XP only.

If you don't have XP HD plugged in there is no way to get that error, unless you've got a failed install to the SATA HD which is trying to boot - do you? We can deal with that if so.

So once again I ask you to unplug the XP HD and report back the exact error message or behavior when you try to boot the DVD drive.

Set the DVD drive to boot first in BIOS setup. Do you get the prompt to "Press any key to boot DVD?"
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22 Jun 2011   #57
theog

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You have a Windows 7 DVD, YES.

Why do you need DVD R discs?
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22 Jun 2011   #58
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Win 7 PRO / Win XP PRO / 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
You have a Windows 7 DVD, YES.

Why do you need DVD R discs?
This is a side question concerning returning a CD-ROM that I borrowed from my neighbor when I was in need and it is 20 miles to the nearest store to buy another package of CD ROM Discs. I also need to know for my own laptop in the case that I need to burn an ISO image with one of the available programs that I might want to use before I have the opportunity to drive 20 miles again to buy the correct CD ROM discs.
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22 Jun 2011   #59
theog

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When you boot the DVD do you see this screen?

New 7 install on added HDD,Dual Boot XP Pro-step1.jpg


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22 Jun 2011   #60
theog

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If you have DVD-rw Drive, you use DVD r
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