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

23 Jun 2011   #71
gregrocker

 

Do you still want to Dual Boot XP with Win7 on your SATA HD?

If so, unplug the 80gb HD and boot the XP CD, install to a partition you create next to Win7.

After install follow Steps 7-12 in Method Two of this tutorial to add Win7 to a Dual Boot from XP: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

The USB Universal installation utility has never been reported to have failed for anyone before. If you cannot boot the stick after formatting the stick and trying it again, then install UltraISO trial version, on File tab Open DVD, on BOotable tab Write Disk Image, Format, Write. These are the two easiest methods which don't require lengthy DOS formatting.


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23 Jun 2011   #72
theog

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What OS do you have on your other PC?
I tried to get the elevated command line but the
"Administrator" user is locked. In Safe Mode, which I tried after the post, asking if F5 was for safe mode, I went to user accounts and found that I can not access the Administrator account with any other user accounts except the "Guest account. I tried to delete my administrative group account but was not able to find the delete function after I activated the "Guest account". THat was more than you asked but it answers why I was unable to use the t

Tutorial from yesterday that requires "Use as Administrator" option, right click.
Win95, Win98, Win me, win 2000, Win Xp, Win Vista, Windows7.
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23 Jun 2011   #73
Prospector

Win 7 PRO / Win XP PRO / 32 bit
 
 
Yes I Do Want To Dual Boot On The New HDD

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Do you still want to Dual Boot XP with Win7 on your SATA HD?

If so, unplug the 80gb HD and boot the XP CD, install to a partition you create next to Win7.

After install follow Steps 7-12 in Method Two of this tutorial to add Win7 to a Dual Boot from XP: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
Greg, NOTHING has changed to allow the CD-ROM or DVD-RW to load and run the XP CD. I only have access to the "Ancient Floppy" Drive. I asked for help with commands for the DOS! If you can help me with the DOS commands then maybe we can get the DVD or CD to function again! Also, when I had both OS's running, I played a DVD movie to make sure that there were NO problems with the DVD Drive.
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23 Jun 2011   #74
gregrocker

 

What DOS commands are you trying to run, and why?

Unplug the floppy drive, set CD drive first to boot in BIOS, SATA HD second to boot, boot the XP CD.

What exact error message do you get?

Can you please answer the questions asked now, and nothing else?

I'm not sure we've ever had a thread like this. If you won't cooperate with the EXACT steps given and report back only the EXACT questions asked, then we cannot help you.
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23 Jun 2011   #75
Prospector

Win 7 PRO / Win XP PRO / 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
What DOS commands are you trying to run, and why?

Unplug the floppy drive, set CD drive first to boot in BIOS, SATA HD second to boot, boot the XP CD.

What exact error message do you get?

Can you please answer the questions asked now, and nothing else?

I'm not sure we've ever had a thread like this. If you won't cooperate with the EXACT steps given and report back only the EXACT questions asked, then we cannot help you.
I am not at all trying to alienate you, but you are driving me crazy!!!

(1) I have done everything you have asked and answered ALL of your questions to the best of my ability with all additional information to clarify, although I have missed things and tried to make up for it. I write long posts so there will be NO misunderstandings.
(2) Did you read my first post this morning? Please read it and then tell me which error message you are talking about. I have given you the same error messages that I have received already. Which ones would you like for me to repeat?
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23 Jun 2011   #76
gregrocker

 

Did you notice how you fail again to answer the questions I posed there?

Again
: Unplug your floppy drive and 80gb HD, set CD drive first to boot in BIOS, set SATA HD second to boot. Insert the XP CD, restart machine.

Do you get a prompt to "Press any key to boot from CD?" If so, what happens when you do exactly?

If not, reboot and tap the F12 key. Are you given the CD drive as a choice? What happens if you choose it?

Again: What DOS commands are you trying to run? For what purpose?

Again: Have you tried to install XP to the SATA HD, to explain why it is getting NTLDR error?

Again, for the 4-5th time: Do you still want a Dual Boot on the SATA?

Answer each and every question and be a lot nicer if you want our help.
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23 Jun 2011   #77
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Is your CD/DVD drive show in BIOS YES or NO

Is your New HD show in BIOS yes or NO.

When you boot the CD/DVD drive, What exact error message do you get?
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23 Jun 2011   #78
Prospector

Win 7 PRO / Win XP PRO / 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Did you notice how you fail again to answer the questions I posed there?

Again: Unplug your floppy drive and 80gb HD, set CD drive first to boot in BIOS, set SATA HD second to boot. Insert the XP CD, restart machine.

Do you get a prompt to "Press any key to boot from CD?" If so, what happens when you do exactly?

If not, reboot and tap the F12 key. Are you given the CD drive as a choice? What happens if you choose it?

Again: What DOS commands are you trying to run? For what purpose?

Again: Have you tried to install XP to the SATA HD, to explain why it is getting NTLDR error?

Again, for the 4-5th time: Do you still want a Dual Boot on the SATA?

Answer each and every question and be a lot nicer if you want our help.
I did exactly as you asked, first with the CD-ROM, then the DVD-RW after disconnecting the old HDD and the floppy and with the XP CD-ROM in each drive. First boot with XP in CD-ROM Drive I received this error message: Press any key to boot from CD....
NTLDR is missing
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart.
Next, I rebooted pressing F12 and it gave the option for CD-ROM Device in option #1 position, pressed and received this message: Selected Boot Device Not Available- strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility.
Next the DVD: NTLDR missing
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart
Then re-booted, it again gave the Onboard or USB CD-ROM Drive in the first position, pressed enter and received this error message: Selected boot device not available-
Strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility
Pressing F1 only repeats the message.
I wrote at the top of the last response to you, Yes I do want to dual boot the new HDD! You must have missed it.
You asked if I have tried to install XP to the SATA HDD. I believe this information answers that question. I do not have a device available to do so.
Now for the DOS Commands: The first post this morning answered that, I thought, because the flash drive failed to boot leaving a DOS command prompt: Boot:
If you read it again you will see that the floppy drive is the only option left for access to the OS's to un-do the damage that has been done!
Have I missed anything?
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23 Jun 2011   #79
theog

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Press a key at this stage.

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

Than setup will start.


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23 Jun 2011   #80
gregrocker

 

Try writing 7 ISO to flash using UltraISO which also is not known to fail:

Install UltraISO trial version.

On File tab Open DVD.

On Bootable tab Write Disk Image.

Format button.

Write button.

Now try booting under USB or HD's as it sometimes lists stick as HD.

If this fails, download and burn to CD free Partition Wizard,
boot it, click on HD to highlight it,
from Disk tab Wipe HD using one set of zeroes.

This will force CD or DVD to autostart.

If you still want Dual Boot, start XP CD, create partition to install, Install.

Next boot Win7 DVD, create it's partition with Custom>Drive options, Install. It should create a Dual Boot Menu. Clean Install Windows 7

This has worked for hundreds of others who couldn't get CD/DVD to boot.
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