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

23 Jun 2011   #81
Prospector

Win 7 PRO / Win XP PRO / 32 bit
 
 

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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.
theog, I put Windows XP Home in the title and then went on to explain about.....
I thought you would have seen your answer in the title. I saw it there when I posted the answer. I did answer your question but should have included it in the message also.
I apologise for not making it more plainly seen.


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23 Jun 2011   #82
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Try writing 7 ISO to flash using UltraISO which also is not known to fail: New 7 install on added HDD,Dual Boot XP Pro
no need, OP needs to press a key
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23 Jun 2011   #83
gregrocker

 

Says he is getting NTLDR error when pressing any key I believe.

This would only be if XP is on the HD, and CD/DVD boot fails and tries to boot HD.

Could error be from anything else?
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23 Jun 2011   #84
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Says he is getting NTLDR error when pressing any key I believe.


Could error be from anything else?
Greg, Yes, could be USB legacy.


Prospector
Are you use a PS2 or USB keyboard?

If USB, Check in BIOS for USB legacy is enable, & not disabled.
or
use a PS2 keyboard.
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23 Jun 2011   #85
Prospector

Win 7 PRO / Win XP PRO / 32 bit
 
 
NTLDR is missing

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Press a key at this stage.

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Than setup will start.
I thought that I included that answer but changed it a couple times to make it exact and may have left out that part, message:Press any key to boot from CD....
NTLDR is missing
Press CTRL+Alt+Del to restart
Pressing key at that stage does Nothing! It is telling me that pressing the key failed and to restart the machine.
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23 Jun 2011   #86
gregrocker

 

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.
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23 Jun 2011   #87
Prospector

Win 7 PRO / Win XP PRO / 32 bit
 
 
USB Keyboard

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Says he is getting NTLDR error when pressing any key I believe.

This would only be in XP is on the HD, and CD/DVD boot fails and tries to boot HD.

Could error be from anything else?
Greg, Yes, could be USB legacy.


Prospector
Are you use a PS2 or USB keyboard?

If USB, Check in BIOS for USB legacy is enable, & not disabled.
or
use a PS2 keyboard.
I posted last night about the LegacySelect group and I mentioned the 3 options: off, On, and No Boot and how Operating Systems with USB support will recognize USB storage devices regardless of the No Boot setting.
I just read it word for word and have it set to the on position which is the default position, so the OS is supported, regardless and no need for PS/2 which I do not have available anyway. This machine is designed to be USB 2.0 universally. It has at least 7 or 8 USB ports on the front and back of the machine. It shows that you need a PS/2 adapter to USB to use one of those keyboards.

I have a multimedia keyboard that has lights for the F mode on or off and software to allow me to do all kinds of things with this keyboard. No lights means that it does not work and sometimes I have to reboot to get it to become functional again.
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23 Jun 2011   #88
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Greg

If Prospector resets the BIOS, will need to enable USB legacy
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23 Jun 2011   #89
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

You need to enable USB legacy for the keyboard.

After the BIOS boots the keyboard will not work until in windows, if not enable.
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23 Jun 2011   #90
Prospector

Win 7 PRO / Win XP PRO / 32 bit
 
 
NTLDR is missing

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!
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