Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Not booting into Xp in dual boot with win7

19 Jul 2011   #21
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Having two OS's on one partition, can cause problems with each other.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
19 Jul 2011   #22
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

When installing Win XP, you need install to partition 3 E: as seen from Win XP.

Not booting into Xp in dual boot with win7-ibmre.png


My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Jul 2011   #23
Ephemeral

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Thanks for much help theog.
I kinda figured that xp was altering my drive letters in such way, but this screenshot was very helpful and i finally knew that it was due to xp's tendency to show that 100 MB partition that those drives were appearing with their letter changed.........
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

20 Jul 2011   #24
Ephemeral

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

I did a clean install of Xp on drive D: and deleted that WINDOWS folder which was installed on my drive C: and everything is fine.
But can you pls tell me why do i always have to change my bios setting from AHCI to AHCI compatible in order to run xp and back to AHCI to run Win7 even though i slipstreamed the Xp cd rom with the AHCI drivers??
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Jul 2011   #25
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

1) What drivers did you slipstreamed in to the Xp cd?

2) Did you have your set to IDE mode, when install Win XP?
(needs to be AHCI mode)

3) NO drivers slipstreamed in to the Xp cd?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Jul 2011   #26
gregrocker

 

What happens when you boot Win7 with AHCI compatible set in BIOS?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Jul 2011   #27
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

When you first install Win XP, did you not read this CAUTION.

Not booting into Xp in dual boot with win7-ibm006.png


This caution still stands, as when you install Win XP to the Windows 7 partition, XP deleted some Windows 7 files & folders, & replaced XP versions.

IMO, It would be best to reinstall Windows 7 & Win XP.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Jul 2011   #28
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
When you first install Win XP, did you not read this CAUTION.

Attachment 165987


This caution still stands, as when you install Win XP to the Windows 7 partition, XP deleted some Windows 7 files & folders, & replaced XP versions.

IMO, It would be best to reinstall Windows 7 & Win XP.

. +1
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Jul 2011   #29
Ephemeral

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

I actually used two sets of drivers and created two setups using both sets. These were the files i included-

SET1-
Not booting into Xp in dual boot with win7-drivers1.jpg


SET2-
Not booting into Xp in dual boot with win7-drivers2.jpg


My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Jul 2011   #30
Ephemeral

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

1.) The setup wasnt running on AHCI mode so i used the AHCI compatible feature to run the installation which worked.
With AHCI it was terminating with a BSOD(0x000007E or 7B error as far as i can remember)

2.) When i try to strt win7 using AHCI compatible it too terminates with a BSOD, so i constantly need to switch b/w ahci to ahci compatible to boot into win7 and xp respectively.

3.) And no theog i didnt got that sort of screen it never warned me of multiboot..

I tried both set of drivers in the setup but the prblm is still there.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Not booting into Xp in dual boot with win7




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
can't enter BIOS when booting (Win7 / Ubuntu Linux dual boot system)
Hello everyone! I've made my Sony VAIO into a dual-boot machine (Win7 64-bit and Ubuntu Linux) and I'm having trouble getting into the BIOS. When powering up, even though I repeatedly press and hold down the DEL key it always goes straight to the GRUB menu: And then when I select to...
Hardware & Devices
Dual Boot menu still present even tho im not dual booting
Hi, So i was dual booting 2 windows 7 of my computer as one of them stuff up so i was transfering all my data over to the new windows 7. I use partion wizard to delete the old windows 7 and extend the size of the new windows 7. No every time i start my PC up i get presented with the dual...
Installation & Setup
Booting Win7 automatically, dual boot Ubuntu
I have Ubuntu dual booting on Win7. After the bios load, is there anyway that I can make Win7 boot right away without selecting anything on the OS selection? The same way it would boot without dual boot...if that makes any sense. If the above exists: Let's say I use Win7 all the time, but one...
General Discussion
Dual Boot - Win7 and XP - Access denied to files when booting in Win7
Hi there, hoping someone can help... I've eventually managed to get a dual boot system going. I've installed Win7 on one hard drive and Win XP Pro on another. I've still got to figure out how to get a dual boot menu going, but in the meantime I press the F10 key during Boot-up of the machine...
General Discussion
Dual Booting XP and Win7 64-bit
I just completed my Sandy Bridge build using the ASUS P8P67 Deluxe MOBO. I installed XP SP3 first on HD #1, and then Win7 on HD #2. The Win7 bootloader defaulted to Win7 64-bit and 30 seconds after powering up would boot into the system. I could then boot into XP from the bootloader without any...
Installation & Setup
dual booting osx/win7 on a macbook
hi all, i imagine i've got a bit of a unique situation, but hopefully one of you might be able to point me in the right direction i've got a macbook running win7, and i want to dualboot it and get osx back on there. should be easy, osx on a macbook, right? **** me. i did a bit of homework...
Installation & Setup


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:58.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App