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Windows 7: Dual Boot XP on Win 7 preinstall PROBLEMS!!

02 Aug 2011   #11
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Doc Rizk View Post
Thank you guys for your replies and help. Last night, after over a week of hardcore PC surgery, I stopped overlooking the SATA Controller Option in BIOS and switched it from RAID to IDE and got XP up and running. Installing all the driver i need to sound and countless other things. Only problem is WIN 7 only runs with this set to RAID and XP only on IDE. There is also the option for AHCI but i havent tried that yet. Think that will help?
Try starting Win7 with AHCI selected in BIOS to see if it will start. RAID here is likely used generically as multi-mode since you don't have mirrored drives, correct?

If Win7 won't start you can actually change it to AHCI mode using this tutorial IF XP will install in AHCI with the drivers you found or you can find XP AHCI drivers, so both OS's will be uniform: AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista


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02 Aug 2011   #12
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

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02 Aug 2011   #13
Doc Rizk

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

my pc wont boot at all on AHCI. And im sad to say that after all the countless hours of getting xp working, the m-audio projectmix still drops signal and locks up. even tried moving to another pci-e port... again. it seems like theres something interrupting the firewire signal. idk. might be time to return it.
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05 Aug 2011   #14
Doc Rizk

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

talked to American Musical Supply 3 days ago and they sent me a replacement unit. Testing it out right now......
wish me luck
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05 Aug 2011   #15
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

WE wish you luck.
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06 Aug 2011   #16
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Be sure to post back with updates!
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07 Aug 2011   #17
Doc Rizk

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

UPDATE:

I'm back in business!!! Turns out the unit was faulty and I may owe M-Audio an apology.... not sure my pride will allow that! LOL.

Thank you for all your help though. At least ive learned alot over the past few weeks about dual booting.
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08 Aug 2011   #18
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

That is good news.
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08 Aug 2011   #19
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

At least you got it sorted and thanks for the update.
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