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Windows 7: BSOD when attempting to create Dual Boot system with XP and Ult 7 x64

28 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
BSOD when attempting to create Dual Boot system with XP and Ult 7 x64

I have a new Toshiba Qosmio X770 laptop with Dual 120 Gb SSD drives. From the factory it had Win 7 Home. I upgraded immediately to Win 7 Ultimate x64. I set up the VM to use XP (Have to use XP because current dev projects with work are stuck in old ages on XP for the time being). I can run the XP Mode in VM fine and even Visual Studios functions fine. There is a problem with the 3rd party drivers for the USB comm boards we are using, the USB drivers apparently cannot be shared across the VM environment for the particular ones we are using.

I have been trying to install a clean install of Windows XP on the 2nd drive, but the system BSOD's when XP is trying to start windows from the installation CD.

Has anyone seen this before? Do you have any suggestions?



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28 Mar 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP


There are pages of comments dealing with this in Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP.

XPired doesn't have many modern SATA controllers and requires them being inserted using ancient floppy support - there are generations who don't even know what a floppy is.

This requires SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD.

Be sure to use XP SP3 installer for your version - which must also be OEM- or retail-specfiic.
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