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Windows 7: Unable to boot from disc

17 Jun 2012   #1
Tomtom111

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 
Unable to boot from disc

Hi
I've written a disc so that I can install windows XP and dual boot it with windows 7 which is already installed. I've slipped the drivers for the hard drive (sata) into the installation disc, but when I try to boot from the disc, I get the screen in the attached photo. Is there anyway I can get the CD to boot?
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17 Jun 2012   #2
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Try again using the one-time BIOS Boot Menu key by tapping HP ESC key at boot.

If this fails you likely have a bad burn or slipstream so you may need to do it over. Burn the disk using ImgBurn.

Have you considered virtualizing XP within Win7 which is a preferred option now that XP is XPired?
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17 Jun 2012   #3
Tomtom111

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

It's not the same PC as in the other thread, it's a custom build. And yes I have considered it but I specifically need XP, with access to all of the resources.
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17 Jun 2012   #4
Tomtom111

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

Also, that's how I boot it.
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17 Jun 2012   #5
Tomtom111

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

Just a thought but could it be, as the hard drive uses SATA connections, which aren't supported by xp natively, could the reason the disc isn't booting because it also uses a SATA connection which is unsupported. Could that be a cause?
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17 Jun 2012   #6
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

UEFI motherboard. You've got the manual for it?
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17 Jun 2012   #7
Tomtom111

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

Maybe, if it was in the box it is probably still there. I can't look for it now though. Why do you ask?
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17 Jun 2012   #8
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Booting from newer UEFI based motherboards is different than booting from the decades old BIOS based motherboards. I don't have enough experience with UEFI to recommend anything, but I do know they are more restictive in what can be booted. That may be why you're having trouble booting from that disc you burned.

The manual likely refers to how you can turn off the restrictions, allowing more flexible booting options.
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17 Jun 2012   #9
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

TomTom,
You will have less problems by virtualizing your XP using for example Virtual Mode since you have Professional
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17 Jun 2012   #10
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Boot into BIOS setup to see if there is an EFI Boot Disk in the BIOS Boot order. If so, remove it.

Then wipe the HD with Diskpart Clean Command followed by the command Convert MBR, then Exit. try Install.
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