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Windows 7: please help error loading operating system

31 Oct 2009   #11
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitch04 View Post
Thanks for the replies.
I did exactly on that tutorial told me too should i download a third party program like Partition Wizard is a Windows based FREE Partition Manager. It works as partition magic and supports Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008 server and Windows 7. FREE for Home and Business user.. how much more larger should I put it too? Its just xp?
thanks again
First install EasyBC as per tutorial.
Depends on what you want to use it for,but seeing as you have near 500GB id give it 30GB.

Thats the link,heres a closer one Free Download Partition Wizard
Download the bottom one,the boot disc.Burn it at a slow speed.

Boot into PW,delete D,shrink C by 15, make new partition,mark as primary (click apply after EACH step,bottom left)

Boot the XP installation disc (should be burned at slow speed),install on D


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31 Oct 2009   #12
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitch04 View Post
Minotar I am doing the bootloader now because it says do it after. So I will give that ago. When I go add type i should put windows xp then drive D:/ Not C:/ yeah thats right?


Update: I will go try that now I will be back in 10 mins
As in install?
You should install to the new partition you made.

I think there is a problem either with space on the partition to load files or the disc itself,i think it might be the disc as i dont think it needs that much just to run it,the extra space is for programs you will run on XP.
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31 Oct 2009   #13
gregrocker

 

Do the steps in the order given in the tutorial.

Don't add the bootloader until you get XP installed.

I believe you said that after the first restart, XP will not continue the install. Is this because you are following the prompt on the screen to "hit any key to boot from CD?"

Do not do that. Ignore that prompt and let XP start itself, as it should be trying to do at that point. (Common mistake - happened to me)
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31 Oct 2009   #14
mitch04

windows 7
 
 

um I am on the other computer I have installed bootloader Im going to see what happens. Greg Yeah I leave it i dont click anything on the keyboard when it says boot from CD. then it will say error unable to load operating system.

Should I try this first or should I Put like 30 GB in for a new partition? And should I delete the boot loader im not sure.

Thanks again for the replies very helpfull
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31 Oct 2009   #15
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Is the CD old or new?
Bought in a shop or downloaded from online store?
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31 Oct 2009   #16
mitch04

windows 7
 
 

downloaded from store. But Im pritty sure very sure it not long ago we had to format another computer and worked fine.

Update: Im trying again Its copying file over now so in about 5mins its going to restart I will see what happens again.

Fingers Cross
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31 Oct 2009   #17
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitch04 View Post
downloaded from store. But Im pritty sure very sure it not long ago we had to format another computer and worked fine.

Update: Im trying again Its copying file over now so in about 5mins its going to restart I will see what happens again.

Fingers Cross
Try burning at a slower speed if you can.

Did you give more space and mark as primary?
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31 Oct 2009   #18
mitch04

windows 7
 
 

um no I Will try that next.
Ok i think its failed again its not giving me that error but It says hit any button to boot CD.....
and just staying like that
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31 Oct 2009   #19
gregrocker

 

If you know for sure the disk worked before, then make sure it is clean as a whistle.

THen use partition manager to shrink the Win7 a bit, expand your XP partition over into that space. Just delete the XP partition to do this, then re-gather the extra space and Create an NTFS partition that is Primary (not logical) and format. Try to install with the extra space.
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31 Oct 2009   #20
mitch04

windows 7
 
 

ok Should I enlarger the hard drive like what Minotar said using that link. I will put it to 20 gb this time ok?
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