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: Dual boot XP/Win7 will not dual boot

10 Oct 2014   #21

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, Windows 10 64 bit

Already done, and I was into XP earlier tonight. Now I just have to find the right sound driver for my MSI motherboard and I'm set. But that's a topic for a different thread.

Thank you all for the help. What great tools and tutorials!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Oct 2014   #22


We're glad to help, Rosa.

Take a look a these same steps for doing a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7, particularly as they pertain to drivers which steps are important enough they're printed in red. Everything that's worked best that we've learned in five years since Win7 beta is compiled there.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Oct 2014   #23

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, Windows 10 64 bit

Thank you. I'll look at that this morning. I can' even think of eliminating XP until I have sound.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

11 Oct 2014   #24


Type Troubleshoot in Start Search box, run the Audio playback troubleshooter to see what it finds.

In Device Manager what is listed under Audio drivers? Are there any other missing drivers with a ! mark next to them?

Import any missing drivers from the Acer Support Downloads webpage for your model. Did you already install the Audio Driver from there?

This is all explained in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7along with many other tips and tools that will help you get and keep a perfect install.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Oct 2014   #25

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, Windows 10 64 bit

I have a Creative Soundblaster Live! CT4780 card which I removed this morning. I had installed it when my sound stopped working in XP. Well, ya know what? The XP problem must have been a driver problem, because the Realtek is working find in Windows 7. In the sound forum on SevenForums, I found updated (modified) drivers, so I'll install those in my next tweaking session. The Creative card does give better sound, more options.

So, it looks like I'm good to go. Thanks again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Dual boot XP/Win7 will not dual boot

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Dual Boot: Win7: Boot Manager Status: 0xc000000f boot selection failed
Hello, I have dual boot in my laptop with Ubuntnu 14.04 LTS and Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. Today after working on Ubuntu I restarted and switched to Windows and as soon as it logged in I noticed the battery was 0%. I thought maybe it was some kind of glitch or something (silly me!) so I just...
General Discussion
Going from XP/XP dual boot to Win7/XP dual boot on a new drive
Hi, This is my first question on this forum. The drives on my PC are currently configured the following way: Disk 1 (600 GB) - Partition 1: C: "System" (XP, bootable) (50 GB) - Partition 2: D: "Music" (XP, bootable) (50 GB) - Partition 3: E: "Samples" (500 Go) Disk 2 (1 TB) -...
Installation & Setup
Failed setting up dual boot Win7/XP - cannot boot Win7
I tried to set up my desktop computer running Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit to dual boot Windows XP Home. It didn't go as planned and now Windows 7 will not boot. I get the following error message: "Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem. Could not read...
Installation & Setup
Dual Boot ( Xp professional Setup with Win7 ) in boot menu
Guys..!!! i was trying installing xp sp3 in xp..!!! got a fatal error (Boot Manager not found) which left me a dual boot menu, ie "Which os u want to run Xp professional Xp professional setup " now i installed win 7, thnx to a software named "EASYBCD" got rid of XP but still it shows dual...
Installation & Setup
CD Drives boot problems (win7/xp dual boot)
Hello, I'm searched around for possible clues or solutions for what's going on with my system. No luck. I have a win7 and xp dual boot. They had been working fine, until one day I couldn't get on XP anymore. It'd just freeze while loading, whether it is safe mode, normal, you name it. I had...
Hardware & Devices
boot menu doesn't show up - XP and Win7 dual boot
I have XP (x86) installed on one partition. Last night I installed Windows 7 (x64) on a separate partition. Anytime I had tried this in the past, using Vista, it always detected the Windows XP partition, and gave me a boot menu with "Earlier Version of Windows" option to boot to. This is...
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 23:17.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App