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Windows 7: Dual Boot 7 Pro and XP Pro, BSOD Problem, Drivers Anyone?

19 Nov 2014   #1

Win 7 Pro 64-bit, Win XP Pro 32-bit
Dual Boot 7 Pro and XP Pro, BSOD Problem, Drivers Anyone?

Hi and thanks in advance for your time.

Getting blue screen problems on installing XP to my blank partition. I'm guessing I have the wrong SATA and Controller drivers. I've slipstreamed several types into my XP CD with no luck. I'll try changing the bios settings next, but does anyone have or can you even just tell me that if Dell/Intel don't make a 32-bit XP version drivers for my disk and disk controller that I'm out of luck? Any other ideas what I'm doing wrong?

My current hardware and drivers:
Hard Drive:
Western Digital WDC WD5000AAKX-75U6A SCSI Disk drive
Current Win 7 Driver: 6.1.7600.16385

Intel 8 Series/C220 Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller
Current Win 7 Driver:

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19 Nov 2014   #2


It's the SATA controller from the PC chipset, needs to be XP for your bit version, slipstreamed exactly like this: SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD. Use the XP CD w/SP3 for your exact version and retail/OEM sku which must match in XP.

Otherwise you can virtualize XP easier inside Win7 using XP Mode in Ultimate/Pro, free Virtual Box, Virtual Player or VMWare.
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20 Nov 2014   #3

Win 7 Pro 64-bit, Win XP Pro 32-bit

Thanks for your quick reply. Sounds like the answer to my question is I am out of luck if Dell/Intel don't make 32-bit XP drivers for the disk controller.

For the other part of my question, Can anyone tell me where to find the right drivers? I've slipstreamed several drivers into my installation (32 & 64), and have now gone through several blank CDs.

I did go into the BIOS and change the config to IDE and it's now installing, but we'd like to have it working as a clean dual boot 7 or XP and not have to change the BIOS to boot to the other operating sys.

Also, we've tried all things virtual and run into brick walls. Won't work in our situation.
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20 Nov 2014   #4

Win 7 Pro 64-bit, Win XP Pro 32-bit

I'm also have a heck of a time finding all my drivers that will work on XP 32 bit. Dell has everything for windows 7 64-bit only. My network and ethernet controllers are first on my list. Any help or enlightenment is appreciated.
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20 Nov 2014   #5


See if you can adjust Win7 to boot as IDE by reversing the change shown in AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista - Windows 7 Forums.
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20 Nov 2014   #6

Win 7 Pro 64-bit, Win XP Pro 32-bit

I'll try that, thanks.

In the mean time, it's not looking to good as far as hardware drivers. All dell & intel offer are 7+ 64-bit versions. I can't even install some because my XP is SP1, and i can't upgrade because the old software (industrial SCADA) we're trying to save is incompatible with SP2.

Can anyone tell me what my options are? Are there are generic or other manufacturer's drivers out there for XP 32-bit that I could try?
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20 Nov 2014   #7


I would not even attempt this without SP3. I thought I already made that clear. Install with SP3 and then try the software.
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21 Nov 2014   #8

Win 7 Pro 64-bit, Win XP Pro 32-bit

Thanks for your input Greg. Tried SP3 but obviously can't test our software because we don't have any drivers.

Any advise about finding the XP/32-bit version of my drivers is appreciated, particularly the chipset and network controllers.

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21 Nov 2014   #9


Did you try the SATA driver from here? Intel AHCI/RAID Drivers Modded Intel AHCI and RAID Drivers.

What network controller? I dont' see any specs. It doesn't even say a Dell model number in your specs.
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21 Nov 2014   #10

Win 7 Pro 64-bit, Win XP Pro 32-bit

It says (I'm reading this from the Win 7 Dev Mgr):
Network Adapters:
Dell Wireless 1705 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz) for the Wifi
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (got it already I think. Haven't tested and not sure if this is the network controller or just ethernet)
Some bluetooth stuff that we won't need
Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter

Universal Serial Bus Controllers:
Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller
Intel USB 3.0 Root Hub
Realtek USB 2.0 Card Reader
Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller
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