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Windows 7: Multi-boot/Dual-Boot Windows XP on Windows 7

13 Dec 2009   #141
XboxOmac

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
What installations is it showing?

What options does it give on that screen to proceed with?

This is after booting XP installer, proceeding with setup and discovering installations, right?

What installations are there, and what options?
Well since only the text mode of XP is installed, and not GUI yet, i have no idea.


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13 Dec 2009   #142
gregrocker

 

Waiting to hear what installations the XP installer finds after you boot into it, continue with Setup, let it discover installations.

Which installations are listed? Exact wording?

And what options are given to proceed if you highlight XP?
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13 Dec 2009   #143
XboxOmac

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Waiting to hear what installations the XP installer finds after you boot into it, continue with Setup, let it discover installations.

Which installations are listed? Exact wording?

And what options are given to proceed if you highlight XP?
Well that's the problem. I can't continue setup until I replace the missing or corrupted file hal.dll. And because I have no card slot, I can't do it at all.
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13 Dec 2009   #144
gregrocker

 

So the error message comes up again when you reboot into the XP installer and proceed with Setup to see what installations it finds?

Exactly when does the error come up? Try it again to be sure.
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13 Dec 2009   #145
XboxOmac

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
So the error message comes up again when you reboot into the XP installer and proceed with Setup to see what installations it finds?

Exactly when does the error come up? Try it again to be sure.
Look, this is all I can do. If I don't boot into the card, then it gives me the error.

If I boot into XP installer, all I can do it install is part 1 (which I already have)
To Install Part 2, I need hal.dll file. So I can't continue
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13 Dec 2009   #146
XboxOmac

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

My dad and I decided to buy a multi-card-reader, then just download the hal.dll file, then continue on with the installation tutorial here.
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13 Dec 2009   #147
gregrocker

 

This is an attempt to discover which installations are now there, and to repair the XP if it shows a valid installation.

This is done by booting into the XP installer, proceeding with Setup until it discovers the installations on the Hard Drive, then see if it finds an XP as well as the WIndows 7.

If it finds an XP installation then that means it can be repaired by then clicking R for Repair.

We at least need to see what installations it finds. I am not interested in adding in the DLL now, only if it can find at least the Win7 installation, and maybe also the XP installation which means it can repair it hopefully.
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13 Dec 2009   #148
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XboxOmac View Post
My dad and I decided to buy a multi-card-reader, then just download the hal.dll file, then continue on with the installation tutorial here.
There is only a remote possibility that it really needs the hal.dll file. That is way down the list of possibilities for this error on the troubleshooting sheet for it I linked you.

But try it if you think that is best.
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13 Dec 2009   #149
XboxOmac

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XboxOmac View Post
My dad and I decided to buy a multi-card-reader, then just download the hal.dll file, then continue on with the installation tutorial here.
There is only a remote possibility that it really needs the hal.dll file. That is way down the list of possibilities for this error on the troubleshooting sheet for it I linked you.

But try it if you think that is best.
Like the tutorial says, net framework 2.0 and EASYBCD. And the Windows 7 option should pop back up right?
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13 Dec 2009   #150
gregrocker

 

I have no idea what you mean when you say XP does Part 1 of install, but cannot do Part 2.

The XP installer ALWAYS has the ability to boot to attempt to discover what installations are present, which is all I am asking you to do now. This tells us whether there is something to repair.

It also tells us if Win7 is still there to be recovered by rewriting it's MBR, which we can even do from the XP installer's first "R" for repair option prompt.
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