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

13 Dec 2009   #151
XboxOmac

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Let me make a video to see what I mean.
Well I'm going to the store first to get a multi-card-reader, come back and put the hal.dll and try it out like so.


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13 Dec 2009   #152
gregrocker

 

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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?
EasyBCD is used from XP to add Win7 back to the Dual Boot menu when XP is last installed OS.

We are not there yet.

We need to determine if there is an XP which can be repaired. Are you saying that if you boot the XP installer and proceed with Setup that it will not proceed to find any installations which are there, as it always does? What is the error given then? Try it again now
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13 Dec 2009   #153
gregrocker

 

SIW2 our smartest Guru is here reading this thread.

SIW2: trying to determine if XP is there to repair or reinstall.

If not, should he run bootrec and bootsect commands from XP Repair Command line to start up Win7? Or make Win7 repair stick to Startup Repair?

Then troubleshoot the hal.dll file, replace it, whatever? There are a dozen steps on the troubleshooting sheet linked earlier, one of which is to XP repair install which I wanted to try so we could also see what installations XP installer finds.
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13 Dec 2009   #154
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Wow, I haven't time to wade thru 30 pages.

What is the situation now?

Are you wanting to boot into 7, but can't?

You can put the 7 repair program on a USB stick - exactly the same as creating a bootable flash for the 7 installation media.

Probably easiest to use an app. that will do it for you. WinToFlash is your best bet , as the others require a 4gb drive ( not sure if WinTo Flash does)

0.5.0013 beta

WinToFlash - Install Windows from usb - Home page

You can't run bootrec and bootsect commands - they are not on the HD. They can only be used from Vista /7 WinRe.
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13 Dec 2009   #155
gregrocker

 

He used Win2 flash to make the XP installer.

Where does he get the files/ISO for WIn7 repair console? He doesn't have flash big enough for full installer.



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13 Dec 2009   #156
XboxOmac

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

I don't have a Windows 7 disc or anything so I don't want to lose Windows 7. Can I boot into it somehow?

At the moment it's a 2 GB.

Ok for my Windows XP installer, there are two parts.

1st Installation: Text Mode.
2nd Installation: GUI Mode.
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13 Dec 2009   #157
gregrocker

 

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Let me make a video to see what I mean.
Well I'm going to the store first to get a multi-card-reader, come back and put the hal.dll and try it out like so.
How are you going to put the Hal.DLL in?

Every other XP installer has the ability to at least discover whether there are any installations present. There should not be an error message before you get to that. What is the problem with using this method to see what installations are present on your hard drive?
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13 Dec 2009   #158
XboxOmac

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XboxOmac View Post
Let me make a video to see what I mean.
Well I'm going to the store first to get a multi-card-reader, come back and put the hal.dll and try it out like so.
How are you going to put the Hal.DLL in?
Well just download the .dll file. I was wondering where does it belong? Like folder and such?
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13 Dec 2009   #159
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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13 Dec 2009   #160
gregrocker

 

Thanks SIW2. That is an ISO file. Should he write it to flash stick using UltraISO trial?

He tried Ultra to write XP ISO to same stick yesterday and it wouldn't work. Had to add SATA-slipstreamed files using Win2Flash

Maybe Ultra will work on this?

Any opinion of the missing hal.dll error which stopped his XP install in progress?
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