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Windows 7: windows 7 and xp dual boot problems

21 Jan 2010   #21
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

SP2 should be sufficient. You only need to slipstream into XP the SATA drivers for your mobo, recompile the ISO and burn from the Nlite dropdown menu to CD.

Do you have the SATA drivers?


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21 Jan 2010   #22
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Sorry, but my comments I do not believe will help with your drive problem.

So, maybe we should work on that. So, you put in the XP CD and it boots and does the checking system configuration and what screen does it start on.

It should be something like "if you want to install XP, hit enter." The next page, after inserting the supporting OS CD if you use an upgrade will give you a list of partitions. If you do not get the list of partitions, where does the install go next?

Something not quite normal seems to be going on in your system. Specifics are essential, as to what screen is showing up and what you choose to do from that screen. Redo the XP install and write down the exact sequence as to what happens and what possible choices you are given.

Do you have an OEM version of XP?
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22 Jan 2010   #23
pehrsonc

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

gregrocker,
i downloaded nlite, i imagine where it says insert drivers i insert my sata drivers. but where do i get the sata drivers? please be specific as possible. i am not super techie.
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22 Jan 2010   #24
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Do you know what SATA controller?
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22 Jan 2010   #25
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Look in your Device manager for the exact name, version and date of your SATA controller.

If you can't find the exact driver, then slipstream in the chipset from your maker's Support Downloads webpage for your exact model.
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24 Jan 2010   #26
pehrsonc

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

okay, big problems!!! so i was reading somewhere that if I go into BIOS and changed the SATA mode it might help. so I changed the SATA mode from AHCI to IDE, put in the xp disk and it started loading. It got to the screen where I could chose which partition to download to (partition 4)and it worked. So now I have xp on my E drive. but i don't have any of the drivers and can't get on the internet. So...I feel like I'm dead in the water. I don't know how to get back to my Windows 7 D drive or if I even can. If I restart the computer, load from my dvd drive the win 7 recovery disks, it says it is loading to C drive. But if I go into my device manager on xp is has the following:
Acer D: Healthy
E: Healthy Boot (this is where I have XP, I believe)
PQ Service Healthy (unknow partition)
System Reserved C: Healthy System
So what do I do now?
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24 Jan 2010   #27
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Not sure I follow. What do you mean by "Loading" to C ?

Boot the 7 dvd , Select "Repair My Computer" at the bottom of the screen saying Install Now.

It may automatically do start up repair.

If not, after it has searched for installations, click Next. Click Command prompt.

Type : (press enter after each line )

diskpart

lis vol
( make a note of exactly what it says and post it up here)

exi

to leave diskpart.
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24 Jan 2010   #28
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

SIW2, would not the bootsect /nt60 C: work here. It appears he has lettered the System Reserve Partition C:, which is where the boot files are.

Bcdboot should not be needed because those files are already present.
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24 Jan 2010   #29
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pehrsonc View Post
okay, big problems!!! I go into BIOS and changed the SATA mode it might help. so I changed the SATA mode from AHCI to IDE,

You may need to change your BIOS setting back.

Do you know what SATA controller?
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24 Jan 2010   #30
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

If booting the DVD Repair console to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots does not work to start Win7, then you may need to change back the IDE setting to ACHI.

You can then try running a Repair install with the XP CD to see if it will run in ACHI setting.

Find the XP drivers by looking on the manufacturer's Support Downloads webpage for your computer model, or Google the exact hardware name with missing driver in Device manager. Start with the network adapter so you can get online to search Windows Updates for the other drivers.
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