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Windows 7: Virgin dual boot, Win7 Pro + XP Pro

18 Feb 2010   #11
gregrocker

 

As advised earlier, you must run a Repair Install on XP before starting it on new hardware. Details given earlier.

Then boot the Win7 DVD, select target HD for Custom install, format HD first. The drivers for mobo should be in installer.

Contact ASUS if you need support to complete new mobo install.


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18 Feb 2010   #12
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Download the SATA drivers from here:
ASUSTeK Computer Inc.

Unzip file.
Open folder Marvell>Marvell>Driver>Disk>Floppy32 or Floppy64
Copy files to Floppy.


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18 Feb 2010   #13
theog

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CD/DVD Drive

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lonny View Post
Thanks for the advice and I followed it by startting with a XP CD boot up.
I immediately noticed that the CD/DVD drive not kicking in, no noise.


I did not make any changes in the Bios. My topic now drifting away from normal Win7 dual boot, any hope?
Check in your BIOS for boot order.

You can download manual from link above.


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18 Feb 2010   #14
lonny

Win7 x64
 
 

Thanks gregrocker but I have followed yr steps but all I get is a BSOD with 0x0000007E (0x00000065, 0xBA9F8756, 0xBACC342C, 0xBACC3128). Just before the BSOD I get an ASUS window with the option to get into the BIOS settings (press delete key). There I can see it is still mentions my prev mobo.

theog - The BIOS boot order seems to be fine now as I can boot from CD/DVD.
I've downloaded the SATA driver but the catch here is that the mobo w/o floppy input, no socket available. Would I be able to use a USB stick?

Rather a circle I'm running because I cannot open the XP CD to do the Repair Install first.
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18 Feb 2010   #15
theog

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[quote]Would I be able to use a USB stick?[quote]

NO, not with Win XP, you can use a USB Floppy.


You can try also:

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Insta...F6-47807.shtml
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18 Feb 2010   #16
lonny

Win7 x64
 
 

theog - it seems as if I do not require the SATA driver, on the d/l page ASUSTeK Computer Inc. it is not available? I guess the AsusM4A785TD-M EVO ready as is?
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18 Feb 2010   #17
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lonny View Post
theog - it seems as if I do not require the SATA driver, on the d/l page ASUSTeK Computer Inc. it is not available? I guess the AsusM4A785TD-M EVO ready as is?

Picture 1 Select OS.
Picture 2 Win 7 selected.
Picture 3 Win XP selected.


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18 Feb 2010   #18
gregrocker

 

You need to have the new hardware installed before doing the XP repair install. The purpose of it is to acclimate your old XP install to the new hardware.

You may have to slipstream the SATA drivers into the XP installer, or install Win7 first.
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18 Feb 2010   #19
lonny

Win7 x64
 
 

SATA driver - I can see the original SATA drive (which incl XP) within the BIOS settings, the 2nd (new) SATA is not shown. I have initialized it before I removed the prev MOBO.

Yr link to ASUS is for another model MOBO. On my ASUS link above there is no SATA driver available?
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18 Feb 2010   #20
theog

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Your link.
Download file
Unzip file
Open folder AMD>AMD>MakeDiisk>x86_x64_XP>AsMakeDisk.exe.


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