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

19 Feb 2010   #21
lonny

Win7 x64
 
 

theog - thanks, I've downloaded.

gregrocker - small step forward, how and why I cannot figure. The XP CD now read and I skipped all (skipped the first "R"), it indicates that it is reading/loading DLLs, adapters, controllers, etc.

Next window options - ENTER for XP installation or R for repair or F3 for quit.
I select ENTER.
Then I accept the Conditions (F8).

The next window says I must select from the list:
ENTER if I want to install on the selected partition (which I cannot see, the frame below is empty)
C if I want to make a partition in the non-partitioned area
D if I want to remove the selected partition (which I cannot see)
I selected ENTER

Thereafter I'm blocked again -
BSOD:
setupdd.sys - Address F74139A8 base at F73EC000, Datestamp 41107c8f
STOP: 0x0000008E (0x0000005, 0xF74139A8, 0xF2FD075C, 0x00000000)

I do hope there is some clue?
Thanks for the patience.


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19 Feb 2010   #22
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Did you load SATA drivers at F6.


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19 Feb 2010   #23
gregrocker

 

If you don't have a floppy drive (XP is ancient) to load SATA drivers at F6 then you'll need to slipstream them into XP installer, recompile the ISO to burn to CD.

Here's how: How To Slipstream SATA Drivers Into XP CD
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19 Feb 2010   #24
lonny

Win7 x64
 
 

Yep, you are correct. I checked the BIOS again and it shows that there are no SATA drives detected. Only the primary IDE master which is the CD/DVD.

Selecting F6 has no effect, the XP CD keeps on running and gives me an option to load drivers but then states that no floppy drive detected to load anything.

I've been to my dentist and he gave me a USB floppy drive, any help?
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19 Feb 2010   #25
gregrocker

 

Make sure the floppy shows up in BIOS first.

Unzip SATA driver files into root and browse from F6 prompt during XP file loading.
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19 Feb 2010   #26
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lonny View Post
Yep, you are correct. I checked the BIOS again and it shows that there are no SATA drives detected. Only the primary IDE master which is the CD/DVD.
Check all the cables.

Sata drive must show in BIOS.
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19 Feb 2010   #27
lonny

Win7 x64
 
 

gregrocker - I do not have access to Explorer, I cannot boot into the puter. I suppose I must check the BIOS to ensure that it will be able to detect the portable floppy drive?

theog - "Check all the cables" :-)
Sounds like a very dumb suggestion but actually super advice, that did the trick, thanks.

I can now get into Safe Mode but my keyboard and mouse inactive. It is a wired setup but I cannot confirm "Yes" when requested to enter the Safe Mode.
Behind the above pop-up I can see another pop-up "Welcome to the Found New Hardware Wizard" but I cannot get at anything w/o keyboard.
If I can get into Safe Mode (properly) it should help?
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19 Feb 2010   #28
lonny

Win7 x64
 
 

A quick follow-up, trying to get out of Safe Mode before doing any damage the Wizard somehow updated keyboard + mouse and now I can utilize Safe Mode if need be.
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19 Feb 2010   #29
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lonny View Post
A quick follow-up, trying to get out of Safe Mode before doing any damage the Wizard somehow updated keyboard + mouse and now I can utilize Safe Mode if need be.
Sounds like time to get started.

Post back.
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19 Feb 2010   #30
lonny

Win7 x64
 
 

One setting got lost, language. The 1st time this XP was installed it was done by the shop and they gave it to me fully English. During the "repair" I watched for the language option and ensured that English is selected. Sure enough the keyboard is qwerty but the MUI is Nederlands.
I know it is available either from the XP Pro CD or on my hd but cannot figure where?
Any tips?
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