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Windows 7: Dual Boot xp

02 May 2010   #11
Jrbeekman

Windows 7
 
 

I took out all but 2GB of my RAM. I have a blank HD, it still shows up as unknown drives. but know it is giving me a 0X00000050 error....


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02 May 2010   #12
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jrbeekman View Post
I took out all but 2GB of my RAM. I have a blank HD, it still shows up as unknown drives. but know it is giving me a 0X00000050 error....
Again this computer may be too new for Windows XP. XP may not know how to communicate with the motherboard, drives, chipset etc. If the vendor's web site has drivers for XP then you should be able to get it running.
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02 May 2010   #13
gregrocker

 

Is this the exact error message: "STOP 0x0000008e" error message during Windows XP setup

Note that the other stop code is OX000000050 for this RAM error during XP install.
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02 May 2010   #14
Jrbeekman

Windows 7
 
 

nothing happend....i need the the SATA drivers before i can do anything. But i cant find them anywhere....
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02 May 2010   #15
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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02 May 2010   #16
gregrocker

 

There are only 64 bit Win7 and Vista drivers for your SATA controller here: http://support.dell.com/support/down...id=-1&impid=-1

You would need to try to use XP 64 bit and load either of the SATA drivers to see if it will take them at F6 prompt using floppy drive, or slipstream them in.

It is unlikely that hardware this modern will adapt unless you research in depth your SATA controller and find an XP driver which will work, perhaps one which has been modded or built for that reason.

Have you looked into running XP in Virtual Mode?
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02 May 2010   #17
theog

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If it is Intel,download from here, 32bit or 64bit.

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Sear...ntel%c2%ae+RST
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02 May 2010   #18
Dragor1

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) dual boot with Fedora KDE
 
 

Does your HDD selection still remain blank after disconnecting your Windows 7 HDD?

Try it, it might help getting XP installed.
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