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Windows 7: Problem installing a dual boot of windows 7 and xp

11 May 2010   #1
zachary1g

XP
 
 
Problem installing a dual boot of windows 7 and xp

Hello and thanks for your time,

I currently have windows 7 pro 64 bit installed on my 300gb 10k raptor. I have partioned the drive into 180/120gb split.

Problem: I put in my xp 32 bit installation disk and get to the installation menu where it shows the hard-drive and partions. It shows my usb stick and it does not show my second empty partion which is formatted with ntfs, it shows some hard-drive but it is not the right size to be either my primary or secondary. So basically I would like some help, I searched the forums and read it is possible to do this and I know it is as I had windows xp 32 and windows 7 64 installed before but before I had xp on the hard-drive first. My bios reads the hard-drive fine the only problem is when I get to the xp install menu. I read that you might need sata drivers to install xp on a partition if you got windows 7 installed first. I am assuming this is the problem because it reads the hard-drive fine on my windows 7 installation disk.

Basically I would like to know does my xp disk have a problem or do I just need to get these "sata drivers".

If the solution is sata drivers can somebody give me a hand. I do not have a floppy drive just a dvd/cd drive and usb sticks. I have a evga 780i SLi motherboard and a western digital 300gb 10k raptor. Where can I get the proper sata drivers help is much appreciated. I plan on buying a new motherboard within the next few weeks as well and want to get my hard-drive working before buying it.

Thanks!


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11 May 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zachary1g View Post
Hello and thanks for your time,

I currently have windows 7 pro 64 bit installed on my 300gb 10k raptor. I have partioned the drive into 180/120gb split.

Problem: I put in my xp 32 bit installation disk and get to the installation menu where it shows the hard-drive and partions. It shows my usb stick and it does not show my second empty partion which is formatted with ntfs, it shows some hard-drive but it is not the right size to be either my primary or secondary. So basically I would like some help, I searched the forums and read it is possible to do this and I know it is as I had windows xp 32 and windows 7 64 installed before but before I had xp on the hard-drive first. My bios reads the hard-drive fine the only problem is when I get to the xp install menu. I read that you might need sata drivers to install xp on a partition if you got windows 7 installed first. I am assuming this is the problem because it reads the hard-drive fine on my windows 7 installation disk.

Basically I would like to know does my xp disk have a problem or do I just need to get these "sata drivers".

If the solution is sata drivers can somebody give me a hand. I do not have a floppy drive just a dvd/cd drive and usb sticks. I have a evga 780i SLi motherboard and a western digital 300gb 10k raptor. Where can I get the proper sata drivers help is much appreciated. I plan on buying a new motherboard within the next few weeks as well and want to get my hard-drive working before buying it.

Thanks!
Normally one puts XP on first and then win 7 so it can make the dual boot menu.

Are you Booting from the XP dvd or dbl clicking from within Win 7?

Ken
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11 May 2010   #3
gregrocker

 

XP will not run from Win7 so you are correctly booting CD, and have verified that target HD registers in BIOS. You need to slip the SATA controller drivers into XP installer.

Here's how: SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD

You can add Win7 to dual boot using EasyBCD 2.0 beta after installation, but you'll need to isntall net Framework 2.0 to run it.
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11 May 2010   #4
zachary1g

XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
XP will not run from Win7 so you are obviously booting it.

You can add Win7 to dual boot using EasyBCD 2.0 beta after installation, but you'll need to isntall net Framework 2.0 to run it.

Here's how to get the SATA drivers into XP; SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD
Yes I am running windows 7 and I boot xp off the cd from bios. That sata driver link looks very helpful but very long should do the trick thanks!


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Normally one puts XP on first and then win 7 so it can make the dual boot menu.

Are you Booting from the XP dvd or dbl clicking from within Win 7?

Ken[/QUOTE]

Ya well I did not put xp on first so thats why im having a problem. I am booting from xp dvd.
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