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Windows 7: Starts XP installation in dual boot, then the computer shuts off

24 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
Starts XP installation in dual boot, then the computer shuts off

I started with Windows 7 and when the computer reboots to install Windows XP it starts the installation process then the computer shuts off? What do I do?

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24 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Actually this thread was originally a post in that thread but Brink turned it into this snazzy thread. Thanks.

But now that I have this thread allow me to further describe the problem.

I created the partition and then installed XP on it (for whatever reason it didn't need any drivers for the hard drive)

After waiting a bit it rebooted and after it started up it started the installation process and then shut off. I kept rebooting but same result. I have tried a new disk and it seems to be working so far though.
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24 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/x86 Windows 7 Pro x64/x86 Windows 7 Home Premium x64/x86

How much RAM is installed in the system?

If you have more then 2 gigs you should remove all but 2 gigs and try that.

If you have more than 1 stick of RAM you should remove all but 1 stick and try installing XP.
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24 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit

Okay sorry about this new thread. Windows XP installed after I used the new disk.
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 Starts XP installation in dual boot, then the computer shuts off

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