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Windows 7: Dual Boot Win XP BSOD at setup

28 May 2010   #1
JimWin7

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 
Dual Boot Win XP BSOD at setup

After setting up partitions per Shawn's tutorial for dual booting Windows 7 and XP, the Windows XP installation disc boot did not show "Welcome to Setup" screen or "Windows XP Licensing Agreement" screen or the list of partitions screen. Instead it went directly to a "Windows Setup" screen and after loading several drivers it gave a "Starting Windows" screen. Immediately the BSOD appeared with errors 0x0000007b, 0xf78d2524, 0xc000004 and 0x00000000.

I tried two different Windows XP setup discs nd got the same result with both.


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28 May 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Are you loading the SATA drivers for your hard drive?

SATA Drivers - Load in Windows XP Setup on Dual Boot
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29 May 2010   #3
JimWin7

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

Hi Jonathan_King,
I didn't load SATA drivers. I did get a "PressF6" message on the Windows Setup screen. System Information on the Win7 computer lists Intel 5 Series 4 Port SATA AHCI Controller with the driver as instor.sys. The tutorial you referenced asks to put the driver on a floppy (not a flash drive). My laptop doesn't have a floppy. What do I do instead?
JimWin7
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29 May 2010   #4
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Take a look at this one:

SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD

Download Intel Sata drivers from here:

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Sear...ntel%c2%ae+RST
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01 Jun 2010   #5
JimWin7

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

I was able use nlite to get a copy of Windows XP Professional CD to a file ready for the ISO burn. (The Window XP Home CD I tried first kept giving a Cyclic Redundancy Check error so I went to the Pro version.)

The Intel download location you suggested had an iata97enu.exe SATA file that looked right the Windows 7 32 bit that's on my target computer and Windows XP Home or Professional for the second OS. It's for the iastor.sys driver that's on the target computer. I thought it might be a self executing compressed file but when I ran it on my older IDE laptop it tried to install the driver and advised that the computer was not compatible. nlite wants an *.inf file to integrate so I'm stuck.

Where do I go from here?

Your suggestion to SATA Drivers tutorial on Windows Seven Forums was very helpful. That information would be good for the Method Two of the Dual Boot Installation tutorial. Incidentally Softpedia.com had a Tips & Tricks "Install Windows XP on SATA without a Floppy" article that gave a nice explanation of why the change from IDE to SATA drives.
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02 Jun 2010   #6
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Download Intel Sata drivers from here:

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Sear...ntel%c2%ae+RST

Dual Boot Win XP BSOD at setup-capture.png
Part of the Intel web page.


Dual Boot Win XP BSOD at setup-capture32.png
32bit drivers


Dual Boot Win XP BSOD at setup-capture64.png
64bit drivers


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03 Jun 2010   #7
JimWin7

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 
Hurray!

OK I got the 32 bit drivers to match my Windows 7. and unzipped it into a file "SATA Driver". The screens in nlite for locating the drivers don't quite look like those in the tutorial but I selected "multi" and got a list of for several Intel Controllers. I selected "Intel(R)Series 4 Port SATA AHCI Controller" from the list because that's what I found in System Information > Components > Storage > IDE in the Windows 7 computer. I then made a WinFile.iso CD. When I booted it on the new computer IT WORKED!!!!

Thank you so much for your patience and help. I won't have made it without you and the Forum.

The one thing I have left is the screen resolution. The highest that XP offers is 1024x768. My Toshiba laptop offers 1366x768 so the screen looks stretched. Do you happen to know how to improve it?
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03 Jun 2010   #8
gregrocker

 

Check Custom Windows Updates for a newer display driver.

Then check Toshiba website Support Downloads webpage for a newer Display driver for your model computer.

As a last resort, check Intel's Support Downloads page for your exact named Display Adapter in Device Manager.

If Device Manager only shows Standard VGA Driver for Display, you'll need to research your System Specs to find out exactly what Graphics Chip you have to browse for driver at Intel.
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04 Jun 2010   #9
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JimWin7 View Post
OK I got the 32 bit drivers to match my Windows 7. and unzipped it into a file "SATA Driver". The screens in nlite for locating the drivers don't quite look like those in the tutorial but I selected "multi" and got a list of for several Intel Controllers. I selected "Intel(R)Series 4 Port SATA AHCI Controller" from the list because that's what I found in System Information > Components > Storage > IDE in the Windows 7 computer. I then made a WinFile.iso CD. When I booted it on the new computer IT WORKED!!!!

Thank you so much for your patience and help. I won't have made it without you and the Forum.

The one thing I have left is the screen resolution. The highest that XP offers is 1024x768. My Toshiba laptop offers 1366x768 so the screen looks stretched. Do you happen to know how to improve it?
You are welcome.

For display drivers follow Gregrocker goodadvice.
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08 Jun 2010   #10
JimWin7

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

I got the XP screen resolution fixed with a Graphics Media Accelerator HD driver from Intel. I still don't have a modem or sound. Device Manager shows yellow question marks for Audio High Definition Audio Bus, Ethernet Controller, Modem device on High Definition Audio Bus, Network Controller and SM Bus Controller. Control Panel doesn't show any Modem in Phone and Modem nor any Audio Device in Sounds and Audio Devices. I did get a couple of XP modem driver from Toshiba's support site but they can't find the modem. If I could get a modem working, I might be able to get help in Windows Update. Any suggestions?
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