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Windows 7: Dual Boot new Advent 2102 w/Win7 and old Cdrive from dead XP machine

06 Jul 2010   #11
Microsoft MVP


There shouldn't be a password asked for if you proceed as if to install until it finds the installation and then press R for Repair.

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06 Jul 2010   #12

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


OP needs look at Step 6 Repair Windows XP - How to Perform a Repair Installation of Windows XP - Part 1 of 2
which is Repair install.

Press Enter at this screen, DO NOT PRESS "R"

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06 Jul 2010   #13

Windows 7

Hi theog,

That might be it. I did press 'R' at that screen.

Hi gregrocker, Yep I had set a password. Shortly after I found out how anyone could easily get access as Admin if I left it as set by default.

Thanks guys I'll have another crack at it later this evening or in the morning after I have done a little work.
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07 Jul 2010   #14

Windows 7

Hi Folks,

Well I set about it and followed the instructions and this time the installation/repair started off as expected.

After an age of deleting and reinstalling files, setting up drivers etc etc it got pretty far along and then --- BSOD.

It was seemingly caused by vdiskbus.sys and related to:

I took a pic of the BSOD with my phone and I have it to refer to. But it is basically suggesting I disable any new hardware (which is all of it) and have another go, each time tinkering with the BIOS.

I am a bit loathe to do this as I may end up with a machine that won't work with the original W7 drive or the old XP antique.

I tried a restart (with the XP disk) after the memory dump finished and it failed to boot and advised starting with the CD and going for a repair 'R' at the first option.

I am not prepared to do this at this point as I foresee a perpetual loop with nothing but a headache at the end if I mess up a tiny bit.

I have disconnect the XP drive and reconnected the W7 drive and now all is back to square one - but it does still work. (pheww!!!)

I can bite the bullet and attempt to reinstall the original Delphi programmes and updates... but I know this will be a pain, especially given the change of ownership and support of the product. But it is doable.

As it may be easy (for you guys) to recover from this failed 'Repair' attempt I ask your advice before 'biting the bullet'

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07 Jul 2010   #15

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


You have a program Win XP repair is not happy with.
vdiskbus.sys Windows process - What is it?

You may need to do a clean install of Win XP.
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07 Jul 2010   #16
Microsoft MVP


Do you have Alcohol installed, or anything from Winternals or Systernals?

Can you start XP to Uninstall them, or browse from CD Repair Command Line to vdiskbus.sys located in the folder C:\Windows\System32\drivers to remove or rename it?
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