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Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

14 Apr 2011   #1250
gregrocker

 

I would save the existing images you have so you have the ability to reimage either OS independently.

If you want a Dual Boot image of your current install and you have space to save it externally, then you can save that as well.

Your System drive is Win7 which means it can be reimaged and will start up without repair.

XP currently is booting via Win7 partition so will likely have to have its boot files repaired or be Repair Installed once it's reimaged to start on its own without Win7.

It is best to save these images externally so you have them if the HD fails to reimage to a new HD.


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14 Apr 2011   #1251
oracle12345

windows 7 home 64 bit
 
 
so i tried your suggestions

so i converted my hd to a basic instead of dynamic and also googled for sata drivers for the laptop but couldnt find any sata drivers for the hard disk. I tried running xp setup from the disc and same thing still happens with blue screen and error code 0x0000007b. any suggestions?
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14 Apr 2011   #1252
gregrocker

 

The drivers needed are for the SATA controller, which is part of the chipset.

Look in Device manager under Storage or IDE/SATA controllers for model number, then check the Support Downloads webpage for your model computer or controller.

If you fill out your System specs more we can help you more.
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14 Apr 2011   #1253
oracle12345

windows 7 home 64 bit
 
 

Compaq Presario CQ56-129NR Notebook PC Product Specifications Compaq Presario CQ56-129NR Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

that is my laptop

currently looking for amd sata drivers for win xp. i was never provided a driver disk nor a does hp offer a download at thier site from my model laptop sata driver download great support
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14 Apr 2011   #1254
gregrocker

 

What does it list under SATA controller in Device manager? It is Intel chipset so you need the model number to find it on Intel's driver page.

You also need to resolve a possible recall on the model relating to bad chips which will help you determine the exact chipset model: Intel® Chipset Design Issue May Affect Certain HP Desktop and Notebook PCs Compaq Presario CQ56-129NR Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)
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14 Apr 2011   #1255
oracle12345

windows 7 home 64 bit
 
 

device manager is showing amd sata controller and i have been googling that looking for a driver that will work

ill try this driver

http://driverscollection.blogspot.co...er-driver.html


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15 Apr 2011   #1256
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oracle12345 View Post
device manager is showing amd sata controller and i have been googling that looking for a driver that will work

ill try this driver

Driver Collection: AMD SATA AHCI Controller Driver
First check for all the Win XP drivers for your hardware.
http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/en/support.html
If your Win XP CD, does not support your Sata Controller, you will need to load drivers to uses at F6.
Load Sata Controller drivers with a floppy disk is the best way.
SATA Drivers - Load in Windows XP Setup on Dual Boot
OR
SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD

You can download your F6 Sata Controller drivers from here:
General XP Downgrade Guide for HP Laptops - HP Support Forum
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25 Apr 2011   #1257
thetranslator

windows 7
 
 

hello i have slip the drives on my windows xp cd using nlight

but i still get a bsod i get this error



why is this? i have out the sata drivers in?
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25 Apr 2011   #1258
gregrocker

 

7b error is inaccessible boot device, so it's likely not reading your SATA controller or you have the wrong one.

How far does it progress before you get the bluescreen?

Did you use text mode when slipstreaming the SATA controller, and are you sure its the correct XP driver for your SATA controller?

First try installing XP programs in XP or earlier Compatibility Mode . You might also try installing free XP mode in Pro or Ultimate, or free Virtual Box, Virtual Player or VM Ware in all other versions to see how you like that.
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26 Apr 2011   #1259
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thetranslator View Post
hello i have slip the drives on my windows xp cd using nlight

but i still get a bsod i get this error



why is this? i have out the sata drivers in?

General XP Downgrade Guide for HP Laptops - HP Support Forum

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