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Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

23 May 2011   #1310
gregrocker

 

If you don't have a floppy drive to insert the XP SATA controller drivers at the F6 prompt during "Drivers Loading" phase, then you'll have to slipstream drivers into the CD ISO using Nlite and burn another CD.


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26 May 2011   #1311
ali69734

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 
Issues after dual boot install

Hi folks this is my first post here and i hope you'll excuse me not sifting through the previous 100 odd pages as i just don't have the time! I'm having real issues with a dual boot which has locked me out of my Win 7 OS that i use everyday .

So the PC is an HP Pavilion which is unlucky enough to have OEM software. The hard drive is 500GB and is split into three partions. Roughly 200MB for SYSTEM, 12GB for RECOVERY and about 450GB to HP. I proceeded to shrink the HP partition to creat a 15GB opening for XP Pro which i then went on to install. Here is where the problems started.

After install i was having intermittent problems with the USB ports not working and consequently leaving me without a keyboard and mouse as this hideous motherboard doesn't have a PS2 port! So i eventually had to reinstall the OS again and so far it seems to work. Sadly though XP is the only OS which boots infact there is no option to choose, so i then proceeded to install EasyBCD. After following the procedure on the first page i am having no joy with seeing any kind of boot menu!

Another problem i'm facing is the fact the OEM recovery disks offer a fool proof design which basically disables you doing any kind of advanced tasks such as startup repair etc. I do have a retail disk for 7 Home x64 so i tried this with a startup repair and it did detect that there was infact a fault with the boot options. Sadly though this has done nothing and upon restart i was in XP again.

So i'm really quite stuck as to where i go now! I cannot even find drivers for the Realtek LAN so i can't even get online with it! I really do hate OEM software, i've installed retail 7 before then split it for XP and its been flawless!
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26 May 2011   #1312
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Hi ali69734

Take look at the TIP, at Method Two, step 6.
or


Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
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26 May 2011   #1313
ali69734

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Thanks for the heads up. Luckily the retail disk came to my rescue and the start up recovery worked. I then tidyed the boot menu up with EasyBCD and its working fine now! Also thanks to those who created this topic, its extremely helpful and works very well.
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27 May 2011   #1314
Cheeriok

Windows 7
 
 
Floppy Drives?

I am trying to install Win XP over Win 7 (64bit) on my Lenovo Z560.
Most (if not all) laptops does not have Floppy Drive any more and the tutorial suggests that I have to use a floppy disk to install Win XP SATA Driver/s just before I start to install Win XP to my laptop.
How important to do this step? Can it be done later?
The only way seems to be is using an external USB Floppy Drive?
Then again, if I CAN NOT use a USB Flash drive to load the driver/s, will the external USB floppy drive work at this stage of Win XP installation?
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28 May 2011   #1315
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cheeriok View Post
I am trying to install Win XP over Win 7 (64bit) on my Lenovo Z560.
Most (if not all) laptops does not have Floppy Drive any more and the tutorial suggests that I have to use a floppy disk to install Win XP SATA Driver/s just before I start to install Win XP to my laptop.
How important to do this step? Can it be done later?
The only way seems to be is using an external USB Floppy Drive?
Then again, if I CAN NOT use a USB Flash drive to load the driver/s, will the external USB floppy drive work at this stage of Win XP installation?
Yes, you use a external USB floppy drive.

First check for all the Win XP drivers for your hardware on the manufacturer's web site.
Lenovo Support - Drivers & Downloads
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:
Lenovo Support - Drivers & Downloads
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19 Jun 2011   #1316
Register3D

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit and Windows 7 Home Premium on laptop
 
 

Thank you very much for this tutorial !!! Sometimes i wonder what would u do without the geeks!!
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21 Jun 2011   #1317
Wood

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Followed Shawn's tutorial but install still failing

Hi all,

I have been trying to install XP pro (SP1) on my PC that already has Win7. I am not an IT professional, but have tried to follow Shawn's instructions as best I can.

I do not have a floppy drive, so I used nLite to slipstream the extra items I needed, but have a had a series of failures. I can create the bootable ISO disk just fine, and the XP installation completes, but when I reboot, I get the XP logo screen for just a second and then a BSOD, with instructions to check for viruses, new HD drivers, etc.

I checked the specs on my motherboard and have confirmed that my HD is plugged into the SATA ports for the Marvell SATA controller. At first I tried slipstreaming just the Marvell drivers. I got these drivers from the Asus website for my board.

When that didn't work I read somewhere that XP would not recognize the SATA drives unless it was upgraded to SP2 or better, so I downloaded SP3 and slipstreamed that along with the Marvell drivers - no go - same BSOD after completing the install.

Then I read somehere else that I needed to install the Intel AHCI drivers. I tried to download the drivers from Asus, but when I pulled them up in nLite, I could not find the text mode driver for my controller (I think). According to my device manager, the Intel controller is: "Intel(R) 5 Series/3400 Series SATA AHCI Controller", but I could not find that one listed in the drivers from Asus, so I downloaded what I hope is the right driver from Intel. When I ran nLite and selected the driver from Intel, I did find the test mode driver listed for my controller. I created the ISO, completed the install and still got BSOD on reboot.

The error code I get on the blue screen is:0x0000007B, which I think corresponds to the wrong drivers, but now I'm lost.

I have filled out the system specs and I read about downloading the BSOD data, but I'm nots ure if I can do that without a working install of XP.

Please let me know if I can provide more information that will help resolve this.

Thanks in advance!
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22 Jun 2011   #1318
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wood View Post
Hi all,

I have been trying to install XP pro (SP1) on my PC that already has Win7. I am not an IT professional, but have tried to follow Shawn's instructions as best I can.

I do not have a floppy drive, so I used nLite to slipstream the extra items I needed, but have a had a series of failures. I can create the bootable ISO disk just fine, and the XP installation completes, but when I reboot, I get the XP logo screen for just a second and then a BSOD, with instructions to check for viruses, new HD drivers, etc.

I checked the specs on my motherboard and have confirmed that my HD is plugged into the SATA ports for the Marvell SATA controller. At first I tried slipstreaming just the Marvell drivers. I got these drivers from the Asus website for my board.

When that didn't work I read somewhere that XP would not recognize the SATA drives unless it was upgraded to SP2 or better, so I downloaded SP3 and slipstreamed that along with the Marvell drivers - no go - same BSOD after completing the install.

Then I read somehere else that I needed to install the Intel AHCI drivers. I tried to download the drivers from Asus, but when I pulled them up in nLite, I could not find the text mode driver for my controller (I think). According to my device manager, the Intel controller is: "Intel(R) 5 Series/3400 Series SATA AHCI Controller", but I could not find that one listed in the drivers from Asus, so I downloaded what I hope is the right driver from Intel. When I ran nLite and selected the driver from Intel, I did find the test mode driver listed for my controller. I created the ISO, completed the install and still got BSOD on reboot.

The error code I get on the blue screen is:0x0000007B, which I think corresponds to the wrong drivers, but now I'm lost.

I have filled out the system specs and I read about downloading the BSOD data, but I'm nots ure if I can do that without a working install of XP.

Please let me know if I can provide more information that will help resolve this.

Thanks in advance!
1) Win xp is not happy using the Marvell controller, use the Intel.
2) Win xp is not happy with more than 4gb of ram.
3) When slipstreaming the Intel drivers, best to add all the controllers,
using both setup inf files.

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP-capture3-1.png

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22 Jun 2011   #1319
Wood

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Theog - thanks for the quick reply!

1) Win xp is not happy using the Marvell controller, use the Intel.
Does this mean that I will need to disconnect my HD from the Marvell SATA connector on my motherboard, and plug it into one of the Intel SATA connectors?
Will that cause any problems with my current install of Windows7?

2) Win xp is not happy with more than 4gb of ram.
I am probably not going to take out RAM, so does that mean I should abandon trying a dual boot of XP? I read on one site that I should pull some RAM, install XP and then re-insert the RAM after the install is complete. Is that good advice? It seemed a little scary to me.

3) When slipstreaming the Intel drivers, best to add all the controllers,
using both setup inf files.
Thanks! I can give this a try. Should I avoid slipstreaming the Marvell drivers altogether and only slipstream the Intel drivers?

Thanks for the help!
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