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Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

24 Mar 2012   #1680
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If you installed WIn7 in AHCI mode and your BIOS doesn't allow different SATA modes for each HD then you'll likely need to slipstream the drivers into the XP CD before it will install. SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD .

If you can choose a different SATA mode for the XP HD then choose IDE or Compatibility. Make sure you're using an XP SP3 installer for your version, retail or OEM specific.

This is why I asked if the XP install saw the partitions for install, because that would mean you don't need the SATA controller drivers.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjl1297 View Post
gregrocker I've read some posts that AHCI doesn't "play nice" on AMD boards and I'm using the M4N82 Deluxe board in this box. Any thoughts on that before I set down and install them in XP?
Are you using the right NVIDIA AHCI/SATA Driver for Windows XP.
ASUS - Motherboards- ASUS M4N82 Deluxe
First check for all the Win XP drivers for your hardware on the manufacturer's web site.
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:
ASUS - Motherboards- ASUS M4N82 Deluxe

REWORDED.
Are you using the right F6 NVIDIA AHCI/SATA Driver for Windows XP install at the F6 prompt?


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24 Mar 2012   #1681
mjl1297

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I have downloaded the correct driver from the Asus website for XP 32. I haven't made the disc or tried to install the driver yet.

My question is I have two Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller entries displaying in Device Manager. Do I need to follow the steps for updating the driver for both entries or will selecting one of them be sufficient?
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24 Mar 2012   #1682
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If you installed WIn7 in AHCI mode and your BIOS doesn't allow different SATA modes for each HD then you'll likely need to slipstream the drivers into the XP CD before it will install. SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD .

If you can choose a different SATA mode for the XP HD then choose IDE or Compatibility. Make sure you're using an XP SP3 installer for your version, retail or OEM specific.

This is why I asked if the XP install saw the partitions for install, because that would mean you don't need the SATA controller drivers.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjl1297 View Post
gregrocker I've read some posts that AHCI doesn't "play nice" on AMD boards and I'm using the M4N82 Deluxe board in this box. Any thoughts on that before I set down and install them in XP?
Are you using the right NVIDIA AHCI/SATA Driver for Windows XP.
ASUS - Motherboards- ASUS M4N82 Deluxe
First check for all the Win XP drivers for your hardware on the manufacturer's web site.
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:
ASUS - Motherboards- ASUS M4N82 Deluxe

REWORDED.
Are you using the right F6 NVIDIA AHCI/SATA Driver for Windows XP install at the F6 prompt?
Take a look at step 2 here:
SATA Drivers - Load in Windows XP Setup on Dual Boot
&
Take a look at step 8 here:
SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD
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24 Mar 2012   #1683
mjl1297

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I already have Win XP installed. I don't want to reinstall it. Perhaps you are directing this reply at someone else though.

I merely want to know if I have to go through the driver update steps for both controller entries but it seems I can't get that question answered.
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24 Mar 2012   #1684
gregrocker

 

It isn't quite clear what you're trying to do that requires drivers being updated now that XP is installed.

Are you changing XP to AHCI mode using the tutorial: Enable AHCI in Windows XP After Installation?

Either way there is nothing wrong with installing a newer driver version. If it causes problems then just roll it back using Device Manager or Restore Point.

I hope this answers your question but if not clarify a bit more if you can.
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24 Mar 2012   #1685
mjl1297

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Yes I am following the instructions in that guide. I am installing the AHCI driver under XP to enable AHCI mode.

No where in that guide does it say to select all of the IDE controller entries if you have more than one which I do. That is the question I'm labouring to get answered. Maybe I should have asked the question in a thread of its own since linking it to my dual boot post has caused so much confusion.
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24 Mar 2012   #1686
Duzzy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjl1297 View Post
Yes I am following the instructions in that guide. I am installing the AHCI driver under XP to enable AHCI mode.

No where in that guide does it say to select all of the IDE controller entries if you have more than one which I do. That is the question I'm labouring to get answered. Maybe I should have asked the question in a thread of its own since linking it to my dual boot post has caused so much confusion.
Had a quick look at the guide. If you only have two ATA storage controllers then you should be able to only update the first controller.

I base this on the fact he has two controllers in the first Device Manager screenshot, in the second he has one but updates the Standard Dual channel PCI IDE Controller and in the last he has none. And yes no where does it say to do both.

As there is risk involved in not being able to boot I would recommend making a drive image with something like Macrium Reflect if no ones suggested it so far. It'll allow you restore XP much quicker than re-installation if something goes wrong.

Use this to get you started - Imaging with free Macrium I've never use this but I pretty sure I've seen Greg recommends it to others so he maybe able to help with it if you need it.
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24 Mar 2012   #1687
gregrocker

 

As I've never enabled AHCI in XP after installation I agree with Duzzy to save externally a backup so you have a path back if it fails to boot for some reason. Macrium is fine or perhaps you have another favorite which you prefer. Acronis has premium imaging apps which come free when any WD or Seagate HD's are in the mix.
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25 Mar 2012   #1688
mjl1297

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks guys for the help but I decided not to enable AHCI in XP after all as other forum posts indicated this might cause some issues with my DVD burner. I need the extra SATA ports on my MB though so I'm going to look for a good PCI SATA controller card.

I think I will leave it at that in this thread because to go any further would probably veer into OT territory.

Once again I really appreciate everyone's help!
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25 Mar 2012   #1689
ren2mac

 
 

hello... I'm really having a problem doing this. I have my win 7 installed first. I have already successfully installed the windows XP to another partition. I have done also configuring the EasyBCD but the problem is when booting, it could not lead to windows boot manager where I should select one of the operating systems to be loaded. Now please help.. have I incorrectly installed the XP? I decided to register just to consult this problem so help please..
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