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Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

28 Nov 2009   #320
matthew17

windows 7
 
 

I just wanted to clarify that I cannot post a screenshot of anything aside from a black screen or the initial install screens of either XP or 7. Additionally, when I try to reistall XP it still only recognizes 131072 MB free on my hard drive. I had allocated 500 GB prior to this debacle and the drive itself is 1 TB. I am really unsure what to do here. Thanks in advance.


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28 Nov 2009   #321
matthew17

windows 7
 
 
Also...

I tried reinstalling XP and it just keeps trying to reinstall itself over and over. I have now tried to reinstall Windows 7 and, after I choose the custom (advanced) option it reports an unexpected error and asks that I try again after I verify that all of the installation sources are accessible...error code 0xE0000100.
Ok...I have XP installed now (hard drive reads 127 GB capacity out of 1 TB) with SP2 and have downloaded .NET framework 3.5 (tried with 2.0 also) and EasyBCD. When I run BCD an error message pops up: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP-ss.jpg these are the errors that come up in order top to bottom. There is only the C:/ drive available from the drop down menu of the second image and when I select it I receive this message: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP-ss1.jpg
Not sure where to go from here.


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29 Nov 2009   #322
Stefan1971HH

Windows 7
 
 

It finally worked for me the brutal way: I erased all windows versions completely by killing the partitions, then tried again but this time with installation of xp first. Success. For some reason my systemjust didn't want me to install xp after seven.
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29 Nov 2009   #323
ultraman

windows7
 
 
success

Thanks to whoever wrote the guide, i installed 7 and than xp without a hitch, i did have initial problems installing xp though (bsod error), i did some study time and found that i needed sata drivers to install it, and i had to slipstream it using nlite. now im having to hunt down drivers, kind of difficult.i cant find the ricoh 1394 driver, i need it for firewire audio
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29 Nov 2009   #324
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Ultraman. Thank you for posting back with your results.
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29 Nov 2009   #325
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ultraman View Post
Thanks to whoever wrote the guide, i installed 7 and than xp without a hitch, i did have initial problems installing xp though (bsod error), i did some study time and found that i needed sata drivers to install it, and i had to slipstream it using nlite. now im having to hunt down drivers, kind of difficult.i cant find the ricoh 1394 driver, i need it for firewire audio

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Download RICOH OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller 6.0.4051.0 - RICOH OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller. OS installed driver. For information only.
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29 Nov 2009   #326
S1lent

Windows 7
 
 

I have a brand new computer that came loaded with Windows 7. I have followed the instructions to add XP, but after the installation CD restarts my computer, I get "Disc Read Error. Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to Restart" Now no matter what I do, I get this error and cannot boot into Windows at all. I tried deleting the XP partition I created from the recovery console, but I still get the error. I also tried fixboot. Chkdsk says the drive is fine. My computer came with a partition for system recovery, but when I press F11 as the computer is starting to access system recovery, nothing happens! It acts as I never pressed anything and proceeds to the error message. I haven't run fixmbr yet because I've read that it will wipe out the recovery partition.

At this point I just want a working computer again! Please help! If I order the system recovery disks from HP and completely wipe everything to the factory state, that will fix this problem, right? I wish they shipped these things with recovery disks!
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29 Nov 2009   #327
ultraman

windows7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ultraman View Post
Thanks to whoever wrote the guide, i installed 7 and than xp without a hitch, i did have initial problems installing xp though (bsod error), i did some study time and found that i needed sata drivers to install it, and i had to slipstream it using nlite. now im having to hunt down drivers, kind of difficult.i cant find the ricoh 1394 driver, i need it for firewire audio

Is this what you're looking for?


Download RICOH OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller 6.0.4051.0 - RICOH OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller. OS installed driver. For information only.

when i click the download link it takes me to microsoft update, microsoft doesnt have it, ive been searching for a whole day now,
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01 Dec 2009   #328
ms7165

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64
 
 
Current Procedure

Brink, this is by far the easiest and best explanation I have found on setting up dual boot when Windows 7 is the original OS. Since the post was made in April and the 7 has become available in the most current build I want to be certain that the procedure for adding XP Pro to an existing Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit has not changed since this April post. I am about to attempt the installation and want to be certain I am using the most recent process. Thanks
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01 Dec 2009   #329
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello MS7165, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yep, this is the current information in the tutorial for the latest Windows 7. I'm constantly keeping the tutorials up to date for any changes that have been made or reported in Windows 7.
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