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Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

01 Jan 2010   #440
Kirb

Windows 7 Home
 
 

OK, everything seems to be working smoothly with my dual boot. I also followed the "How to Stop System Restore Points from being Deleted..." tutorial but when I went back into System Protection to turn it back on I saw that Protection was Off on all drives. When I tried to turn it on I got the error screen below which I had to X out of. But the System Properties screen said that Protection was now On. I was then able to create a restore point and when I went back in and out of XP I didn't lose the restore point. But what was that error screen all about? Should I just ignore it since everything seems to be working fine?

Another concern is that I have one of those 100 MB System Boot partitions and after performing all the dual boot and stop system restore points from being deleted actions I see that this partition now is only 3.14 MB short of being full.

Should I do anything more or just be happy everything seems to be working fine?




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02 Jan 2010   #441
coco7

Windows 7
 
 

Hey dude Brink very nice stuff you got here very usefull but i need you help i got some problem i can't figure the source but what i did was this

Normally i have Windows 7 Ultimate was installed:..

#1.i did the [method 2] with empty partation after restarted and BIOS info flashes now i receive some message like i need to changed a location i don't have a single clue what should i type so i put " D: " which a empty partation

Problem:

#A..everything is black and got stuck can't continue to desktop or none of XP logos appears..


#2.i reinstall the XP/reformat the driver D i got the same thing, i did this 3x


#3.i revert back to Windows 7 / reformat the Driver C and i successfully login to desktop to complete and continue the fully installation to desktop


Problem:

#B. a new problem it always takes me to Boot menu where there is a dead OS of XP


#4.now everything is fine, i've checked the drive D: there's worth 600MB used , i think its the XP file and i reformatted the drive D

#5.i tried again installed XP as second boot and still it didn't give me a chance it gives me a problem (#A)


#6.i did the (#3) again back to normal again i also fix the Dead OS on Boot menu and i got tired for 5 hours so i never do it again for while..



..that's all i did i don't have a single clue on how to install a XP as 2nd boot or what causing the problem or probably i should delete the dead OS of XP after failing at (#1) and do the (#3 and #5) ? ..is the #A is the main issue? cause after failing on #1 it leaves a dead XP on boot menu
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02 Jan 2010   #442
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Coco, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Have you installed XP before using that installation disc? You may have a bad or corrupted XP installation disc since it will not let you or finish installing from it.
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02 Jan 2010   #443
coco7

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Coco, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Have you installed XP before using that installation disc? You may have a bad or corrupted XP installation disc since it will not let you or finish installing from it.
yes that's what i'm using for year since i got a new system built with a motherboard of "Windows 7 Ready" i didn't tried to installing my XP there instead i install Windows 7
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03 Jan 2010   #444
Kirb

Windows 7 Home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kirb View Post
OK, everything seems to be working smoothly with my dual boot. I also followed the "How to Stop System Restore Points from being Deleted..." tutorial but when I went back into System Protection to turn it back on I saw that Protection was Off on all drives. When I tried to turn it on I got the error screen below which I had to X out of. But the System Properties screen said that Protection was now On. I was then able to create a restore point and when I went back in and out of XP I didn't lose the restore point. But what was that error screen all about? Should I just ignore it since everything seems to be working fine?

Another concern is that I have one of those 100 MB System Boot partitions and after performing all the dual boot and stop system restore points from being deleted actions I see that this partition now is only 3.14 MB short of being full.

Should I do anything more or just be happy everything seems to be working fine?
Does anyone have an answer to these questions?
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03 Jan 2010   #445
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Kirb,

Nothing should be save to the 100 MB System Reserved partition. You might check to see if you selected it (if listed) by mistake to have System Protection turned on is and not just the partition that Windows 7 is on.

System Protection - Turn On or Off

If everything else is running fine, then I would mess with anything else other than trying to find out what is being saved onto the System Reserved partition.
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03 Jan 2010   #446
creativehacker

windows 7
 
 

HI All
My system is already installed with windows 7
Now I am trying to install WIndows XP..
I dont have any SATA drives on my system..all are IDEs

When I started installing XP...
First it will copy all the files to the harddisk and restart then it starts installing slowly..
But in my case its copying all the files after the restart it giving the following error

A Disk Read Error Occurred
press ctrl+alt+del to restart
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03 Jan 2010   #447
SnakeDoctor

Windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 pre-installed, dual booting Windows XP

All,

The tutorials on this site are outstanding, as they are extremely easy to follow, so I wanted to thank you guys first for offering this service to everyone putting in the hard work necessary to make those nice modifications.

Now onto the nitty gritty. I wish to install some important software that's incompatible with Windows 7 (Home, Pro, or Ultimate), even in XP mode (nice try Microsoft). I want to provide a true Windows XP environment for what I'm trying to use, but I'm still having tons of trouble trying install Windows XP SP3 for dual booting with my pre-installed Windows 7 64-bit OS.

I've followed Method 2 to the letter, but after creating the partition to 40GB, assigning it a proper letter recommended by the system, and even assigning the System partition a letter as well (K, I rebooted the system with the original Windows XP boot disk, and instead of seeing a text screen which should grant me the option of which partition to use for installing Windows XP, it goes straight to a blue set-up screen, attempts to install all of it's firmware, and attempts to start Windows XP, but thankfully there's an error 0x0000000007B or something to that effect (because of the existing Windows 7 OS). I even tried not formatting the partition and then restarting and booting the disc, but the outcome is the same. I never used Partition Wizard, only the partition tool in Windows 7.

After doing a hard reboot, I'm still able to operate Windows 7 with no problem.

After some additional research, I created a modified Windows XP boot disc with the appropriate NVIDIA nForce Serial ATA controller driver I downloaded from HP's website and the free software nLite. After successfully creating a bootable XP disc with the appropriate SATA drivers, the system still goes directly into trying to download the Windows XP software without the text set-up screen, but at the end, instead of the usual error, it states:

"NVGTS64.SYS" is corrupted"
"Press any key to continue"

From here I remove the disc and do another hard reboot. The system is still fine in Windows 7.

I own a HP Pavillion p6210f computer with a NVIDIA nForce Serial ATA controller, but I did upgrade the graphics card to a Radeon HD 4350 (1 GB capability) and added another 2 GB of RAM (brings the total to 8 GB), if this means anything.

I've read every thread on this particular forum relating to the issue, and there's a couple that's specifies my exact predicament, but I'm still having trouble. It all boils down to not seeing that all important set-up screen outlined in Method 2, Step 3, which gives you the option of which partition to set Windows XP on. Without this all important step, nothing can be done.

Instead of providing a hard boot disc like previous times, Microsoft now provides a "Factory_Image", (D, a separate partition that holds approximately 2 GB worth of data for recovery purposes. I've created a back-ups for everything, including this data, but I don't trust the idea of reformatting the harddrive, installing XP, then Windows 7. I see nothing but disaster following that method. I'm not an IT guy or computer guru, just a regular guy trying to get some important stuff done on his PC. Any further guidance / advice would be extremely appreciated. Thanks.
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04 Jan 2010   #448
Kirb

Windows 7 Home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Kirb,

Nothing should be save to the 100 MB System Reserved partition. You might check to see if you selected it (if listed) by mistake to have System Protection turned on is and not just the partition that Windows 7 is on.

System Protection - Turn On or Off

If everything else is running fine, then I would mess with anything else other than trying to find out what is being saved onto the System Reserved partition.
There was no option to turn System Protection on to the 100 MB System Reserved partition--so I guess I'll just hope everything is well! Thanks for the help. I couldn't have done it by myself!
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04 Jan 2010   #449
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Kirb. If you have any further problems with it, then just let us know.
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