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Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

02 Mar 2010   #650
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

No problem, Shawn.

The ability to install these drivers other than from a floppy drive, i.e. from a USB flash drive (including an external USB HDD) or a CD, was added in Vista. The floppy drive is, of course, still supported.


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02 Mar 2010   #651
Bakfin

Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
 
 
BSOD

Hi Shawn:

No, I don't have a RAID setup.

It's an HP G60-230CA laptop with a 200 GB HDD.

I created a second partition (40 GB), formatted it and assigned drive x: to the partition. The file system is NTFS.

Thanks,
Jim
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02 Mar 2010   #652
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bakfin View Post
Hi Shawn:

No, I don't have a RAID setup.

It's an HP G60-230CA laptop with a 200 GB HDD.

I created a second partition (40 GB), formatted it and assigned drive x: to the partition. The file system is NTFS.

Thanks,
Jim
Try loading your SATA drivers at F6.

SATA Drivers - Load in Windows XP Setup on Dual Boot
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02 Mar 2010   #653
Bakfin

Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
 
 
BSOD

Unfortunately, I don't have the driver for this HDD.

The current driver that is loaded is from Microsoft, dated 2006-06-21. I assume that it was part of the Windows installation disk.

I checked for an update and it said that the current version was the latest.

Thanks,
Jim
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02 Mar 2010   #654
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bakfin View Post
Unfortunately, I don't have the driver for this HDD.

The current driver that is loaded is from Microsoft, dated 2006-06-21. I assume that it was part of the Windows installation disk.

I checked for an update and it said that the current version was the latest.

Thanks,
Jim
You need your SATA Controllers drivers, not HD drivers.

Go to the link above.
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02 Mar 2010   #655
Josh Strube

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Josh Strube View Post
I have just purchased a new VAIO laptop with Windows 7 64 Pro on it. I have a previous VAIO with XP Pro. I used Acronis True Image to create a back-up of the old laptop. On the new laptop I created a new partition to handle XP. I then recovered the backup onto the new partition using Acronis Bootable Agent. All the information is there on the partition. I cannot get into XP. I installed EasyBCD in windows 7 and followed the steps given. When I reboot and select windowsXP it just loops back to the boot manager. Any suggestions? I know this should work in theory.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Josh Strube View Post
I was getting the blue screen of death while trying to install WindowsXP on a new partition of a new Windows 7 64-bit laptop. I purchased the external floppy drive and put the driver files for the motherboard on there. The drivers are picked up automatically during setup from the disk. It says it is installing various Sata drivers, but still goes to the same blue screen. What do I do now?
Could I get a response from someone on these 2 posts?
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02 Mar 2010   #656
Bakfin

Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
 
 
BSOD

Sorry, what link above?

Thanks,
Jim
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02 Mar 2010   #657
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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02 Mar 2010   #658
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Josh Strube View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Josh Strube View Post
I have just purchased a new VAIO laptop with Windows 7 64 Pro on it. I have a previous VAIO with XP Pro. I used Acronis True Image to create a back-up of the old laptop. On the new laptop I created a new partition to handle XP. I then recovered the backup onto the new partition using Acronis Bootable Agent. All the information is there on the partition. I cannot get into XP. I installed EasyBCD in windows 7 and followed the steps given. When I reboot and select windowsXP it just loops back to the boot manager. Any suggestions? I know this should work in theory.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Josh Strube View Post
I was getting the blue screen of death while trying to install WindowsXP on a new partition of a new Windows 7 64-bit laptop. I purchased the external floppy drive and put the driver files for the motherboard on there. The drivers are picked up automatically during setup from the disk. It says it is installing various Sata drivers, but still goes to the same blue screen. What do I do now?
Could I get a response from someone on these 2 posts?
1) Will not work.

2) You will need to load SATA drivers first screen, press F6.

SATA Drivers - Load in Windows XP Setup on Dual Boot
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02 Mar 2010   #659
Bakfin

Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
 
 
BSOD

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
I don't have a floppy disk drive.

I changed the letter of one of my USB drives to A: and copied the 4 files (atapi.sys, ataport.sys, msahci.sys and pciidex.sys) onto it but when I hit F6 it wouldn't recognize the USB drive. It wanted a floppy disk drive.

Thanks,
Jim
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