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Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

02 Mar 2010   #660
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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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
You can only use a floppy disk.

Have look at the HP/Compaq link in above link.

General XP Downgrade Guide for HP Laptops - HP Support Forum


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02 Mar 2010   #661
Bakfin

Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bakfin View Post
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
You can only use a floppy disk.

Have look at the HP/Compaq link in above link.

General XP Downgrade Guide for HP Laptops - HP Support Forum
Thanks! I'll have a look.
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02 Mar 2010   #662
jbmcgow

windows 7
 
 
Dual boot snag

I just bought an ASUS G60Vx with windows 7 and need to dual boot XP. I did the partition and then instructed my BIOS to boot from the CD. With the CD in I booted my computer and and it gave me the screen "click any button to boot from the cd". I clicked the any button and the screen says its analyzing the hardware, but then gets stuck. There is no activity on the HD light and the DVD/CD drive quits spinning.

I dont know where to go from here. I have heard ASUS computers have a background OS running in addition to windows 7 and this may be a problem when creating dual boots. Any ideas?
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02 Mar 2010   #663
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jbmcgow View Post
I just bought an ASUS G60Vx with windows 7 and need to dual boot XP. I did the partition and then instructed my BIOS to boot from the CD. With the CD in I booted my computer and and it gave me the screen "click any button to boot from the cd". I clicked the any button and the screen says its analyzing the hardware, but then gets stuck. There is no activity on the HD light and the DVD/CD drive quits spinning.

I dont know where to go from here. I have heard ASUS computers have a background OS running in addition to windows 7 and this may be a problem when creating dual boots. Any ideas?
What screen the install stop at?
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02 Mar 2010   #664
jbmcgow

windows 7
 
 

Its a blank screen that appears immediately after the press any key screen. So its black with a single line stating "Setup is inspecting your computer's hardware configuration..." and then it stalls on me
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02 Mar 2010   #665
jbmcgow

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jbmcgow View Post
Its a blank screen that appears immediately after the press any key screen. So its black with a single line stating "Setup is inspecting your computer's hardware configuration..." and then it stalls on me
Also of note, I did not activate the proposed xp partition in fears it may mess things up, do i need to activate it?
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02 Mar 2010   #666
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jbmcgow View Post
Its a blank screen that appears immediately after the press any key screen. So its black with a single line stating "Setup is inspecting your computer's hardware configuration..." and then it stalls on me
Sounds like bad CD.
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02 Mar 2010   #667
jbmcgow

windows 7
 
 

huh, i've tried with with two different xp disks and get the same thing tho
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03 Mar 2010   #668
BomWatchOut

Windows 7/XP
 
 

Hi, nice forum you got here

I followed this awesome tutorial you made and, to make the long story short, i end up in a loop. I cannot enter one OS without damaging the boot loader of the other. For example, right now i am running windows 7(32bit), if i want to dual boot with windows XP(32bit) i have to open easyBCD and uninstall the boot loader. After i do that i can boot into windows XP (dual boot screen doesn't appear) but then if i want to boot back into windows 7 i have to reinstall the boot loader(dual boot screen appears) and so i end up with the same problem, so on and so on.... I think I'm stuck somewhere in the steps you provided. Do you know where i went wrong? please, I'm waiting for a reply

I tried to read all the post made about this topic so that i wont ask a question that maybe was already here. Found out that Holtsaber had the same problem as me, but i never found the post where he got this problem solved..



Here are some screens from my bcdedit and my windows xp root folder:


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04 Mar 2010   #669
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BomWatchOut View Post
Hi, nice forum you got here

I followed this awesome tutorial you made and, to make the long story short, i end up in a loop. I cannot enter one OS without damaging the boot loader of the other. For example, right now i am running windows 7(32bit), if i want to dual boot with windows XP(32bit) i have to open easyBCD and uninstall the boot loader. After i do that i can boot into windows XP (dual boot screen doesn't appear) but then if i want to boot back into windows 7 i have to reinstall the boot loader(dual boot screen appears) and so i end up with the same problem, so on and so on.... I think I'm stuck somewhere in the steps you provided. Do you know where i went wrong? please, I'm waiting for a reply

I tried to read all the post made about this topic so that i wont ask a question that maybe was already here. Found out that Holtsaber had the same problem as me, but i never found the post where he got this problem solved..



Here are some screens from my bcdedit and my windows xp root folder:
Try this:

Use EasyBCD 2.0 in Win 7.

EasyBCD 2.0 Beta Builds - The NeoSmart Forums
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