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Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

25 Jun 2010   #810
omenborn

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scgt1 View Post
How is that the new version when their website lists 1.7.2 as a recent software release?


The only drive that has boot.ini in the root is my Win 7 System reserved drive which is only 100mb by default with the win 7 installation. It is also where bootmgr and nrldr are located.

My drive config is as follows:
Operating system drive consisting of 3 partitions:
C:WIN7 D:ALLOTED FOR XP S:System Reserved

All other partitions and drives are setup for categories of games and are irrelevant at this time in making this work.

Those are all located on the same hard drive under separate partitions.

UPDATE:
HOLLY CRAP!! I deleted the *.BAK file and redid the settings and its loading win xp to finish INSTALLATION WOOOHOOOOO!!!! Thanks to those that have tried to help out. I will update if I get them both up and running properly.
Thank you scgt1!! I was having the exact same problem as you and deleting the BOOTSECT.BAK file solved all those issues and I'm now getting my dual boot screen.

What a pain that was.


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26 Jun 2010   #811
dsim

W7 64bit
 
 

Thanks Theog

I have attached (using the attachment icon on the Seven Forums tool bar, so I hope it worked) the file list for the Sata driver for XP from the Vostro 3500m downloads. It contains a lot more than a driver, it seems.

Can you advise if I should put into the nlite driver box all those files from "VALUEADD" to "WIN51". Some of them seem to be information only.

For the other files, the top 5 and the bottom 3 all seem to be on my XP installation disk into the SATA driver needs to be installed. That is these 8 are already there.


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File Type: docx Dell driver files.docx (32.5 KB, 136 views)
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26 Jun 2010   #812
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dsim View Post
Thanks Theog

I have attached (using the attachment icon on the Seven Forums tool bar, so I hope it worked) the file list for the Sata driver for XP from the Vostro 3500m downloads. It contains a lot more than a driver, it seems.

Can you advise if I should put into the nlite driver box all those files from "VALUEADD" to "WIN51". Some of them seem to be information only.

For the other files, the top 5 and the bottom 3 all seem to be on my XP installation disk into the SATA driver needs to be installed. That is these 8 are already there.
Download drivers from here:
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Sear...ntel%c2%ae+RST

Those are the drivers you need to add.

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP-capture3-1.png

The arrowed files are the two setup inf files need at step 12.
SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD


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27 Jun 2010   #813
dsim

W7 64bit
 
 

Thanks theog,

I have downloaded from the link, and slipstreamed both .inf files (they were the only items of the full list that showed when I opened the folder at the single insert page).
In the nlite "applying changes to installation" stage got message:-
"Cablib Compress ERROR: Could not flush cabinet: Could not create cabinet file Error 22: the device does not recognize the command". This came in the Integrating Drivers of the processing list.

Began again, and got the same message. This time continued to burn disk. Tried to install - the message this time is
"Line 9557 of INF file i386/txtsetup.sif is invalid".
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27 Jun 2010   #814
wrobot

Windows 7 / XP Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dsim View Post
A question for Wrobot, please. Where did you find the SATA driver? I have tried to get the Promise Fasttrak 376 for XP, but one site says the link is missing, tried aCnet download site, again no connection to the site, and also went to Promise.com site, but the 376 does not seem to be there either. Did you use another driver, and if so where did you get it, ...Thanks
I used the one's supplied by intel, found here:Ā 32-bit IntelĀ® RST Driver Files for F6 Install
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27 Jun 2010   #815
Kimble

Microsoft Windows 7 Premium (OEM)
 
 

As you can see, I followed the tut. to put Windows XP beside my Windows 7 system (Dualboot)

Do far so good, but the major problem is the ammounts of partitions. As I read some information in knowledge books, the maximum is 4.

When I did a Schrink to get approx. 30 GB Free from partition C: it seems to bee allright. Xp came with the famous blue screen. The error code 0x78D663C and another viewed blocks confirmed the problem.

What is the best for now to do. I have my full recovery from Compaq and want to keep it. What's in the HP-Tools I'd really don't know, because it's hidden.

Any suggestions to "open" the HP-Tools and put it on an USB-Stick.

Sorry for my bad English...... Thanks in Advance,

Regards,

Kimble


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04 Jul 2010   #816
Just William

Windows 7 Home
 
 
Dual Boot W7 and XP

I am using W7 Home. My previous PC I donated to a local Nursing Home for use in their office after changing the 200gb HDD for an 80gb.
I am now using the 200gb drive (it has four partitions) in an external drive. I can access everything that is on it.
What was the c: drive still has Windows XP installed.
Is there any way I can get this to run as a dual boot with my W7?

Just William
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04 Jul 2010   #817
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Just William View Post
I am using W7 Home. My previous PC I donated to a local Nursing Home for use in their office after changing the 200gb HDD for an 80gb.
I am now using the 200gb drive (it has four partitions) in an external drive. I can access everything that is on it.
What was the c: drive still has Windows XP installed.
Is there any way I can get this to run as a dual boot with my W7?

Just William
Hi Just William

You can do a Repair install of Win XP first, by removing new PC's hd.
Repair Windows XP - How to Perform a Repair Installation of Windows XP - Part 1 of 2
Than reinstall New PC's HD.

Use EasyBCD 2.0 in Win 7 & Win XP.
EasyBCD 2.0 Beta Builds - The NeoSmart Forums
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04 Jul 2010   #818
Kimble

Microsoft Windows 7 Premium (OEM)
 
 

Ok, fixed the problem with 4 partitions. Just called HP and they sant me a link with a software packgage to create the 4 (13,6 GB) DVD's.

But now.....

I have now 1 system partition, 1 Windows 7 and one bij shrinking the W7 partition by a 80 GB.

After a restart changed the boot first options tot CD/DVD.

Putting the original Windows XP into the drive and a boot. Windows is starting from the CD-Rom. He is loading everything normal and then de BSOD... What is happening ??

Windows is playing with me
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04 Jul 2010   #819
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kimble View Post
Ok, fixed the problem with 4 partitions. Just called HP and they sant me a link with a software packgage to create the 4 (13,6 GB) DVD's.

But now.....

I have now 1 system partition, 1 Windows 7 and one bij shrinking the W7 partition by a 80 GB.

After a restart changed the boot first options tot CD/DVD.

Putting the original Windows XP into the drive and a boot. Windows is starting from the CD-Rom. He is loading everything normal and then de BSOD... What is happening ??

Windows is playing with me
Is the BSOD like one of those in the tutorials below?

SATA Drivers - Load in Windows XP Setup on Dual Boot
SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD
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