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Xp Cd does not Load Please Help


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#1 balkrish999

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 05:42 AM

Hello, I have a laptop which has 3gb Ram , 320gb Hard drive

here is the laptop

http://www.amazon.co.uk/CQ61-330SA-15-6-in...9220&sr=8-1

It came with Windows 7 pre installed , i have partion my hard drive to a 40gb partion in which i want to dual boot windows 7 and xp

But when ever i boot the xp disk , it loads for like 2 minutes and then i get a blue sreen error

why is this ? how do i dual boot xp with windows 7 (when windows 7 is pre installed )

Thanks :thumbsup:

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 05:56 AM

Dual-boot XP and Win 7

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 07:54 AM

Dual-boot XP and Win 7

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hello louis i went on that site and it says


warning Warning

* If you have a RAID setup, you will need to have the XP RAID drivers on a Floppy disc available to select and load at the F6 prompt while installing XP.
* If you have a SATA drive, then see How to Load SATA Drivers in Windows XP Setup on your Dual Boot PC with Vista or Windows 7 for how to load your SATA drivers from a Floppy disc at the F6 prompt while installing XP.



but my laptop does not feature a floopy disk drive drive what shall i do

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 09:04 AM

I don't think SATA drivers are a problem.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documen...90&lang=en#

That system has native SATA support, so you might check your BIOS settings.

Older systems that did not have native SATA support...required installation of the SATA drivers before XP could see the drive, but that has been overcome by BIOS settings that trick XP into seeing SATA drives as PATA/IDE.

I would assume that's not a problem...until I have evidence that it is.

Louis

What media are you using to attempt this install of XP? Do you have a valid MS Genuine XP CD and license?

Edited by hamluis, 31 May 2010 - 09:09 AM.


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Posted 31 May 2010 - 11:24 AM

hello i am using a cd for windows xp,

and i have a real cd and licence

when i put the cd in and it loads but it goes to the blue screen

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 11:35 AM

What does the blue screen error say?

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 01:22 PM

im not sure

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 01:45 PM

Please post the exact error message.
It could be really helpful!
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 01:50 PM

i have done a bit of research, and many people got the blue screen and it is because , that the sata drive , not showing it because of that ,

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 02:25 PM

Before you draw that conclusion...you need to take a look at your CMOS settings in the BIOS.

I suspect that your problem has more to do with the fact that you are trying to install XP after the Win 7 bootloader exists...in spite of what any "guide" might say, XP was not made to be installed post Win 7. I can't say for sure...but that's my guess.

As others have indicated...a full error message makes life a lot more predictable.

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