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#1 ahmedkasrawy

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 08:31 AM

hi, i have a dell inspiron 1564 with a windows 7 64 bits installed on it. i recently tried installing a windows xp on the other drive in my laptop, suffice to say it didn't work at first until i changed the boot menu settings. i changed the SATA operation settings from AHCI to ATA and i could install the windows just fine. the problem now is that i can't access the windows 7 i had instaled previously like it's not even there anymore. the windows 7 is still there on the hard-drive.

thnx in advance.

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 11:23 AM

Try going into computer management, then go to disk management. You should see your other hdd, see if there's no letter assigned to that hdd. All you have to do is right click on it, go to change drive letter and paths, and then assign a letter to it... and you'll be set to go.


As for running 32-bit xp and 64-bit windows 7, yes it works fine... that's my current setup right now and I'm typing this from windows 7. I had a little difficulty with the boot loader
, I had to load easybcd on windows xp to fix the boot loader, windows 7 hdd destination was incorrect and it was trying to boot from a non-existent hdd.
Hope it helps,
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Posted 25 June 2010 - 05:12 PM

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/919529

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 08:50 PM

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
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