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#1 xx66stangxx

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Posted 08 October 2006 - 12:36 AM

Ok so I downloaded the New Vista and want to install it on a seconday hard drive on my computer, but the thing is taht I need to install Windows XP on the other hard drive and when I load the cd in it starts the windows update but the thing is after I format the hard drive and the computer reboots the setup process just does the same thing over again and that's it, I keep on re-formating it and that all it will let me do it won't move on with the set up any suggestions?

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Posted 08 October 2006 - 10:22 AM

Which hard drive are you trying to install XP on?
The master (primary) or the slave (secondary)?

I am guessing that you are trying to set up a dual boot system - right?

How to create a multiple-boot system in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...Ben-us%3B306559

What are system partitions and boot partitions?
http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/e...605b431033.mspx

Windows Vista no longer starts after you install an earlier version of the Windows operating system in a dual-boot configuration
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/919529/en-us

In a dual-boot configuration, Windows XP does not start if you subsequently format or delete the partition on which Windows Vista is installed
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922809/en-us

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 12:19 PM

If XP is already installed the Vista RC2 release will give you the option to either Upgrade or do a Custom install. The Custom install will allow you to install onto another drive.

If it's still looping on you - then I'd have to suspect either a compatibility issue or a hardware problem (could also be a bum copy of Vista).
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