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BSOD when trying to install Windows XP for dual boot with Windows 7

Q: BSOD when trying to install Windows XP for dual boot with Windows 7

I have a new laptop (Compaq Pressario CQ61) that has Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) installed. This computer has an AMD processor. I am trying to set it up to dual boot Windows XP Home Edition.

I didn't have any issues partitioning the hard drive. I used nLite to slipstream my Windows XP installation disk. I added SP2 and the SATA drivers. I then burned this onto a DVD disk. Next I booted from CD using the disk I created. The installation runs through loading the files, but when it gets to "Setup is starting windows" I get the blue screen of death. The stop code is 0x00000007B.

I used the guide at the following address to download the SATA driver and complete the slipstreaming process.
http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Operat...for-XP-solution-on-0x0000007B-BSOD/m-p/114120

Any guidance you can provide on how to resolve this issue is greatly appreciated.

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Use Partition Wizard version 4.2.2 boot cd to convert it back to primary.

How did it get converted to dynamic in the 1st place ?

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Hello Tom.

Please check this tutorial by our resident expert, Brink: Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista - Windows 8 Forums

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Hmmm...

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I'm sure you can, but Windows 7 has an XP mode.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/features/windows-xp-mode
 

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Wish you'd asked earlier as we could have easily saved your relative's Win7 installation if you didn't overwrite it.

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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/17651-remove-grub-xp-dual-boot-install-windows-7-a.html
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Case 4: You want Win7/Mac Dual Boot.

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Originally Posted by Carsomyr


I installed the 10 tech preview along side my win 7 ultimate, I reinstalled, the Windows 7 side of the HDD because after however many years the OS had a LOT of clutter, and even though windows update was a nightmare I finally got all the updates installed and only the necessary drivers/software installed for the upgrade. However reinstalling 7 ruined my dual boot, I can no longer boot into the 10 tech preview... I was on build 10166, and I only have an ISO of 10162 which fails on startup repair... need suggestions on how to fix the bootloader to see both OS!



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info: windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file.

After some search I have found this old thread from this same forum. Here is the link: dual boot windows 7 and vista boot error winload.exe

The Op seems to have similar problem as me. I just don't get all the follow up instructions in the thread dealing with bootrec since I haven't encountered it before (I think...). Any thoughts?

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The best way to Dual Boot OS's on separate HD's is to set the preferred OS HD as Primary HD and first HD to boot in BIOS setup, then when needed trigger the other using the one-time BIOS Boot Menu key.

If this is not desireable, then set Win7 HD as Primary HD and first HD to boot in BIOS setup, install easyBCD to Win7 to add XP.

Before doing this delete any EasyBCD listing for the other HD you've already made in Edit OS Menu tab.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/355211-dual-boot-windows-vista-windows-7-boot-error-winload-exe.html
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if you have a windows 8 disk, you can try a startup repair.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f320/borked-my-windows-linux-dual-boot-windows-wont-boot-anymore-701798.html
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I don't know how marking Win7 Active to repair it so it would start would convert the Server partition to Logical. I've never heard of such a thing.

To add the missing OS, install EasyBCD to add it on the Add New Entry tab.

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Hiya and welcome to SevenForums!

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If it says that it passed then you have to wipe the whole computer and re-install Windows.

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You sure it is a 5C and not C5?

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http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms819234.aspx

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Hello Ohmnuu and welcome to 10forums!

I would recommend that you run memtest86+ for at least 8 passes:
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Hi garrettchatt and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

Are you trying to ask something? There's nothing there.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/142453-windows-7-linux-fedora-dual-boot-dual-drives.html
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Did Windows 7 finish installing?

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Couple of things you can do after installing 2003.

Boot from the W7 dvd select repair my computer and do a startup repair, most of the time this fixes the bootloader for W7, but then 2003 may not boot now. So then you need to install a BCD editor software in W7 to get both of them booting properly.

http://neosmart.net/dl.php?id=1


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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392/en-us
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Hi,

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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/275500-clarification-regarding-dual-boot-windows-7-windows-server-2008-a.html
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http://www.eightforums.com/gaming/14455-dual-multi-boot-games-form-windows-7-windows-8-a.html
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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/261956-dual-boot-windows-xp-primary-windows-7-logical-partition.html
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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/289291-dual-boot-windows-server-2003-r2-windows-7-dell-xps.html
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http://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/12214-windows-8-create-system-image-dual-boot-os-windows-7-a.html
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A:Solved: Dual boot XP with windows 7 on 2 Harddrives - (Windows 7 already installed)

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-dual-boot-xp-with-windows-7-on-2-harddrives-windows-7-already-installed.902342/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-vista-windows-2003-server-dual-boot.791795/
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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/396721-how-format-drive-windows-xp-dual-boot-system-windows-7-pro.html