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Dual booting laptop crashes booting xp pro.

Q: Dual booting laptop crashes booting xp pro.

Hello there, occassional lurker, first time poster, hopefully someone here will be able to help

I've been setting my laptop to dual boot xp pro, and Ubuntu on a seperate partition. All was going well, until xp decided to die altogther. I don't have that error to hand, but it's gone a little further now.

Was going to install xp pro on a 3rd partition, and it started up fine. Now I can boot fine to Ubuntu, and the 2nd version of xp. However, the original xp is still having issues.

Now, when booting up, gets BSOD - bad_pool_caller. Code at the end is: 0x000000c2 (0x00000007,0x00000CD4,0x00000060,0x86F7E1FC)

Everything I've read suggests this is talking about a hardware or software conflict. However, I've not installed any new hardware. I suspect there is a software conflict between the two versions of xp, but I can't see how that can happen.

I can boot into the 1st copy of xp in safe mode, however, explorer.exe fails to start up. Tried running it in task manager to no avail.

I forgot to add - I am using GNU GBRUB to boot between the 3 operating systems.

EDIT 2: Tried it again to boot 1st xp in safe mode - new error for windows product activation - a problem is preventing windows from accurately checking the licence for this computer error code 0x800004005

Preferred Solution: Dual booting laptop crashes booting xp pro.

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A: Dual booting laptop crashes booting xp pro.

Are these installations of XP Pro on the two partitions diferent install disks with separate key codes?

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Okay, so ive tried many ways, and Ive finally got stuck with using a VHD.
I have followed countless tutorials, and finally found one. (on this forums somewhere)
I go through all the steps, and it seems like it is working, and then when I boot my system it says this,

things I have done to try to fix this:
Updated BIOS
Enabled Virtualization in BIOS
Please help! I have been trying to get it to work for days...

A:DUAL BOOTING PROBLEMS- booting win8 with win7.

Hi Ronnie and welcome to the Forum.

Why don't you try this. It is easier and it works: VMware Player - Install Windows 8

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Recently I purchased a laptop with windows 8 64 bit pre-installed in it. For my job purpose, I needed windows 7 32 bit. After searching the web and also using the information I got from this site, I disabled secure boot, deleted the recovery partition and converted GPT partitions to MBR. Then I shrink the Big partition in which windows 8 was installed to make room for the windows 7 partition. Then I created a new partition and installed windows 7 on it. After this whenever I switch on the computer, a message come up, saying that a required device cannot be found and windows is to be repaired. The only way in which I can start windows is to go to bios, select the boot options and then select boot from notebook hard drive.

Can anybody please tell me how this problem can be solved

A:Booting problem with dual booting with windows 8 and 7

when you created the new partition did you make itin front or behind the existing partition?

If your boot manager is looking to boot Win 8 on Disk 0 Part 1, and you created the new partition in front of Win 8, your Win 7 will now be located on Disk 0 Part 1 which is where the boot manager is expecting Win 8

can you send us a screen cap of your disk management?

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I am looking to buy a laptop, and HP seems to offer some pretty good ones. But I want to run the laptop as a dual boot, with a linux mint operating system alongside the preinstalled windows 8.1 OS. The laptop types are listed below:HP Pavilion 15-p245sa 15.6? Laptop - WhiteHP Pavilion 15-p247sa 15.6? Laptop - BlueHP Pavilion 15-p239sa 15.6? Laptop - SilverHP Pavilion 13-b080sa 13.3" Laptop - SilverHP Pavilion 15-p165sa 15.6" Laptop - Neon PinkHP Pavilion 15-p246sa 15.6? Laptop - RedHP Pavilion 15-p154sa 15.6" Laptop - Purple & GreyHP Pavilion 15-p249sa 15.6? Laptop - PurpleHP Pavilion 15-p248sa 15.6" Laptop Please advise as to whether these types are capable of that. I know they are all windows 8.1 devices, so have UEFI and secure boot systems, can these be switched off or deactivated so that linux can be installed without trouble?  Has anyone here had experience putting a linux operating system (preferably mint) onto any of these types, or onto anything very similar? Do these types reliably load it, does the dual boot configuration get disrupted every time one updates either windows or the linux OS? Are there any specific hardware features on these which cannot work under linux due to lack of drivers? I also know that  some linux operating systems (the main ones) are sometimes given secure boot keys so they can load without it needing to be turned off, does linux mint have keys which work on hp laptops or must secure boot be deacti... Read more

A:Are these laptop types good for dual booting

I actually have a hp laptop with UEFI bios and yes they are capable of dual boot.  I have done it before and it does work, I'm not so sure about Linux or mac but windows definitely works. If you need help with dual booting let me know ^_^

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Laptop is not booting up. It is restarting again and again. Problem started in following manner.
-First while using laptop my keyboards stop functioning.
-Second When I restarted It starts normal but stopped accepting inputs from keyboard and even Window Virtual Keyboard.
-Third I tried reinstalling windows, When I tried to install it from pen-drive(bootable pendrive). It is not booting. It is restarting again and again.
Can any one help me on this?

A:Laptop is not booting. It starts booting but restarts before it gets boot properly.

First thing to do is run an extended (NOT just 10 minute) diagnostic on the hard drive.  If you need further assistance, post the results of that (numeric error codes) along with the full model information - i.e., Inspiron N5110, XPS L501x, etc.).

Press F12 a few times immediately after powering on to get into the diagnostics.

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My sister laptop since yesterday is Now Req Phoenix Fail Safe Key on booting up Samsung N130 Laptop.

She said the laptop crashed while she was browsing the net and when she turn it on and off over night she was display with a Black Screen asking her for a "Phoenix Fail Safe Key"

She has no idea what the key is and does not remember taking the service out.
So we decided to try and get some support from Phoenix but on there website the service in now closed down

So im not sure how to get rid of this i cant enter bios or boor up and reinstall windows etc is there any way to get rid of this?

What if i take the CMOS Battery out will this restart the system? and get rid of the key request?

A:Windows Crashes & Now Req Phoenix Fail Safe Key on booting up Laptop

I purchased a laptop from a computer shop and it was refurbished and return to factory settings. it worked fine for over 2 months and this morning it was asking for a failsafe key.

I contacted the shop and he has no idea nor does he have the details of the owner as it was a few months ago.

I can't do anything, not even get into BIOS

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I partitioned hard drive and everything. Then I installed XP Pro and Vista. Then I updated both and whatnot. I was on Vista then I restarted and booted into XP. Now when I try to boot into Vista it gets to the loading screen then it just restarts. I can still boot into XP fine.

Also I have lost all access to my BIOS. Does anybody know how to get that back?

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So i was dual booting 2 windows 7 of my computer as one of them stuff up so i was transfering all my data over to the new windows 7.

I use partion wizard to delete the old windows 7 and extend the size of the new windows 7.

No every time i start my PC up i get presented with the dual boot screen.

I have checked msconfig, and it shows that there are no OS

A:Dual Boot menu still present even tho im not dual booting

After doing some research I have found to get it to show the Os in msconfig, I need to assign a drive letter to msconfig.
However once that's done and I remove the drive leader and restart pc it doesn't appear once again

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Hi All,

Just after a bit of advice, my girlfriend has recently got a new laptop and unfortunately she doesn't like it, despite me loving Windows 8.1.
She would like to try Windows 8 but is going back to Uni soon so would like Windows 7 as a back-up dual booted.

I've shrunk the partition and created a simple partition for Windows 7 but really unsure about Installing Windows 7 on a Windows 8 Laptop, it's an ASUS X550CA-XX417H. I've checked power shell with SecureBootUEFI and result is True.

What would be the best way to dual boot?


A:Dual Booting Windows 7 with pre-installed Windows 8 Laptop

As this a OEM manufacturer's PC with Pre-installed Windows 8?

1) Downgrade to Windows 7.
Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7
Warning you must have the UEFI/BIOS firmware setting in Step Three set.

Make sure you read the NOTE at Step three.

2) If Using a USB Pen drive on a PC with a UEFI BIOS.
USB Pen drive need to be formatted to FAT32 as in
UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows
Take note of Step 11 for Windows 7.
Also you will need to use a USB 2.0 port, as there are no USB 3.0 drivers in Windows 7.

You will need to buy Windows 7.

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I just installed Kubuntu to a HD partition because I want to dual boot it with Windows 7. However when I rebooted, it took me to windows boot manager(took a long time to load), and only showed Windows 7. However it refused any input I gave it. Eventually I hit ctrl+alt+del and it rebooted but this time it went straight to booting up windows 7. What do I need to do to configure it to allow dual booting?

Additional Information: When I was installing Kubuntu, I may have selected it's partition to be the location for the boot loader. Could this be the problem?

A:Dual booting

Generally speaking I always use the hard disk containing the Linux install as the location for the boot loader.

How many hard disks do you have?
What disk partition option did you choose during installation? (Its one of three options)

If your running both installs off of one hard disk, you should select the MBR as the place to install the boot loader.

It sounds to me like something didn't go to plan for some unknown reason. It would be worth running the install again, and then pay particular attention to the hard disk requirements. In the case of single hard disk systems, it should know auto magically where to place the boot loader.

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hi guyz,

i had a pre-installed vista notebook, i had 2 drives, i wanted to install xp on the second drive, when i installed xp on the second drive, and restarted my notebook, and guess what
the pc directly started to boot windows xp.

I opened the boot loader and set its timer to 30 and got the black screen for selecting windows, when i select xp it works, but when i select vista it just remains black screen.

I again reopened the boot loader and saw that the loader for windows xp is present where is there is no loader for vista.
i googled around to but no help.
"i have vista bussiness"

HELp guyz

A:Dual booting with xp


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This is my first post on here, so if I'm posting in the wrong section feel free to move the thread.

So as of now I have a AMD 64, with good enought specs to run vista 64 ultimate(which I'd like to install). I currently dual boot Windows XP Pro x64 and Windows XP Pro regular 32bit(previous owner). These two OS's are On separate hard-drives and XP Pro x64 is the OS automatically picked in the boot option.

I'd love to Re-format the XP 32bit and install Vista 64 instead. My question is will it change any of the settings that I have in XP x64.

second is that the PC used to only run xp 32bit before I bought it. I formated a HDD I had and installed onto there. Would there be any consequence to deleting the OS I originally had, or is there preperation to be done.

Third question is will my drivers from my XP x64 work on Vista 64.

Hope this is enough info for you guys.

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So I'm currently running Windows 8.1 64 bit on an SSD. I need to run a 32 bit OS whether it be windows 7 or 8. The drive I plan on installing it on is a 1tb hdd with two 500gb partitions. I want to use one of them.

I have put windows 7 32 bit onto a USB drive and was able to boot into it while bios was set to legacy mode. But when I went to select the partition to install it on it says they are all gpt partitions and cannot install. So I booted back into windows 8 and tried to convert them to another partition type but got some error.
Next with bootable USB drive with windows 8 32 bit I've tried using the official windows media drive tool and I was unable to boot into the drive for unknown reasons, boot mode was uefi, tried turning safe boot off, nothing seemed to work, also tried downloading an ISO burning it with several different USB installers none worked, I have tried using a different USB port too. I was able to get some ios I downloaded suggested by another to boot but when installation checks began it said ISO file was corrupt. Formatted and reburned it onto drive several times and get same issue. I have spent many hours for the past week trying to get this to work, any help will be greatly appreciates as I've hot a dead end.

A:Dual booting help.

Originally Posted by Xinute

I have put windows 7 32 bit onto a USB drive and was able to boot into it while bios was set to legacy mode. But when I went to select the partition to install it on it says they are all gpt partitions and cannot install.

Quote from this post: UEFI Boot Mode (installing using the GPT partition style) and Legacy BIOS Boot Mode (installing using the MBR partition style). -> link

Error message when you boot from the Windows installation media in Legacy BIOS Boot Mode:

Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style. (see screenshot below)

That is because Windows can only be installed to MBR disk in Legacy BIOS Boot Mode, but you plan to install Windows on a GPT disk.

- Boot from the Windows installation media in UEFI Boot Mode, so you can use GPT (GUID Partition Table).
- But if you want to use MBR (Master Boot Record) partition table, then delete all partitions on the disk.

Error message when you boot from the Windows installation media in UEFI Boot Mode:

Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk has an MBR partition table. On EFI systems, Windows can only be installed to GPT disks. (see screenshot below)

That is because Windows can only be installed to GPT disk in UEFI Boot Mode, but you plan to install Windows on an MBR disk.

- Delete all partitions on the disk, so you can use GPT... Read more

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HI,Here's my problem,i a DELL E 521 with 2 HDD'S one older HDD with WINXP on it,the other one is a new SEAGATE SSDH w/1TB HDD.
I would like to transfer the WINXP OS and all of the data to the WIN 7 OS HDD,but i understand if i were to
do this i would overwrite the WIN 7 OS and data is this true.
It has been suggested to clone the WINXP and transfer it that way and also the matter of the MBR has come a few times saying the MBR has to be in the first OS to boot up as you can see i am new territory as
far as doing a dual boot and would like to accomplish without wiping all that i have both HDD'S off them.
I ALSO HAVE A 500GB w/d external HDD i have ideas from my research on Google and once i get clear in my mind i will probably see how easy it was to do

A:dual booting pc

Save an XP backup image to external using free Imaging with free Macrium after condensing XP as much as possible by deleting old files, running CCleaner and defragging using free Puran Boot Time Defrag w/Disk Check to get at System files not running at boot.

Shrink C to create a space to apply the Macrium image, which you can do from Win7.

Once XP is imaged over to the SSD, power down to unplug all other drives, install EasyBCD (click Download - no Name or Email required) to add XP to a Dual Boot menu.

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Didn't really know where to put this thread, but here goes.

I have a Dell computer that is running W7 on C drive. I added a second HD to install XP to run older software that W7 won't.

Since W7 was already installed on C drive I installed the second HD[F drive], set the F drive as master, this is an IDE computer, installed XP. Then I installed W7 drive as master[C drive], installed the XP drive as slave[F drive], and rebooted. When the computer rebooted I got a choice of W7 or XP. W7 will boot fine, but if I select XP I get a message that says NTDETECT failed.

Per an article on this site I followed the following instructions:

First one responder to the same request I have was:

Re: NTDETECT failed
Hello bhoff, Welcome to TSF!

As you have a NTDETECT problem, you probably have issues with the ntldr and boot.ini files as well.

YES you can use your mate's XP-CD to fix this issue.

Try this method...

Enter the BIOS (continually tap the Delete Key at start up), and change the Boot Sequence to ?


2: HDD (or IDE0)

3: Floppy Disc or Other bootable device.

Insert the Windows? XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM Drive; Save and Exit the BIOS; restart the computer.

Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive when prompted.

At the "Welcome to Setup" screen, press R to start the Recovery Console.

(If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the Re... Read more

A:Dual booting W7 and XP Pro

Use EasyBCD as your boot loader and add XP to the boot file. You may need to reinstall XP.

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Alright I set up my dual boot with Win ME and 2k awhile ago. I did the windows 2000 install from within windows me. Now i want to format the drive that ME is on and reinstall ME. What OS is currently managing the dual boot, 2k or ME? How do I reinstall ME so that it will still me dual booted with 2k?


A:Dual Booting...

Win 2000 is controlling the boot sequence. I am not 100% sure the following is correct, but you should be able to boot with a DOS boot disk and reformat the ME partition and reinstall the OS just as you would normally. You may want to wait for another post vreifying this or check out the Microsoft websight help to verify. If you don't have a boot disk you can create one with ME by formatting a floppy disk using format /s to get the system files and copying fdisk and format to the disk. This will give you what you need to boot and verify partitions and format. When installing the OS, you shoud have an option to set the path for the install. Choose your ME drive here to install on the proper partition.

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I am using a dell M1530. I am using a partitian at 150gb and using Ubuntu 150gb. A question I have is that I can't seem to select which one when loading, it loads right into 7. I have the most updated BIOS A12. How do I make it let me select which os to load into?

A:Dual Booting

Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu

Read and follow the tutorial.

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Can i Dual boot same operating system on same volume?

A:Help me about dual booting

Erm... I'm not entirely sure what you're asking, but I'll give it a whirl I'm assuming that you want to have two instances of the same operating system installed on your computer, both occupying the same logical volume of your hard drive.I know that it's possible to have multiple kernels installed on the same partition under Linux, a setup wherein you choose which kernel you want to use at bootup. As for Windows... I don't know. Windows is a lot less modular that Linux is. One cannot simply create multiple copies of ntoskrnl.exe and expect NTLDR to know what to do about it.It maybe possible, however... gimme a sec to think on it...Ok, I think I've got it!Warning: I've never done this. In fact, I have no idea whether this will actually work at all. This is something I just pulled out of my.. um.. brain two minutes ago and could potentially hose your system. Proceed with caution (and backups, of course) in place.1. Install Windows as normal.2. Boot into a LinuxLiveCD that supports reading and writing NTFS partitions. Mount the C: drive (should be hda1 or sda1)3. Create a new folder at the root of the C: drive called WINDOWS14. Copy everything win the C:\WINDOWS folder over into the C:\WINDOWS1 folder. You should now have two folders, WINDOWS and WINDOWS1 with exactly the same contents.5. Still in Linux, open the boot.ini file. You should see something like this:[boot loader]timeout=30default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\... Read more

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Hello !

First off i would just like to say that i am very inexperienced when it comes to working with different OS so give me a break.

I am trying to dual boot W7 with XP. I have W7 already installed on my computer.

This is what i have done so far: I made a disk partition and gave it a letter (:F).
I inserted my windows XP cd and rebooted my computer. It starts working a bit and then i get to a screen where it says something like "There is already a version of windows installed in the "WINDOWS" folder, do you want to overwrite?"
Ofcourse i do not want this because this would remove my W7 wouldnt it?

I have seen on tutorials that people get to choose what disk partition to install XP to but i cannot seem to find this, and im a bit scared to try and choose this current WINDOWS folder and see what happens.

I use SATA HD and i have seen on alot of tutorials that i might need to integrate the sata drivers into my windows XP install disk. So i tryed this (Most likely did it wrong). I located the cd i got with my motherboard (Asus - Socket 1156 - ATX Intel P55 (P7P55D)) and inserted it. Then i tryed to locate the driver ".inf" file but i could not find it. The "DRIVERS" folder contained ALOT of them and i think that the disk contained drivers to more than just my motherboard. I tryed integrating the drivers i thought was right and ran the XP install again but there were no difference!

I have no idea what to do now! It feels like i have ... Read more

A:Dual booting W7 with XP!

Do not overwrite Win7 if you wish to keep it and your files

You must install XP to its own partition if you want to Dual Boot. See Method Two here: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP. Tell us at what step you are encountering problems.

Let's see what you are working with now. Please go to Disk Management, maximize the windows, open the Snipping Tool in Start Menu and make a rectangular snip of the full drive map and listings, attach file in Reply Box using paper clip icon.

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I've a question that is WAYYY above my tech know-how and could use some help-

I've dual-booted Ubuntu with Vista (largely unsatisfied with Vista) on my laptop and partitioned my HD to contain a separate NTFS "drive," holding the majority of my files as a precaution. (4 partitions- Ubuntu proper, Win Vista proper, NTFS partition, "backup" partition [automatic with my laptop])

Ubuntu was loaded first.

At the moment, I'm
-low on hard drive space, partially due to the dual-ing
-planning on switching to Windows 7

Ubuntu's proven too demanding and convoluted for my current schedule and tech know-how. I want to get rid of the Ubuntu, merging the Ubuntu space with the main "Vista drive." From what I remember reading (it's been over a year), deleting the Ubuntu partition'll frag the whole boot-up process.

Is there a way to get rid of the "Ubuntu drive"/partition without
-messing with the boot-up seq., and
-reformatting EVERYTHING?

Thanks in advance!

A:Un- Dual-Booting Help

Ok. Problem solved. A quick google search seemed to solve that prob. Another one that isn't as apparent did show up though-

I've a Vaio that partitions 6-7 gB of HD space for backup and recovery purposes. I've already created separate recovery disks and would like to actually get to use that space. With Vista's partitioning software (located in CPU management), it's listed first (all the way to the left); I can't seem to extend the primary drive to take that space over. (So, in order: Unallocated [6.5 gB] - C:\ [45 gB] - G:\ [6x gB]) [It looks like you can only extend your drive via Vista's partitioning software when the unallocated space is to the right, at least w/ my sys.]

W/ Diskpart-
Disk 0: Size- 112 GB; Free- 6.7 MB | Disk 1 No media | Disk 2 No media

After Disk 0's selected and the vol.'s listed, a total of 6 volumes (0,1,2,3,4,5,6) are listed. Two are DVD, two are removable, and the remaining two are my NTFS partitions. The NTFS partitions show 44 GB, and 61 GB for the full "size."
A) The math doesn't seem to add up
B) Can I extend one of the volumes to take that extra space up or am I stuck with it (the "free 6.7 gB"/backup space)

Again, thanks in advance!

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If I install XP on a machine alongside Vista, will the install path for programmes on XP be d:\? Also will the 2 partitions be accessible from both operating systems?


A:Dual Booting

The best way is to install XP before Vista. Otherwise XP will mess up Vista boot loader.
That will take some step to fix it.

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I used this article a little while ago to dual boot Vista and XP (With Vista installed first), and it worked like a charm.


Would this also work with Seven instead of Vista?

A:Dual booting XP and Seven

HI HikerRemastered,

The simple answer is Yes - Vista and Windows 7 both use the same boot technology so that the steps in that tutorial still apply

See also:
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and Vista

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I have this gaming rig that i built earlier this year and it runs XP Pro x64 and i have run into problems numerous times with programs or games that will not run on a 64 bit system

I have been thinking and i have an older version of XP Home and picked up a 2nd harddrive and was thinking of setting up a dual boot on my pc but i had some questions

First, if i set up windows xp home on the separate hard drive, does that mean when im using each OS they only have access to their corresponding HD? and the data thats on each? Or from each os can i access the files from both HDs?

Also i have never used a dual boot system before, i know that on startup it gives you a prompt asking which OS you wish to use, but if you install a file or something on one OS can you access it from the other OS? i have a large selection of music and movies on my pc and say if i was using dual boot would i have access to that music on either OS?

If i installed my 2nd harddrive right now, for the additional space, would i still be able to set them up to dual boot? do i have to have one OS on each HD? or could they both be on the same one and both pull from each HD?

And also, Could someone link me maybe a little tutorial or could give me some help on how to do it?

please and thanks

A:Dual booting help

Anyone? Please help? :\

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im trying to get get windows xp to be able to boot 98 as well, it is installed on drive F:

but i cant get it to allow me to boot, the machine is an e-machines and the boot.ini is below.

[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect
f: = "windows 98"

i think its right changed f: = "windows 98" for f:\ = "windows 98" but it only re-boots when it is preased.

picture of the my computer is below.

A:dual booting

Hi krasim,

Is your f: a real disk or is it a partition on the same disk as windows xp? You need to add another line to your boot.ini, but the syntax needs to be exact and relies on the above question. Should be easy. Also there is a typo in your post. You wrote "preased." Not sure what this means.

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Hello I have a dual booting problem . I have Windows 98 in drive C and Windows XP in drive E. and there was nothing wrong to start these two operating systems for the last few years. A week before I notice that I am unable to boot my Windows 98 even though nothing special has done in the computer according to me. I can only get the Windows XP and not 98. When I gave the option to get Windows 98 in the boot loader menu it starts first and then the windows 98 screen comes and after that nothing happens except the blinking of all lights in the monitor. There was nothing wrong to start Windows XP professional in drive E. Please help me


A:Dual Booting

Start Windows 98 in Safe Mode
Then go to Device Manager and remove your Video device (not monitor, the Video Card device)
Restart your computer normally
Select Windows 98 from the boot menu
Did it work?

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Hi everyone. I installed Fedora 14 on the free space of my PC. It was running fine until today. I tried to boot into Fedora and it was not there. How many logical partitions can you have on disk? I installed another logical volume to place videos in and the Fedora partition will not load. Should I delete the recent partition or is there another solution? Here is a picture of my disk management console. Any assistance will be helpful. mary.

A:dual booting

You can have as many Logical subpartitions to the Extended (first) Logical as there are remaining letters.

Are you sure you didn't wipe out Fedora with the new video partition? Is it still in the partition to the right which Win7 Disk Mgmt cannot see? See if your Linux disk can see it..

If it's there, you might try adding it from Win7 using EasyBCD 2.02 Add OS Entry tab, choosing the Linux tab. EasyBCD 2.0.2 - NeoSmart Technologies

Otherwise you may need to access Fedora with your Linux disk to reinstall GRUB or reinstall Fedora: Dual-Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu in Perfect Harmony - windows 7 - Lifehacker

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I know it is possible to dual boot 2 different OS's, however I've heard various ways of doing it.

One guy said you need to partition the C: drive and some other guy told me you need another hard drive and install the OS on that.

So how do I dual boot?
The 2 OS's I want to run are Windows 7 and XP or Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.2. (NOT SNOW Leopard.)

A:Dual Booting?

hiya,please go here and read this,think it will answer your questions,http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rc...loGwDg&usg=AFQjCNEiCYDS39DlK1M7edrDWifkIB6FjQ

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How to Dual Boot with Linux? Not sure if this the right series Windows 10 HomeVersiion 1511OS Build 10586.420Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6200U CPU @230GHz 240GhzSyetem Type 64 Bit

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I am trying to do a dual boot with windows 10 on my main drive, then Linux on my other one. The one with Windows 10 is a SATA. And the other drive I will be putting Linux on is a IDE drive.

Can someone let me know what is the best configuration is for this kind of set up?

(If I posted this in the wrong section, Admin can move this thread please.)

A:Dual Booting


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Hi everyone, I hope someone can help me with this little problem.

I'm trying to dual boot my computer with windows 2000 and windows xp home, the problem is xp was preinstalled on this computer so I don't have an xp installation disk just a reinstall cd, i have 2 hard drives and want to put windwos 2000 on the second HD but can't figure out how to get the second HD to boot to the 2000 installation cd to install it. Anybody have any ideas??

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Hi mxkied...welcome to TSF...

you need to make your slave hard drive the master hard drive by changing the jumper settings.

However, it is advisible when creating a dual boot environment to install the older OS first as you may have problems afterwards. Some info in the following link:

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I'm dual booting between vista and xp and I was wondering how you edit the boot order, i.e. I want the boot order to default to xp and then vista if I so choose.

Edit: Also I already have 4 gig installed on my computer and have another 4 gig sitting on my desk. If I install it will the ram adversly effect xp or will xp just ignore what it can't use?

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Hi, I use easy bcd to dual boot xp\Vista under change settings you can change the default boot to XP from Vista.. I believe after many problems with dual booting I would quit while ahead and leave well enough alone up to you.


Now for memory what OS have you 32 bit or 64 bit? If 32 bit Vista and XP stay with 4gb neither will be able to use more. if 64 bit vista\XP go for it. The 32 bit version will not be effected by the extra memory, if one is 64 the other 32.

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i have windows 98 and XP on my pc.both r working well.my defaults OS is XP .if we didnt select 98 XP will start.how i can change my defaults OS as 98?pls help me.

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In XP, Control Panel, System, Advanced, Startup and recovery, and change the default operating system

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Recently, I attempted to copy over via Ghost 14 to a new hard drive, when I had changed the letter and made it an active partition it disappeared. When I attempted to reboots and delete the partitions it showed Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows Vista on boot up. I tried booting to it and it say it was not a good volume.
After removing the hard drive it is still showing both options which I have attempted to do and F10
Boot Manager and F2 BIOS Setting which I cannot get access too.
What I am attempting to do is create a dual boot system one Vista and one XP so that when I get Windows 7 Pro I can make it where I can boot to either until I get use to things.

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Don't really understand what you are doing.

You seem to have forced fed a MS system, using Ghost, into a new hard disk. So this means you have two hard disks but what was the original OS (Xp or Vista).

You said you changed the drive letters and swap the active partition and the boot menu shows two Vista; one Microsoft Windows Vista and anther Windows Vista. Is there another Vista not marketed by Microsoft, or do you mean two Vista one is 32-bit and the other 64-bit?

Removing the new hard disk still ending up the same boot menu means you may have carried out changes to the wrong disk.

Vista is supposed to be installed into one PC and there is no need to Ghost it as an additional system from another PC. That activity will breach the licensing agreement with the OEM versions of the MS Windows. If Vista has been installed in the same PC then its installer would have already arranged a perfect dual boot system for you and I can't see what Ghost, which is used as acloning software, is doing any good to your PC.

If you put Win7 into a dual system the Win7 installer will attach itself as the third system because it is booted by the same Vista's boot loader bootmgr.

If you have Xp and Vista then your C drive can hold either OS but must have the boot loaders from both systems; NTLDR and bootmgr.

Xp's NTLDR cannot boot a Vista or Win7 so after installing a Vista or Win7 its bootmgr actually takes over the control. When you select Xp the bootmgr then fire up N... Read more

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Hi Folks,

Not sure if this is the correct forum to post this so please except My apologies if it isnt !.

I have Windows10 Pro ( 64bit) installed on a SDD ( My main OS ), I aslo have a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit ) on a seperate SDD which is unplugged from My system at the moment. How can I plug it in and then choose which OS I wish to boot up from ?.

Please bare in mind that I use a Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse which wont allow Me to go into the BIOS when I turn Mt PC on.

Many thanks.

Jumbo 1.

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A lot of computers allow you to press a key to bring up a boot menu, such as F8 or F10 and you might be able to select the drive you want to boot there. Otherwise a boot loader would have to be installed and used.

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I have vista installed with about 175 gbs of programs and stuff. I want to dual boot with XP because there are some essential program that I need that only work on XP. BUT...I am confused how dual booting will work.

I know it is possible to make a partition and put XP on one and vista on the other, but I had computer with a partition and it was very disorganized and I did not like it.

I want to know if I can have the 2 OS sharing the same files on the same partition without a performance decrease.

Another possibility could be to get another HDD and use it as a slave and put XP on that...I think.

Basically I want your opinion how you would do this. Thanks in advanced.

Oh I've read over http://apcmag.com/5485/dualbooting_vista_and_xp and it doesn't look promising (over my computer skills)

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I would split your hard drive up 50-50, for example if it's 160GB then partition it 80GB and 80GB, put XP on one and Vista on the other, when you're actually in Windows it displays the different partitions as different drives. I can see nothing disorganised about this, as I'm also an organisational freak/perfectionist so I couldn't have an untidy computer, I get along fine.

Any further help needed contact me on this thread.


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Hi guys. I just got my hands on Windows XP 64-Bit. I currently have Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit installed on my C drive. The last time I formatted my PC was roughly just before the 10th of January, (the 8th, I think), and I tried to install Dual-Booting with XP Pro 32-Bit, and Win 7 Ultimate 32-bit. But the install for XP screwed it up and XP wouldn't start-up, due to I believe was that XP 32-Bit couldn't handle more than 3gb of RAM, which I have 4GB. So I figured I'd need XP 64-Bit to install for me to use XP on my machine.

Now, I have a couple of questions about installing XP 64-Bit on one of my partitions, even though I'm pretty computer literate; I don't want to accidentally screw up my system. I've had Windows 7 32-Bit on my system since Jan, of this year without much problems (besides maybe a few BSOD's here and there). I also have 2 physical drives in my machine, and 4 letter drives. My E and F drives are roughly about 75% or 80% full of stuff, my D drive is only roughly 60% or 65% full. I want to install XP on one of my drives (preferably E or F). My D drive is mostly just games, and my E/F drives have mostly "downloads" I accumulated over the past few years. (I tend to keep files on my computer in case I might need them later, I'm what you could call a "pack rat" when it comes to computer files).

Even though I want to use E or F as my XP drive, I think D is more realistic due to it having the biggest space remaining.

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The best arrangement for a Dual Boot when you have multiple HD's is to install each OS on separate HD's.

In your case, empty a partition for XP, unplug the Win7 HD, set XP target HD as first to boot in BIOS setup, install XP using it's CD to full format the partition first.

After XP starts up, plug back in Win7 HD, set the preferred HD as first HD to boot in BIOS setup, then use the one-time BIOS Boot Menu f-key to boot the other OS HD when needed.

I doubt whether the issue with XP install was too much RAM. If you have an install fail during this attempt, take a camera snap of the error message or write it down and post the verbatim text.

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I just installed mac os x leopard on a seperate partition on my hard drive. Whenever I try to boot OS X, it shows the mac screen with the apple in the middle, but never does boot up. Also, whenever I try to boot up win 7, it says use the system recovery on the installation disk. When I try to do that, it says windows cannot repair this automatically. Any ideas? I can always just reinstall win 7 if I need to. All my files are backed up.

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Wow 30 minutes since posting and already a bump, anxious?! I'm no expert but have a bit of experience as I am triple booting with Mac OS X as well. Sounds to me that you may have corrupted your MBR. What steps did you take to set this up, ie, in what order. And what boot manager are you using for the 2 choices?

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Hello, I am running Windows 7 Ultimate as a primary OS and I want to dual-boot with XP. I followed this tutorial..


So I did as everything such as created the additional partition to install it on and everything, however on the dual-boot screen when I try to load XP it tells me to insert the cd and some crap about it can't boot.

Implying I did try booting it with the cd it still gave me the same thing..

So when I booted back up on 7, I ran EasyBCD from it here and normally it chooses "winload.exe" to run the OS. I did a search under my installation of XP to see if winload.exe was in there and indeed it was'nt. So it's almost like it was booting off of the CD, wtf..

Anyways I'm just trying to see if there's a solution to this without having to try and install xp all over again.. Maybe download and put in the winload.exe file manually?

All help is greatly appreciated ahead of time.

- Hoss

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Hiya, I am going to set up a dual boot system. I have my hard drive partitioned into 3 drives. Currently I am on Vista on my C drive.

What I want to know is how should I install XP? XP will be used primarily and for my game playing, Vista will be for everything else (and games that require vista) Should I just install XP onto my D (game) drive? or put XP on my C Drive and Vista on the D drive with my games?

Thanks for the help.

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I have a quick question here:
My desktop was originally installed with Windows XP. I recently installed Windows 7 on another partition, and I like it enough to where I want to completely remove XP and just make Windows 7 my default OS. How do I go about this? Do I completely erase the Windows XP partition? I don't really have any files on there that I don't have on 7, so I don't need to back anything up.. or do I? Are there any important core files I should get off there beforehand since XP was my original system?

In my disk manager, my partitions are ordered like this: XP - 240GB, 7 - 240GB, - RECOVERY - 20GB.
Would I be able to completely remove the XP partition without messing up my system?

Thank you.

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I have a medion MD 8830 with VISTA on it i want to be able dual boot with Win XP on a external hard drive

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Recently bought a new Samsung laptop with Windows 8 installed and would have preferred to have been able to use my Microsoft Windows 7 installation disk so I could dual boot between the two systems but when I visited forums for information on how to do this the replies frightened me to death as to an old rookie such as me they appeared very complex and involved and way beyond my capabilities,pity.

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First thing, what type of Windows 7 install disc do you have? If it is an "OEM" version that was supplied with a PC or an OEM version that you purchased, it can only legally be installed on the original computer.

Dual booting with two OS' is not that hard. There are many tutorials on this and most of it is automatically done by the Windows install program. You do need a separate hard drive or at least a separate partition on the existing hard drive to install Win 7.

Check out the instructions in this thread from theog Dual Booting Windows 7 with Windows 8 Pre-Installed UEFI

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hello again
after extensie program capatibilities and probs with wine i want to run a dual boot with windows
how do i do this

please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

any help welcome

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I am assuming that you currently have Ubuntu installed and you want to install XP alongside it? If that's not right, please post back with more info.

Anyway, you can see this article which explains how to install Windows XP on a Ubuntu Linux PC with Ubuntu installed first. I have not tried the article, but it should be what you need. Back up any critical data first though before following.

You'll need an XP CD and valid / legal license key code to install XP.


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I read a Microsoft article that said when dual booting you should invariably load the oldest OS first and then the latest.

Well I have got a second harddisk D: , and want to put W2K on it. I already have xp on C:

Is this possible to get a dual system going without having to uninstall XP first?



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How do I install Windows 2000 after I've installed Windows XP?

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I have a windows XP in my laptop. I want to install solaris as a dual booting . How can i install as i am having only one primary partition and no free space?In that primary partition windows is installed already?

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The Partition will be compressed by the subsequent O/S, in this case Solaris. I have never installed Solaris , so have no advice although I did read recently that it was the only O/S that played up when installed second up.( according to one person).

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Hi guys, I am looking to create a dual boot on my laptop that is currently running Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit) so I can also boot into mac os x. I have never dual booted before so I am pretty confused by the process.

On my laptop I have a 500gb Hard drive. It contains all of my programs and documents etc.

If anyone can point me in the right direction, I would greatly appreciate it. I also need to know what program I should use to make the partition and when I do so if I would have to format my drive. What about the risks involved? Losing data? My windows 7 installation messing up. Basically I need a basic step by step.

Thanks guys.

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