Need help in Dual Boot issue

I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit edition pre installed in SSD. Yesterday I tried to install Windows XP Professional 32 bit Edition in HDD.

What happened in that process

(1) Went to UEFI BIOS and set boot priority to DVD drive.
(2) Inserted the XP CD and did a system restart.
(3) System was booting from DVD drive. All the XP drivers were loaded up.
(4) Windows set up was just about to get started and suddenly a blue screen appeared with fatal error.

I don't know what went wrong. XP CD is absolutely perfect. I have used the same CD numerous of times. Please help me. :??:
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  1. grandgalaz said:
    I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit edition pre installed in SSD. Yesterday I tried to install Windows XP Professional 32 bit Edition in HDD.

    What happened in that process

    (1) Went to UEFI BIOS and set boot priority to DVD drive.
    (2) Inserted the XP CD and did a system restart.
    (3) System was booting from DVD drive. All the XP drivers were loaded up.
    (4) Windows set up was just about to get started and suddenly a blue screen appeared with fatal error.

    I don't know what went wrong. XP CD is absolutely perfect. I have used the same CD numerous of times. Please help me. :??:


    It seems to be an issue related to computers that have windows 7 or above in the boot manager. I have heard this issue before, and had it myself. Still haven't found a fix.
  2. DiaSin said:
    grandgalaz said:
    I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit edition pre installed in SSD. Yesterday I tried to install Windows XP Professional 32 bit Edition in HDD.

    What happened in that process

    (1) Went to UEFI BIOS and set boot priority to DVD drive.
    (2) Inserted the XP CD and did a system restart.
    (3) System was booting from DVD drive. All the XP drivers were loaded up.
    (4) Windows set up was just about to get started and suddenly a blue screen appeared with fatal error.

    I don't know what went wrong. XP CD is absolutely perfect. I have used the same CD numerous of times. Please help me. :??:


    It seems to be an issue related to computers that have windows 7 or above in the boot manager. I have heard this issue before, and had it myself. Still haven't found a fix.

    But as I said, both the OS are intended to sit together on different drive (not in different partitions in same drive) :sarcastic:
  3. Thats the thing, partitions are basically seperate drives in the installers eyes. All I know for sure is that I have tried to install XP myself and it WILL NOT run the installer without crashing on a computer that has ever had windows 7.
  4. DiaSin said:
    Thats the thing, partitions are basically seperate drives in the installers eyes. All I know for sure is that I have tried to install XP myself and it WILL NOT run the installer without crashing on a computer that has ever had windows 7.


    I have successfully installed Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit Edition and Windows XP Professional 32 bit Edition in my friend's system. Its working just fine. Windows 7 and XP doesn't have any compatibility issue with each other. I think my case is more about 32 bit and 64 bit incompatibility. :(
  5. That may be it. I was trying to install it on a system that had had 64 bit windows since it was new.
  6. The problem is the SATA driver. The winXP don't come with it and vista and win7 does, you need to download from intel to the USB. During the installation, you need press F6 key to load the SATA driver so that you can install the winxp.

    SATA driver http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=13609&keyword=ahci+&lang=eng
    How to "Install Windows XP On A SATA Hard Drive" (you use the USB instead of the floppy disk, if you have one you can use)http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org/how_do_i_install_windows_xp_on_a.htm
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