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BSOD on Laptop!

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April 17, 2010 7:04:07 PM

Hi all,

I just dual booted Windows 7 with Windows XP Service Pack 3 on a dell inspiron 1520. I had Windows XP installed first, then installed Win 7. Everything worked until I got a BSOD. When the laptop boots up, I am given 2 options, Windows 7 and Previous Version of OS (xp). I am able to boot into Win 7 with no problems, but when I try to boot into XP, I get BSOD!

Here is what it says:

STOP: 0x0000008E (0xC0000005, 0x80559340, 0xB84FFC38, 0x00000000)

Any ideas with what the problem might be??? :/ 

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April 17, 2010 7:06:30 PM

Were you able to boot into WinXP from the dual boot option before you got the BSOD?
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April 17, 2010 7:07:16 PM

What size partition did you make for WinXP?
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April 17, 2010 7:32:42 PM

WR2 said:
Were you able to boot into WinXP from the dual boot option before you got the BSOD?


No, I wasn't able to.
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April 17, 2010 7:33:33 PM

WR2 said:
What size partition did you make for WinXP?


Both are on 1 hard drive, Windows XP was originally 227GB, I made it 177GB and gave WIN 7 50GB
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April 17, 2010 11:26:00 PM

Your laptop is pretty messed up. You should delete both system patition and install a fresh copy of windows (7 or XP). Also, you should check you hard drive for badds.
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April 17, 2010 11:51:34 PM

I'm looking for ways to do it so that I do not loose any data.
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April 18, 2010 12:23:15 AM

Bump...
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April 18, 2010 12:51:45 AM

Another thing, I can boot fine in safe mode in XP. And also, I had remove the mediadirect partition using GParted before installing windows 7.
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April 18, 2010 2:01:04 AM

After hours of searching (=_=), I fixed my problem: Had to use the windows xp recovery disc and entered:
bootcfg /rebuild
fixboot
fixmbr

It turned out that the bootloader was really messed up, which was giving me BSODds.. Thanks for the help ppl.
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