BSOD on Laptop!

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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  1. Were you able to boot into WinXP from the dual boot option before you got the BSOD?
  2. What size partition did you make for WinXP?
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. I'm looking for ways to do it so that I do not loose any data.
  7. Bump...
  8. 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.
  9. 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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