Dual boot Vista XP pro

By walksontop ·
I'am having trouble loading a new version of XP pro on a new partition in a HP Pavilion media center PC with Vista Hm Premium OS preinstalled, no DVD was sent with the system. A partition was prepared for the XP OS on the 500gb vista HDD, there was no problems setting up the partition. I set the boot order in system bios to read the cdrom on startup, it does most of the time, though not always. XP install blows right by the F6 prompt, and the F2 prompt as it then proceeds to the following message: (A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. If this is the first time you have seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps: Check for viruses on your computer. remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it is properly configured and terminated. Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer. Technical information:
*** STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF78D2524, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000) No new hardware was installed and everything seem to be properly configured, no CHKDSK /F was ran.

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Dual boot Vista XP Pro

by tbuiho In reply to Dual boot Vista XP pro

My current problem is exactly the same. Have you got a solution to the issue?
Your help is appreciated.
Trung Ho

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EXACTLY the same error. Help!!!

by radjcw In reply to Dual boot Vista XP Pro

I can't believe it. I have the same exact message with all the same exact error codes. What have you done to solve this, please please.

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Not sure there is an easy way to do it

by ComputerCookie In reply to EXACTLY the same error. H ...

most of the fixes I've seen here and elsewhere are rather complex!

I've always installed XP before Vista, works fine.

Do a forum search if you like but I reckon the easiest and quickest way is to wipe the drive and install XP first.

If you haven't a restore disk you will need to image the Vista before you start. There seems to be an increasing trend for OEM's to prompt you to create a restore disk when you first boot the system!

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