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multiple booting

By desidud ·

i tried to had Win98,2000,xp,2003 as my multiple boot. started with win98 but when it came to "installing hardware compnents' part with some 8 mins remaining it showed this 'your multi-funtional device (Standard Dual PC IDE controller) has some child device using 32-bit drivers and other using compatibility mode drivers. This configuration is not supported, so your computer has been halted to prevent corruption"

i m having 160GB SATA HD,AMD athlon dual core

then i had win2000, XP & server 2003 running successfully as my multiple boot option installed on different drive. with drive C as my active partition having win2000 in it.

i tried to install vista with DVD ROM as 1st boot device but it kept showing error some file/driver missing windows\system32\drivers\fltmgr.sys

i tried to install vista after booting with XP. installation started but after copying files PC restarted n then nothing happened...blank screen, not even the multiple boot options anymore.

i reformatted my HD, installed XP & then successfully installed Vista but then i installed win2000 & woof! Vista was gone from boot option though the files were there in the drive but now i had XP & 2000 as boot option.

is it possible to have all 4 as multiple boot option? if yes then whats the proper order of installation? if no then which all Windows OS can co-exist with Vista as part of multiple boot.

have few more queries regarding multiple booting with linux but later :)

looking forward to answers,

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You need SATA drivers for 2000

by CharlieSpencer In reply to multiple booting

Install Vista and XP. Download SATA drivers for 2000. Early in the installations you'll have the opportunity to tell the installation process to use those drivers.

Windows 98 is going to be a no-go since SATA drivers are not available.

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BIOS or Windows doesn't recognize a new SATA HD for installation

by millwood In reply to multiple booting

Can someone either direct me to the right threads, or help me with this problem. I have a new Maxtor 200GB SATA HD, I am trying to format and install into a new WinXP Home computer. My MB is an ASUS K8V-SE Deluxe (with SATA & Raid), and I have the SATA/Raid Drivers on a floppy for installation. I press the F6, and it tells me I've installed the WinXP SATA drivers. HOWEVER... The next thing that happens is Windows says "No hard drive found. Installation will not continue. Press F3 to reboot..." HELP HELP HELP Thanks.

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