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    venkateshb87 is offline New Member
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    Default to install xp in vista

    hi everybody,
    i am using vista in my laptop and i tried to install xp as dual boot. i ve read forums to do this. but i get an err saying,
    'no harddrives detected'. can someone help me please..
    thanks in advance.


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    Kerry Brown Guest

    Default Re: to install xp in vista

    "venkateshb87" <venkateshb87.3g72n2@winvistaclub.com> wrote in message
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    >
    > hi everybody,
    > i am using vista in my laptop and i tried to install xp as dual boot. i
    > ve read forums to do this. but i get an err saying,
    > 'no harddrives detected'. can someone help me please..
    > thanks in advance.
    >



    It sounds like you may need to load a driver for the hard drive controller
    during the XP install. Watch the bottom of the screen for a message about
    pressing F6 to load a storage driver. Press F6 and insert a floppy disk with
    the XP driver on it. If the computer doesn't have a floppy drive you'll have
    to use a supported USB floppy drive. One of the limitations of XP is that
    during the install drivers can only be loaded from a floppy disk.

    --
    Kerry Brown
    MS-MVP - Windows Desktop Experience: Systems Administration
    http://www.vistahelp.ca/phpBB2/
    http://vistahelpca.blogspot.com/





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    Non Sequitur! Guest

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    xp must be service pack 1 or 2 or 3 to detect serial ata (sata) drivers

    "venkateshb87" <venkateshb87.3g72n2@winvistaclub.com> wrote in message
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    > hi everybody,
    > i am using vista in my laptop and i tried to install xp as dual boot. i
    > ve read forums to do this. but i get an err saying,
    > 'no harddrives detected'. can someone help me please..
    > thanks in advance.
    >
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    venkateshb87 is offline New Member
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    i have tried to install service pack2 but it gave me the above err.. also i do not know where from do i get al those driver stuf as quoted above as i am a newbee.. please give me some details on it..

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    Kerry Brown Guest

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    "venkateshb87" <venkateshb87.3g75fg@winvistaclub.com> wrote in message
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    > i have tried to install service pack2 but it gave me the above err..
    > also i do not know where from do i get al those driver stuf as quoted
    > above as i am a newbee.. please give me some details on it..
    >
    >



    You would get the driver from the laptop manufacturer.

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    Mick Murphy Guest

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    You do not say exactly how you have attempted to do this.
    Did you create a parttition for XP?

    http://apcmag.com/how_to_dual_boot_v...step_guide.htm
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    Mad Mike


    "venkateshb87" wrote:

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    > hi everybody,
    > i am using vista in my laptop and i tried to install xp as dual boot. i
    > ve read forums to do this. but i get an err saying,
    > 'no harddrives detected'. can someone help me please..
    > thanks in advance.
    >
    >
    > --
    > venkateshb87
    > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > venkateshb87's Profile: http://winvistaclub.com/forum/member.php?userid=460
    > View this thread: http://winvistaclub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=22741
    >
    >


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    Bruce Chambers Guest

    Default Re: to install xp in vista

    venkateshb87 wrote:
    > hi everybody,
    > i am using vista in my laptop and i tried to install xp as dual boot. i
    > ve read forums to do this. but i get an err saying,
    > 'no harddrives detected'. can someone help me please..
    > thanks in advance.
    >
    >



    It may very well be that WinXP doesn't include drivers to support your
    specific IDE or SATA controller. Try this:

    Very early in the boot process, just after having booted from the
    WinXP CD, the screen will display the words to the effect: "Setup is
    examining your system." Press <F6> when this happens, and have the
    *manufacturer's* WinXP-specific drivers for your IDE/SATA controller
    available on a floppy disk.

    First and foremost, if the specific computer model in question was
    designed specifically for Vista, there may well be no WinXP-specific
    device drivers available to make the computer's diverse components work
    properly. If this proves to be the case , installing WinXP in a virtual
    machine would be your best - possibly only - option, anyway. Consult
    the computer's manufacturer about the availability of device drivers.
    Secondly, adding another OS might void any support agreements and,
    sometimes, even the warranty. Again, consult the computer's
    manufacturer for specifics.

    If WinXP do device drivers exist, then you can proceed.

    Normally, the older OS must be installed first unless you wish to
    acquire and use some 3rd-party partition and boot management utility.
    (In which case you have to follow the instructions provided by whatever
    3rd party solution you select.) However, this KB Article (not for the
    faint of heart or technically-challenged) explains how to repair the
    Vista boot process after installing WinXP:

    Windows Vista no longer starts after you install an earlier version of
    the Windows operating system in a dual-boot configuration
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/919529

    MS-MVP John Barnett's Guide is considerably more user-friendly:
    http://vistasupport.mvps.org/install...ning_vista.htm

    However, dual-booting is no longer necessary in a great many
    situations. Why not download a Virtual Machine application, such as
    Microsoft's VirtualPC 2007
    (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/search.asp?) or Innotek's VirtualBox
    (http://www.virtualbox.org/) and run WinXP and your legacy applications
    within a virtual computer? Both are free and work with Vista.

    NOTE: Microsoft does not support the use of VirtualPC 2007 on Vista
    Home editions, but several people have reported that it works. Your
    results may vary.



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    you can surely install window XP on your PC along with vista. But you have to take little precautions while installing new window because it may be possible that your existing window get damaged. so it will be better if you get your system to some service center to do this task properly...

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    Quote Originally Posted by venkateshb87 View Post
    hi everybody,
    i am using vista in my laptop and i tried to install xp as dual boot. i ve read forums to do this. but i get an err saying,
    'no harddrives detected'. can someone help me please..
    thanks in advance.
    I have discussed this problem with one of my friend and he said that it might be of some hardware problem like your system configuration is not much capable of installing another OS along with existing because vista is considered to be very heavy OS so it can be one of the reason of your problem...

    Raleigh Computer Repair

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    @ venkateshb87 !!!

    Visit your OEM Vendor website and download device driver package for Sata Controllers.
    Use nLite to integrate the drivers and create another bootable Windows XP SP2 or SP3 disc.

    For help, visit here...
    Install Windows XP on SATA without a Floppy (F6) - No Floppy...no Windows on SATA? Wrong! - Softpedia

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