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Old 05-14-2009, 04:24 AM
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Default Problem in installing Win XP with Win Vista SP1

I bought Compaq Presario Notebook of model CQ40-145TU in which Win Vista SP1(32-bit) is already installed. Now i like to install Win XP as secondary OS. As you mentioned i created one partition from c drive where the vista is installed and after booting when i tried to install XP, my laptop shows system crash message with blue screen and then i was not able to install Win XP. whether i need to install Win XP with any service pack or is there any possible ways to install Win XP as secondary OS with dual booting? So plz give me a soln regarding this.

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before trying to install the XP operating must first try to find all the compatable drivers installed on that laptop for XP. This might be a problem. without having the correct drivers...xp maynot be able to install.

One other option is to try a a third party boot manager application such as GAG (google for it) and install it first then reboot and install XP as if it was the only operating system being installed.

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Old 05-18-2009, 10:58 AM
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Lurkswithin probably has the best idea if you are recieving errors. You need to be careful when partitioning a drive. What application did you use to partition it?
Should you get your vista working again,
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