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crawbob 03-07-2009 07:31 PM

Sony FW duel boot from Vista & XPPro
 
I have a Sony FW373J with Vista 64 installed. I am trying to duel boot into XP. I have partiioned the drive and assigned the XP drive the lett F: to the new drive. It has a SATA drive and I went to Sony and downloaded the SATA drivers. I can't get XP to start to install.

lurkswithin 03-10-2009 01:44 AM

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Originally Posted by crawbob (Post 14187)
I have a Sony FW373J with Vista 64 installed. I am trying to duel boot into XP. I have partiioned the drive and assigned the XP drive the lett F: to the new drive. It has a SATA drive and I went to Sony and downloaded the SATA drivers. I can't get XP to start to install.


What exactly is it doing or not doing so we can pinpoint the issue?

crawbob 03-12-2009 12:50 AM

I am getting a error message when I try to install XP. I never can get to a windows setup choice. It just starts copping files to my hard drive. I get a request for RAID files by hitting f6 and When I hit f6 it just keeps on coping files until I get the error message.

lurkswithin 03-12-2009 04:55 AM

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Originally Posted by crawbob (Post 14224)
I am getting a error message when I try to install XP. I never can get to a windows setup choice. It just starts copping files to my hard drive. I get a request for RAID files by hitting f6 and When I hit f6 it just keeps on coping files until I get the error message.

your motherboard may have a native sata controller in which it will not need the drivers installed....try installing xp without using the F6 key!

crawbob 03-12-2009 10:18 AM

Tried it and still get error message after installing a lot of files.

lurkswithin 03-13-2009 10:24 AM

I reread your posts and seem to have found two things that need to be looked at.
1) Exactly what is the error message that you get?
2) why did you assign the drive letter "F" to the new partition?

crawbob 03-13-2009 04:15 PM

I booted from the optical drive and it copied the softwear to the hard drive then went to starting windows then I got the blue screen and a long error message. The F: drive was next in line. I have now reworked the drive letters and the XP drive is now the D: drive and Vista is the C: drive.


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