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cpo1 08-31-2008 06:09 PM

XP OS can't see primary partitioned drive on Vista OS
 
Hello,

I'm trying to follow the dual boot procedure, but cannot seem to get past XP refusing to see any drives on my Vista OS computer. I searched the site and found information about slipstreaming, but am unfamiliar with this and what it does. Question 1. Is this procedure essential to installing a dual boot XP OS on a Vista machine? 2. If so, can the download and installation procedure for the slipstreaming operation be done while using the Vista OS? 3. Are there any proprietary software programs available today that make the Vista and XP dual boot procedure (with Vista installed first) easier for the less informed user? Thank you for your replies. cpo1

Wombat 08-31-2008 06:19 PM

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Originally Posted by cpo1 (Post 12287)
Hello,

I'm trying to follow the dual boot procedure, but cannot seem to get past XP refusing to see any drives on my Vista OS computer. I searched the site and found information about slipstreaming, but am unfamiliar with this and what it does. Question 1. Is this procedure essential to installing a dual boot XP OS on a Vista machine? 2. If so, can the download and installation procedure for the slipstreaming operation be done while using the Vista OS? 3. Are there any proprietary software programs available today that make the Vista and XP dual boot procedure (with Vista installed first) easier for the less informed user? Thank you for your replies. cpo1

Use GAG it's a boot manager...

GAG, the Graphical Boot Manager

cpo1 09-01-2008 11:54 AM

Thanks Wombat. I'm in the process of getting GAG. Thanks again.

lurkswithin 09-01-2008 07:13 PM

I think your problem also lies in the fact that you need to install the SATA drivers for your computer so as to be able to read the harddrive...

Download them from the manufacturer's site for XP operating system....if they don't show for XP then you may need to google for them....

if you use a floppy then you will need to use the "make Disc" program to create the floppy disc....if not then download the exe files open and follow instructions to burn them to CD.

Install the GAG program. It will prompt you as to what partition you want to install the new operating system to...(it hides vista till complete)use the xp installation disc and follow the prompts closely. Just after "Press...to Boot to CD" it will prompt you to install third party drivers by "Press F6" do that and use the CD or Floppy that you made. The set-up files will then be able to see your harddrive and will continue installation.


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