windows xp does not see partitions with vista

September 26, 2011 at 18:43:58
Specs: Windows Vista
My OS is Vista. I have partitioned the drive. I want to dual boot with windows xp. After completing all steps required windows xp does not "see" the partition I have created.

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#1
September 26, 2011 at 19:04:24
Depending on the computer you have, maybe the SATA controller is running in AHCI mode.
In that case, you need to switch the controller option to IDE in the system bios or you need a slipstreamed Windows XP SP3 installation CD to install Windows XP on your computer.

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#2
September 26, 2011 at 19:08:45
Ok. So I should restart the computer, enter the BIOS and make the changes you have suggested?

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#3
September 26, 2011 at 19:14:21
I'll check that configuration while I await your responce. I'll be right back. Thanks

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#4
September 26, 2011 at 19:23:55
Yes, make the changes and try installing Windows XP.

If you can't make the changes I mentioned in #1, you must use a slipstreamed XP installation CD of the same version, you have.
E.g.: If you got Windows XP Home Edition, you need a slipstreamed XP Home Edition, so that your serial number will get acepted during the installation.

If you have an OEM editon, you need a XP OEM edition of the same type as yours, but slipsteamed with SP3.

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#5
September 26, 2011 at 19:38:02
I was unable to determine if the SATA was running in AHCI mode. That is I saw no option to change what was listed. In fact there was no reference as to what mode it was operating in. I was viewing this information in the setup menu.
I have the Operating Sys CD that came with my old computer. It is this CD, which has all the drivers required installed on it, that I have been using when I try to install Windows XP. I have done some reading on the net about slipstream but I am not sure what it is and what it can do.
Thank you again for staying with me.


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#6
September 26, 2011 at 19:43:27
Paulsep,
I'm going to turn in now. I've been at this all day with no luck. It's late and I'm exhausted. I'll check back for your responce in the morning. If I look at this screen any longer I beleive my eye balls will fall out of my head.
Thanks again.... I really mean it.
Truc

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#7
September 26, 2011 at 20:23:10
Slipstreamed Windows XP CD with SP3 means, one has created an Windows XP installation CD already including the service pack 3 for Windows XP.

Included SP3 is necessary for current computers that mostly have SATA controllers running in AHCI mode, because it can handle AHCI controllers.

You can create your own CD including service pack 3, based on your current CD.
Here you'll find the howto:
http://www.howtohaven.com/system/sl...

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#8
September 27, 2011 at 05:27:11
While it's not a bad idea to slipstream SP3 into your XP disc (if it's not already included) but you would have to slipstream the SATA drivers into disk to be able to install XP on a SATA hard drive. You'll need to determine the make/model of your SATA controller, then do a search for the proper SATA driver. Here's how it's done:

How To Slipstream SATA Drivers Into XP CD

It would help to know the make/model of your system or make/model of your motherboard. You may just have overloooked the setting in the BIOS. Did you see anything like "IDE compatibility mode" or "legacy mode"?


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#9
September 27, 2011 at 07:39:02
Thank you both.
Here is the information regarding my system:
Hewlett-Packard
Model- a6700y
Processor- AMD Phenom 9150e Quad-Core 1.80ghz
Memory- RAM 4.00 GB
System Type- 64 Bit Operating Sys.
OS- Windows Vista Home Premium Serv. Pack 1

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#10
October 11, 2011 at 18:45:55
I'm sorry I haven't reported back since our last communication. I'm a long haul truck driver and have returned home only once since I began this discussion.
I have not had time to try what has been suggested. And as such haven't determined the "Best Answer" because I have yet to try what has been offered as a solution to my problem
The problem still exists. It was suggested to me by one of the "Geek Squad" team members, at Best Buy, that the only way to accomplish this task is to purchase Windows 7 Professional which would allow me to install Windows XP. Which cost $200.00. I will try what has been offered as a possible solution to this common problem as soon as possible. In the mean time I would be grateful for any other suggestions. Also please when communicating your suggestions write to me as though I'm a three year old so I'll understand what it is your suggesting.
Thank you so very much.

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#11
October 12, 2011 at 02:36:26
Summarize:
1. You have already installed Windows Vista and it's up and running.
2. You are trying to install Windows XP onto another partition, which is not recognized by Windows XP installation.

So far, Is this correct?

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#12
December 29, 2011 at 14:15:20
Yes.
I know it's been a while. But I'm back in the office and will be until Jan 9th, 2012 when its back on the road again. If I can be forgiven for having been absent I would very much like to continue the investigation into my problem.

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#13
January 1, 2012 at 06:39:19
The answer to my question is... "none of the above". It turns out that there is a much simpler solution. For all who need to run different operating software on their existing systems, whether it be Vista, Windows 7 or even Mac. I would direct you to this free download, www.virtualbox.org. It turns that with this program one can run Windows on an Apple computer and Mac software on a Windows based computer. One can run as many different operating soft wares on their current computer's operating system as they like, limited only by the amount of memory. I am now able to run Windows XP on my Windows Vista which has allowed me to install my Peachtree 2003 accounting software. Which is why I needed to install Windows XP on my new computer in the first place. Thank you to the two people who tried to help me. I hope this post may be helpful to others who need to do the same.
Happy new year!
Truc
I would also like to thank www.komando.com for featuring this free down load. Thanks Kim!

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