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Dual boot Windows XP BSOD

By llamas612
Jun 23, 2010
  1. I recently installed Windows XP onto a hard drive that already has Ubuntu 10.04 on it. Ubuntu still works fine, and i can use the GRUB bootloader, however when i try to boot Windows XP, it instantly goes to a BSOD when the "Windows XP" logo begins.

    The code is :
    0x0000007B ( 0xf7c1a528 , 0xc0000034,0x00000000,0x00000000)

    I've seen this issue on these boards before, and i think i know what the problem is, but i don't know how to fix it. The CD-ROM on my main laptop is broken, so i took my hard drive out of it and put it into another laptop (i have a Toshiba Satellite m40, and i put it into a Thinkpad T41). I then installed Windows XP normally and it worked fine. Then, after putting the hard drive back into my main laptop, I began to have this issue. I'm assuming the issue comes from Windows trying to load the wrong drivers or something.

    At this point, i can still access that partition of the hard drive that contains Win XP, through Ubuntu, so i can definitely mess with the files in there if that is required.

    Any suggestions? Any help would be really appreciated.
     
  2. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,059   +76

    Do you have any minidumps available for analysis? You can check them in C:\windows\minidump.
     
  3. llamas612

    llamas612 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well, at the time, i couldn't boot into anything, so i couldn;t access anything.

    But its alright. I just ended up doing a PXE install and was able to install Windows XP, and then Ubuntu on top of that.

    Its working well now. Thanks
     
  4. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,059   +76

    Glad to hear that, and goodluck for future.
     
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