Hardware Problems???

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Hardware' started by cathaztrope, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. cathaztrope

    cathaztrope New Member

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    i have new notebook, toshiba sattelite a200 - p532,with default OS vista home premium, when i want to make multi os, (i want to add xp) it cant be happen, it stoped when first time you want to install xp (press enter to instal fresh xp, r for repair and f3 to quit), when i want to press enter, it give me some stress reply, it say that my hardisk not installed yet / please power mode on.
    when i want to installed linux, nothing like that happen, it finished well!
    WTF with my notebook?:mad: or my instaler?:mad:
    can anyone fix my problem? thanx a lot!:D
     
  2. bobbyj

    bobbyj New Member

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    I've HEARD XP should be installed first, then your newer OS.
    Bob
     
  3. bassfisher6522

    bassfisher6522 Essential Member

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    How are you installing XP? With a multi OS setup (called dual boot), you need a 2nd separate HDD or partition the existing HDD.

     
  4. poorguy

    poorguy Well-Known Member

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    seems like I had a problem installing xp and vista on a dual boot and had to go into my bios settings and change a setting on my sata hdd. for whatever reason xp would not detect my sata hdd. this has been a long time ago so I am not certain what I had to change. I found it by going on line to google. something about xp that it does not recognize some sata hdd on some desktops or laptops. I do know that it is easier if you install xp first and then install the newer operating system last on a separate partition. try going into bios settings and changing your hdd from SATA to IDE seems that is what I had to change but can't say for sure. hope this helps. poorguy
     

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