I am trying to do a dual boot with XP and 7. I did get it to work. But had to remove and reinstall 7 twice due to an error with hard-drive. Everything was going along fine. I was installing apps and doing basic testing. It happened when I got to testing Steam. I was trying to play HL2 but the game would not start. I then got an error at the bottom that said something about a hard-drive error. I restarted and it ran chkdsk. It did a LOTof deleting of entries. Then booted backup with no internet. So I just booted to XP. Well the internet wouldn't work on XP either. So...my question is....would a driver/hardware issue in 7 affect hardware in XP? Also, I have music and media in a seperate partition. Can XP and 7 both access and edit these files with no issue? Thanks!!