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Dual booting laptop crashes booting xp pro.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by cosmicthoughts, Jul 17, 2006.

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  1. cosmicthoughts

    cosmicthoughts Thread Starter

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    Hello there, occassional lurker, first time poster, hopefully someone here will be able to help :)

    I've been setting my laptop to dual boot xp pro, and Ubuntu on a seperate partition. All was going well, until xp decided to die altogther. I don't have that error to hand, but it's gone a little further now.

    Was going to install xp pro on a 3rd partition, and it started up fine. Now I can boot fine to Ubuntu, and the 2nd version of xp. However, the original xp is still having issues.

    Now, when booting up, gets BSOD - bad_pool_caller. Code at the end is: 0x000000c2 (0x00000007,0x00000CD4,0x00000060,0x86F7E1FC)

    Everything I've read suggests this is talking about a hardware or software conflict. However, I've not installed any new hardware. I suspect there is a software conflict between the two versions of xp, but I can't see how that can happen.

    I can boot into the 1st copy of xp in safe mode, however, explorer.exe fails to start up. Tried running it in task manager to no avail.

    I forgot to add - I am using GNU GBRUB to boot between the 3 operating systems.

    EDIT 2: Tried it again to boot 1st xp in safe mode - new error for windows product activation - a problem is preventing windows from accurately checking the licence for this computer error code 0x800004005
     
  2. ozrom1e

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    Are these installations of XP Pro on the two partitions diferent install disks with separate key codes?
     
  3. cosmicthoughts

    cosmicthoughts Thread Starter

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    Yes, they were

    However, I've managed to crack it. GNU GRUB hides the partitions of different operating systems when you choose one. As a result I could not mount the problem partition. Managed to read up on editing GRUB so it does show the partition, so when I booted up the 2nd version of windows, it could access the drive. Copied everything I needed onto DVD's, and rebuilt the whole thing.

    Working fine now, thanks
     
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