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win xp, win 7, crical 256 ssd install issues

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ligar, Jan 28, 2013.

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  1. ligar

    ligar Thread Starter

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    Ok, I decided to try a dual boot win xp and windows 7. I formatted an Cruical 256 SSd along with 2 WD 500 mg sata drives. When I tried to install XP disk which was a Dell OEM version of Windows , I got a blue screen error saying "STOP 0V0000007b (0XF78D2524, 0XC0000034, 0X0000000,0x0000000

    Windows 7 gets a far as the install screen. It shows all three drives having the same message." Setup is unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing partition See setup log files for more information

    System board is an Asus P8Z77-V-LX Rev 1029.05
    16 gig of Cruical 1600
    on-board graphics currently being used
    uninstalled gtx 650 video card

    ssd states Disk 0 partition 1
    sata drives 0,1 both say 465 unallocated space

    All help and suggestions appreciated
     
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    You can't use a Dell disc on a non-Dell system, not legally and not properly anyway as Dell sometimes modifies their discs slightly for use with their systems. You will need to purchase a new retail/OEM copy of Windows XP. But really, why? Windows XP isn't designed to handle any of the hardware in your system, it can only address 4GB of RAM, shouldn't be used on an SSD, has issues with SATA controllers. If your Windows 7 disc is a Dell or other manufacturer's disc you will need to purchase a legal copy of that too.

    As for Windows 7, disconnect both of the 500 GB HDD's and make sure the SSD is connected to one of the two gray 6Gb/s ports. In the BIOS ensure that the SATA controller is either in AHCI or in RAID mode. Boot from the Windows 7 DVD and when you get to the screen where you can create/see the partitions you want to delete all the partition and make the drive completely blank and with no partitions. Now go and start the installation, Windows 7 will automatically create and format a new partition.
     
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