View Full Version : Duel Boot BSOD!

05-04-2007, 10:50 AM

I?ve got a problem duel booting, I?ve installed Vista 64 (yes I want XP back!). I insert the XP disc and boot from CD, some times I get to the stage where set up ask me to repair or install XP sometimes I don?t (Freezes) I sometimes get as far as choosing a install directly. If I get this far it almost inevitable gives me the blue screen of death after I?ve picked the install drive (this happens to be H, same drive as C ? I?ve got 3 portioned drives and the drive letters are quite strange)

The error I receive is:

STOP 0x0000008E (0XC0000006, 0X090EEA7, 0XF6F82690, 0X00000000)

Although I have received:

STOP 0X0000008E (0X0000006, 0X8090EEA7, 0XF6F691C, 0X00000000)

The only plus side is that Vista?s set up repir (from the DVD) is actually quite good! I?ve had a look round and it seems the problem could be RAM, I have taken out and moved around the RAM but this makes no difference. Once Vista is booted performance is reliable and very good.

E6300, 2 GB 800 Geil Low Latency Ram, ASUS P5N-E Sli (~3 weeks old from OC)

I just want to duel boot, as I?ve found out the hard way vista needs a lot more support from manufactures!


23-04-2007, 12:25 AM

I had same problem, so I purchased two new hard drives, mounted XP on one and Vista on the other, works a treat as dual boot.

Then I installed the problem drive as a slave/0 with no problems

cheers T9

23-04-2007, 10:02 PM
Thanks for the idea, I thought of doing that but had convinced myself that the different windows had to be on the same hard disk? Which Op system did you install first and then how did you install the next?


23-04-2007, 10:23 PM
It doesn't matter which one first, what I did was:
1) Installed a HDD as "master 0" and checking it was second in boot order in BIOS, CDROM being the first, then installed operating system,
2) Removed first HDD, Installed second HDD as "master 1", and checking it was second in boot order in BIOS, then installed operating system.
3)Then replaced both HDD's, its doesn't matter what the boot path is the PC will ask you which operating system you would like to run.
And power down between to swap HDD's

Nearly forgot, one at once is best then you can't overwrite one by accident.