BSOD installing dual setup WIN 7...HELP!

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by JLD, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. JLD

    JLD MDL Novice

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    hey guys, new guy here...

    I have a problem installing win 7 with XP (dual booting)...it installs fine until the very last minute of finalizing installation a BSOD comes out with error 0x0000009C. I have 3 partitions on the HDD that i plan to install win 7. partition 1 - XP Pro SP3, partition 2 - Win 7, partition 3 - empty.( but plan to boot Ubuntu)

    I have tried installing it almost 10 times. I googled 0x0000009c & found something regarding memory module not seated properly on slot..so i "unplugged" the modules & placed them firmly on, killed all of my HDD fans, exhaust fans in my tower casing, unplugged my EMU soundcard as well & did a format & installed win 7 but to no luck...

    I have installed win 7 before but on a different HDD on my pc & i had no such problems..until i tried dual booting win 7 with XP.(XP installed 1st)

    my current settings -
    Motherboard : ASUS P5RD1-VM
    CPU : Pentium D 3ghz
    Memory : DDR 2gb
    PCIE : Nvidia Gigabyte GTX250
    Soundcard : EMU 0404

    Really need help on this...
     
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  2. racky29

    racky29 MDL Senior Member

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    have you treid memtest86+ 4.0, first just to make sure memory is 100% ok
     
  3. JLD

    JLD MDL Novice

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    thanx dude, will get right on it..will report back.
     
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  4. JLD

    JLD MDL Novice

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    i have jz finish running MemTest86+ & everything is fine..no errors..

    Help!
     
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  5. genuine555

    genuine555 MDL Expert

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    Try playing with some mem settings in bios.
    Could be a wrong setting in bios.

    Remapping
    Timings
    disable PEG
    ...
     
  6. JLD

    JLD MDL Novice

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    #6 JLD, Nov 26, 2009
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    i did try & load default BIOS still no go. Settings regarding Timings are all defaults..is PEG settings for grphic card?

    Forgot to mention that my primary OS, Win XP pro SP3 is running perfectly on partition 1...
     
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  7. genuine555

    genuine555 MDL Expert

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    #7 genuine555, Nov 26, 2009
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    Did you try installing win7 on a seperate drive ?
    Could be worth a shot.
    Sounds like an hardware issue, but only when dualbooting. BCD corrupting or something ?

    EDIT : the 0x000009c error doesn't always mean faulty mem. could also be that a faulty value gets stored in mem, and cause it to crash. So it can still be software causing the hardware failure. I'm thinking bootloader in some freaky way.
     
  8. JLD

    JLD MDL Novice

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    yup, on a separate drive there's no prblm but i want it on the 2nd partition...solutions?
     
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  9. JLD

    JLD MDL Novice

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    meaning my installation DVD is corrupted?
     
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  10. genuine555

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    I'd say use a seperate drive. It's because the different ways that xp and win7 handle their boot. Xp uses boot.ini, win7 uses the new BCD.
    Xp has flagged it's partition as boot. But win7 won't recognise the boot.
    During install win7 tends to put boot files on another partition , as I have notived several times. I think they end up in the flagged xp partition and install fails.
     
  11. JLD

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  12. JLD

    JLD MDL Novice

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    nope, im installing x86.hmm, gonna try installing win 7 1st then install win xp pro..then change boot with BCD..
     
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  13. genuine555

    genuine555 MDL Expert

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    Use EasyBCD 2.0 to do that. That app never fails...
     
  14. JLD

    JLD MDL Novice

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    yup,but im using EasyBCD 1.7.2...gonna try it den will report my findings. thanx dude!
     
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  15. Joe1989

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    Set the ram timings specifially to whats on to ram mate.


    I had issues where windows 7 (Vista and xp where fine) Would blue screen when doing a cold boot ( The machine being off over night). Turned out the ram timings where at fault and now its will boot from cold requardless of temp :confused:


    Worth a try mate

    cheers
     
  16. JLD

    JLD MDL Novice

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    Thanx bro, but no luck. Still get the BSOD 0x0000009C..

    Tried it on a different HDD (sata 2), has the same problem. Im suspecting the cause of the whole BSOD thing would be SATA related. Gonna try on one of my PATA HDD..

    Any help or suggestions would really be appreciated. Thanx!
     
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  17. genuine555

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    Do NOT use EasyBCD 1.7 with win7. It is NOT compatible with win7's bootloader !!!

    You HAVE to use 2.0 !

    Issues will arrise with 100% certainty if you don't use the latest 2.0.

    Just so you know. You have been warned, dude.

    Gen555
     
  18. jabberwocky

    jabberwocky MDL Member

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    you should get hold of HyperOS 2009 TE , I have XP (32bit) Vista (32bit) 2 intallations and Windows 7 in both 32and 64 bit. in Ultimate homepremium and home basicN all on the same (raided) PC.
    pure simplicity and faultless operation. and have not had to touch a single boot file to do it .
    give it a go.
     
  19. genuine555

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    #20 genuine555, Nov 27, 2009
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    So how many os'es you multibooting then ? 6 ??
    Why ??

    EDIT : In case of a 6 or 7 fold multiboot, using easybcd would get a lttle more complicated, as manual moderation would be neccesary. But for the experienced users it would still work though.
    And for a simple dualboot EasyBCD is ideal. You will actually learn something too when using it.