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Author Topic: Dual Boot XP and Vista. Now going to boot into XP and getting STOP error  (Read 1271 times)

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Okay.. so I am trying to dual boot XP and Vista b/c I need XP operating system for work. I has Vista installed first then tried to load XP but I could not for the life of me get that to work. So what I ended up doing was installing XP first and I was able to get that installed and working. I downloaded the necessary drivers for that and had it good. Then I loaded Vista and had that put and downloaded all the drivers and necessary information. I restarted and wanted to boot into XP ( had the options for both ) I got the XP Pro loading screen and the blue bar went 1/5 way across the screen and I got the message of:

A Problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
Technical information:
STOP 0x0000007B (0xF78AA63C, 0xC000000E, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

I have a feelings its by XP bootloader menus but if I could fix it I wouldn't be postin' ;)

I appreciate any information/help I can get. Thank you for at least reading.


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I'd suggest you start by booting to the Recovery Console (boot to the XP CD and choose the first repair option) and run chkdsk /r - let's see what happens after that. I'm guessing it's not the bootloader if you XP actually starts to load.