Dual boot problem - Vista and XP

Posted: 07-14-2007, 08:16 PM
I just purchased a new computer - Intel dual processor on Intel motherboard
with 3 Gb RAM, 2 x SATA HDD's (250 Gb & 500 Gb) - with Vista installed.

I attempted to install XP on the second drive to dual boot but I received
the following error message when I attempted to do a quick format - "Set up
was unable to format the partition. Disk may be damaged." The install then
aborts.

Any suggestions?

Thanks


Dual boot problem - Vista and XP


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Dave
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Re: Dual boot problem - Vista and XP
Posted: 07-14-2007, 09:20 PM
It may be the SATA drives...

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vi...ter-vista.html

http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-623...sageID=2273323


"Taxee" <Taxee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I just purchased a new computer - Intel dual processor on Intel motherboard
> with 3 Gb RAM, 2 x SATA HDD's (250 Gb & 500 Gb) - with Vista installed.
>
> I attempted to install XP on the second drive to dual boot but I received
> the following error message when I attempted to do a quick format - "Set
> up
> was unable to format the partition. Disk may be damaged." The install
> then
> aborts.
>
> Any suggestions?
>
> Thanks
>
>
John Barnes
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Re: Dual boot problem - Vista and XP
Posted: 07-14-2007, 10:12 PM
If you do install XP on the second drive, unless you disconnect the first
drive or make the second drive the first in your boot priority in the BIOS,
you are going to overwrite the boot files for Vista and won't be able to
boot Vista until you fix the Vista boot process. Also beware that every
time you boot to XP you will delete all shadow copies and restore points in
your Vista system. As to your initial question why don't you do a chkdsk on
that disk using the second option. In my computer/properties/tools/error
checking scan for and attempt to etc. takes a while depending on your HD
size. Anything already on that disk?

"Taxee" <Taxee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:22EDF43D-82C8-462D-B71C-2191014BF02E@microsoft.com...
>I just purchased a new computer - Intel dual processor on Intel motherboard
> with 3 Gb RAM, 2 x SATA HDD's (250 Gb & 500 Gb) - with Vista installed.
>
> I attempted to install XP on the second drive to dual boot but I received
> the following error message when I attempted to do a quick format - "Set
> up
> was unable to format the partition. Disk may be damaged." The install
> then
> aborts.
>
> Any suggestions?
>
> Thanks
>
>
Tomika
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Re: Dual boot problem - Vista and XP
Posted: 07-15-2007, 07:15 AM
Hello,
try with this, i have a some problem, i try this and by me work all ok,
http://www.pro-networks.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=88231

you must download and http://www.vistabootpro.org/, this is after install of
XP, for creating dual boot menus
Regards,
Tom



"Taxee" <Taxee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:22EDF43D-82C8-462D-B71C-2191014BF02E@microsoft.com...
>I just purchased a new computer - Intel dual processor on Intel motherboard
> with 3 Gb RAM, 2 x SATA HDD's (250 Gb & 500 Gb) - with Vista installed.
>
> I attempted to install XP on the second drive to dual boot but I received
> the following error message when I attempted to do a quick format - "Set
> up
> was unable to format the partition. Disk may be damaged." The install
> then
> aborts.
>
> Any suggestions?
>
> Thanks
>
>
James Matthews
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Re: Dual boot problem - Vista and XP
Posted: 07-18-2007, 05:59 PM
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"Tomika" <tomika@email.t-com.hr> wrote in message
news:8360E095-47B2-41D2-A7C4-92C116F91A18@microsoft.com...
> Hello,
> try with this, i have a some problem, i try this and by me work all ok,
> http://www.pro-networks.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=88231
>
> you must download and http://www.vistabootpro.org/, this is after install
> of XP, for creating dual boot menus
> Regards,
> Tom
>
>
>
> "Taxee" <Taxee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:22EDF43D-82C8-462D-B71C-2191014BF02E@microsoft.com...
>>I just purchased a new computer - Intel dual processor on Intel
>>motherboard
>> with 3 Gb RAM, 2 x SATA HDD's (250 Gb & 500 Gb) - with Vista installed.
>>
>> I attempted to install XP on the second drive to dual boot but I received
>> the following error message when I attempted to do a quick format - "Set
>> up
>> was unable to format the partition. Disk may be damaged." The install
>> then
>> aborts.
>>
>> Any suggestions?
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>>
>
 
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