Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Unable to install Xp


  • Please log in to reply

#1
Vishal Sharma

Vishal Sharma

    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
Hello, friends
I have installed windows 7 and i want to switch back to windows XP.But I am not able to install it.All the time it gives a blue screen and.This is being happening after the installation of windows 7.
I formatted the partition once even then the same problem.
Problem: Unable to Install Xp
Error:
Before formating partition: Blue screen & Stop: c0000221/ unkown Hard error
\systemroot\system32\ntdll.dll

After formating partition: Boot MGR missing press ctrl+alt+Del to restart
System Confrigation:
OS: Window 7 Home basic(EM) currently working fine.
Motherboard: DG41TY
Processor: Intel Core2Quad
Ram: 4GB
Hard disk:
1. SATA-HITACHI-HDT721-320.0gb
2. SATA-SAMSUNG-HD161G-160.0gb
Things I have already tried:
1. Foramte the partition having window
2. Updated BIOS from intel site.
3. Drive Confrigation at Bios set up: ATA/IDE [Native]
4. Boot drive priorty: [CD/DVD-ROM drive]
5. Unable to use NLITE Software
Status: it copy window file. Nlite not colaborating bios update to burn new bootable disc.
6. Unable to find drivers for SATA
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
Alzeimer

Alzeimer

    Member 1K

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1,330 posts
You should use a third party program to completely erase all data on your hd (not just a simple format which will not ersae all the data on the MBR or the boot sector).

Windows XP will not install over windows 7 if it sees any trace that a newer OS version was installed on an HD.

By erasing completely your HD you should have no problem installing XP.

You can try the free program Darik's Boot and Nuke (DBAN) to erase your hard drive, download the bootable iso image and burnt it to a cd.
http://www.dban.org/download
  • 0

#3
Vishal Sharma

Vishal Sharma

    New Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
Dear Friend

Thanks for your valuable time. Complete Formate Disk works. But another problem arose. most of software(printer F370 64bit) i have stop working. Now i m able to install xp but error comes window stop software to edit registry. have tried fresh & alot of window xp professional 64 bit edition.

Thanks again for your help

Regards
vishal Sharma
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP