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While installing xp showing error

\015 I am using compaq presario cq40-310tu...already vista is loaded. i try to install xp. it is showing blue screen error. pls help me.........\015

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Hi Friend

Try this may help you in creating a dual boot.

\015\012First find the drivers for your network components, wireless card or\015\012nic, and save them to an external device such as a floppy disk or flash\015\012drive.

\015\012Then you will need to go into the BIOS on your computer startup. Scroll\015\012to the System Configuration tab and go down to the SATA Native Support\015\012and change its setting to Disabled. Then hit F10 to Save and Exit. (You don't need to change the BIOS if you have an ATA or IDE hard drive.)

\015\012Next, insert your Windows XPmag-glass_10x10.gif\015\012CD and create the partition you wish to install XP on. After the\015\012installation is complete you should boot automatically into XP. (To do this, right click the Computer icon in start, and select manage. Then select Disk Management, and you can do whatever you want with your partition.)

\015\012Now you need to move some files. First, make sure you have set your folder options to see hidden files and to show protected operating systemmag-glass_10x10.gif\015\012files. Then open Windows Explorer and go to the drive where Vista is\015\012installed. Copy the folder Boot, and the files bootmgr, boot.ini,\015\012NTDETECT.COM and ntldr and paste them to the root of your XP drive.

\015\012Then download Vista Boot Pro\015\012and save it to your desktop or somewhere else that you can easily\015\012access. Unless you already have .Net Framework (v2.0 at least) it will\015\012redirect you to a Microsoft page where you can download this necessary\015\012component.

\015\012Install and run Vista Boot Pro and open the "Bootloader" tab. Select\015\012"Reinstall the Vista bootloader" and press Apply. Then go to the Manage\015\012OS Entries tab and select "Add new operating system entry" and make\015\012sure you select "Windows Legacy". Give the new entry a name (ie:\015\012Windows XP) and select the drive letter you have XP on and then select\015\012Apply. You can also choose which entry you would like as the default\015\012the system will boot to.

\015\012And now you should be able to dual boot between Vista and a previous OS.

I hope this will help you out. Please vote for me.
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