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Problem Installing XP after Ubuntu install

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jackthe7th, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. jackthe7th

    jackthe7th Flightless Bird

    So I got a laptop with windows 7, cleared the whole drive out, and
    installed Ubuntu 9.1 on it. Now I am selling the computer, but the
    person who wants the computer doesn't want Ubuntu they want Windows XP.
    So I have an extra copy of windows xp install disk, and I cleared out
    ubuntu, reformatted the hard drive to NTFS using a bootable drive
    formatting program.

    Then I inserted the windows xp disk, figuring it would be as always, a
    painless process. The disk goes into the blue screen, starts to load up
    the installer, but doesnt get to any point in which I can make any
    choices, it immediately goes to this blue screen:

    A Problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent
    damage to your computer.

    If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart
    your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

    Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard
    drives or hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it
    is properly configured and terminated. Run chkdsk /F to check for hard
    drive corruption, and then restart your computer.

    Technical Information:
    *** STOP 0x0000007B (0xF78DA63c, 0xc0000034, 0X00000000, 0x00000000)

    I went back to the partition bootable software and I tried to repair
    the MBR, but it said the drive does not have an MBR.

    I can reinstall Ubuntu if I want, but I cant install windows.

    What do I do to get windows xp on the computer?
     
  2. LVTravel

    LVTravel Flightless Bird

    "jackthe7th" <jackthe7th.4dv0wc@no.email.invalid> wrote in message
    news:jackthe7th.4dv0wc@no.email.invalid...
    >
    > So I got a laptop with windows 7, cleared the whole drive out, and
    > installed Ubuntu 9.1 on it. Now I am selling the computer, but the
    > person who wants the computer doesn't want Ubuntu they want Windows XP.
    > So I have an extra copy of windows xp install disk, and I cleared out
    > ubuntu, reformatted the hard drive to NTFS using a bootable drive
    > formatting program.
    >
    > Then I inserted the windows xp disk, figuring it would be as always, a
    > painless process. The disk goes into the blue screen, starts to load up
    > the installer, but doesnt get to any point in which I can make any
    > choices, it immediately goes to this blue screen:
    >
    > A Problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent
    > damage to your computer.
    >
    > If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart
    > your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:
    >
    > Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard
    > drives or hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it
    > is properly configured and terminated. Run chkdsk /F to check for hard
    > drive corruption, and then restart your computer.
    >
    > Technical Information:
    > *** STOP 0x0000007B (0xF78DA63c, 0xc0000034, 0X00000000, 0x00000000)
    >
    > I went back to the partition bootable software and I tried to repair
    > the MBR, but it said the drive does not have an MBR.
    >
    > I can reinstall Ubuntu if I want, but I cant install windows.
    >
    > What do I do to get windows xp on the computer?
    >
    >


    Remember that the computer had Win 7 on it. It also has a SATA hard drive
    in it and other Win 7 compatible components which may not have XP compatible
    drivers for it anywhere. If Win XP (which prior to SP2 CD did not have any
    SATA drivers on the install disk, that is the reason for the F6 on the
    original install) can't see the SATA drive interface it can't install and
    will give an error similar to what you have. You can try to change the
    laptop's bios to enable legacy IDE mode for the hard drive controller but I
    don't think that that will totally solve your problems with installing XP on
    a system that originally came with Win 7.

    I would install the original Win 7 on the system from the rebuild partition
    or rebuild disks that you created prior to dumping Win 7 and let the new
    purchaser try to downgrade to a legal XP if desired. What, no rebuild
    capability, contact the computer manufacturer to have set shipped to you at
    a minimal cost (normally under $30.00.)
     
  3. Paul

    Paul Flightless Bird

    jackthe7th wrote:
    > So I got a laptop with windows 7, cleared the whole drive out, and
    > installed Ubuntu 9.1 on it. Now I am selling the computer, but the
    > person who wants the computer doesn't want Ubuntu they want Windows XP.
    > So I have an extra copy of windows xp install disk, and I cleared out
    > ubuntu, reformatted the hard drive to NTFS using a bootable drive
    > formatting program.
    >
    > Then I inserted the windows xp disk, figuring it would be as always, a
    > painless process. The disk goes into the blue screen, starts to load up
    > the installer, but doesnt get to any point in which I can make any
    > choices, it immediately goes to this blue screen:
    >
    > A Problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent
    > damage to your computer.
    >
    > If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart
    > your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:
    >
    > Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard
    > drives or hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it
    > is properly configured and terminated. Run chkdsk /F to check for hard
    > drive corruption, and then restart your computer.
    >
    > Technical Information:
    > *** STOP 0x0000007B (0xF78DA63c, 0xc0000034, 0X00000000, 0x00000000)
    >
    > I went back to the partition bootable software and I tried to repair
    > the MBR, but it said the drive does not have an MBR.
    >
    > I can reinstall Ubuntu if I want, but I cant install windows.
    >
    > What do I do to get windows xp on the computer?
    >


    What I'd try first, is boot the Ubuntu CD, and use "dd" to overwrite
    the contents of the MBR. Zeroing out the signature (0x55AA) will
    make the Windows installer CD think the drive has never been used.
    I've had problems before, where the Windows CD wouldn't touch the
    disk, after the Linux installer did its thing to the MBR. And
    this is what I did to fix it.

    sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda bs=512 count=1

    You'll need to substitute the name of the hard drive, in place
    of hda. It could be sda for example. (For hints, you could try
    looking in /etc/fstab for inspiration on the drive name. Some
    Linux distros automatically populate fstab, based on partition
    types.)

    Then boot your Windows CD and try again.

    Win7 supports AHCI and legacy IDE mode, while WinXP supports
    legacy IDE mode. You may need to change your BIOS setting
    for the hard drive interface, as instructed by "LVTravel".
    Or alternately, use the F6 method to install a driver so
    that Windows will be able to access the boot partition.
    Most hardware has drivers, if you look long and hard enough.

    I can't tell from your description, what exactly is failing.
    It almost sounds like the WinXP CD is trying to look at the
    partitions or something, before even getting to the choice
    menu for recovery console or installation.

    Paul
     
  4. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    QED: Is the "Designed for Win7" hardware (and drivers) WinXP-compatible?

    <QP>
    Bug Check 0x7B: INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE

    The following actions might prevent an error like this from happening again:

    1. Download and install [compatible] device drivers for your computer from
    [the device manufacturers' Download pages].
    2. Scan your computer for computer viruses.
    3. Check your hard disk for errors.

    </QP>
    Source: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff559218(VS.85).aspx



    jackthe7th wrote:
    > So I got a laptop with windows 7, cleared the whole drive out, and
    > installed Ubuntu 9.1 on it. Now I am selling the computer, but the
    > person who wants the computer doesn't want Ubuntu they want Windows XP.
    > So I have an extra copy of windows xp install disk, and I cleared out
    > ubuntu, reformatted the hard drive to NTFS using a bootable drive
    > formatting program.
    >
    > Then I inserted the windows xp disk, figuring it would be as always, a
    > painless process. The disk goes into the blue screen, starts to load up
    > the installer, but doesnt get to any point in which I can make any
    > choices, it immediately goes to this blue screen:
    >
    > A Problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent
    > damage to your computer.
    >
    > If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart
    > your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:
    >
    > Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard
    > drives or hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it
    > is properly configured and terminated. Run chkdsk /F to check for hard
    > drive corruption, and then restart your computer.
    >
    > Technical Information:
    > *** STOP 0x0000007B (0xF78DA63c, 0xc0000034, 0X00000000, 0x00000000)
    >
    > I went back to the partition bootable software and I tried to repair
    > the MBR, but it said the drive does not have an MBR.
    >
    > I can reinstall Ubuntu if I want, but I cant install windows.
    >
    > What do I do to get windows xp on the computer?
     
  5. HeyBub

    HeyBub Flightless Bird

    jackthe7th wrote:
    > So I got a laptop with windows 7, cleared the whole drive out, and
    > installed Ubuntu 9.1 on it. Now I am selling the computer, but the
    > person who wants the computer doesn't want Ubuntu they want Windows
    > XP. So I have an extra copy of windows xp install disk, and I cleared
    > out ubuntu, reformatted the hard drive to NTFS using a bootable drive
    > formatting program.
    >
    > Then I inserted the windows xp disk, figuring it would be as always, a
    > painless process. The disk goes into the blue screen, starts to load
    > up the installer, but doesnt get to any point in which I can make any
    > choices, it immediately goes to this blue screen:
    >
    > A Problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent
    > damage to your computer.
    >
    > If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart
    > your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:
    >
    > Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard
    > drives or hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure
    > it is properly configured and terminated. Run chkdsk /F to check for
    > hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer.
    >
    > Technical Information:
    > *** STOP 0x0000007B (0xF78DA63c, 0xc0000034, 0X00000000, 0x00000000)
    >
    > I went back to the partition bootable software and I tried to repair
    > the MBR, but it said the drive does not have an MBR.
    >
    > I can reinstall Ubuntu if I want, but I cant install windows.
    >
    > What do I do to get windows xp on the computer?


    You probably can't. As others have said, Win7 computers may have hardware
    that is incompatible with XP.

    Ubuntu *may* install inasmuch as it (I think) doesn't get down in the
    hardware weeds - it sacrifices efficiency for universitality.

    Too, if the buyer controls the O/S, why didn't you get the laptop with
    Ubuntu installed in the first place?

    Editorial: Here we have another example of a perfectly good computer ruined
    by installing Linux.
     
  6. Airman Basic

    Airman Basic Flightless Bird

    On 07/10/2010 4:20 PM, HeyBub wrote:
    > jackthe7th wrote:
    >> So I got a laptop with windows 7, cleared the whole drive out, and
    >> installed Ubuntu 9.1 on it. Now I am selling the computer, but the
    >> person who wants the computer doesn't want Ubuntu they want Windows
    >> XP. So I have an extra copy of windows xp install disk, and I cleared
    >> out ubuntu, reformatted the hard drive to NTFS using a bootable drive
    >> formatting program.
    >>
    >> Then I inserted the windows xp disk, figuring it would be as always, a
    >> painless process. The disk goes into the blue screen, starts to load
    >> up the installer, but doesnt get to any point in which I can make any
    >> choices, it immediately goes to this blue screen:
    >>
    >> A Problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent
    >> damage to your computer.
    >>
    >> If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart
    >> your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:
    >>
    >> Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard
    >> drives or hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure
    >> it is properly configured and terminated. Run chkdsk /F to check for
    >> hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer.
    >>
    >> Technical Information:
    >> *** STOP 0x0000007B (0xF78DA63c, 0xc0000034, 0X00000000, 0x00000000)
    >>
    >> I went back to the partition bootable software and I tried to repair
    >> the MBR, but it said the drive does not have an MBR.
    >>
    >> I can reinstall Ubuntu if I want, but I cant install windows.
    >>
    >> What do I do to get windows xp on the computer?

    >
    > You probably can't. As others have said, Win7 computers may have hardware
    > that is incompatible with XP.
    >
    > Ubuntu *may* install inasmuch as it (I think) doesn't get down in the
    > hardware weeds - it sacrifices efficiency for universitality.
    >
    > Too, if the buyer controls the O/S, why didn't you get the laptop with
    > Ubuntu installed in the first place?
    >
    > Editorial: Here we have another example of a perfectly good computer ruined
    > by installing Linux.
    >
    >


    Probably you need the sata drivers for the hard drive which aren't
    available from the XP CD unless you slipstream them into a custom XP CD.
    Or, some BIOS have a "legacy drive" option or something similar. Google
    it and good luck.
     
  7. Doum

    Doum Flightless Bird

    Paul <nospam@needed.com> écrivait news:i18qib$hqd$1@speranza.aioe.org:

    <snip>

    >
    > Win7 supports AHCI and legacy IDE mode, while WinXP supports
    > legacy IDE mode. You may need to change your BIOS setting
    > for the hard drive interface, as instructed by "LVTravel".
    > Or alternately, use the F6 method to install a driver so
    > that Windows will be able to access the boot partition.
    > Most hardware has drivers, if you look long and hard enough.
    >


    <snip>

    >
    > Paul
    >


    The F6 method only works with floppies and his recent laptop doesn't have a
    floppy drive. The OP might have a USB floppy drive though.

    If he doesn't have such drive and need a driver for the HD controller, the
    solution is to recreate the XP installation disk and slipstream the
    required driver on it. He might as well slipstream SP3 on his new disk too.
     
  8. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    jackthe7th wrote:
    > So I got a laptop with windows 7, cleared the whole drive out, and
    > installed Ubuntu 9.1 on it. Now I am selling the computer, but the
    > person who wants the computer doesn't want Ubuntu they want Windows
    > XP.


    Perhaps you can convince them that Windows 7 is a good OS and just put
    that back on.
     

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