Problem after installing x64 in dual boot config with 32-bit windo

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by =?Utf-8?B?c2FtdGhlY3JhenltYW4=?=, May 18, 2006.

  1. I downloaded the windows xp x64 trial cd and have tried installing it on a
    different partition from the 32-bit xp to make a dual boot configuration.
    After getting past the inital setup phase and restarting I get the option of
    both windows. when I try to boot windows xp x64 all I get is a blank screen.
    Windows xp 32-bit still boots ok. I did then try to boot off the x64 cd and
    now all i get is a blank screen for that too. Does anybody have any idea what
    might be wrong?
    =?Utf-8?B?c2FtdGhlY3JhenltYW4=?=, May 18, 2006
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  2. Have you tried booting in to safe mode? Also, are there any external usb
    devices attached when trying to boot up? If so, remove them and try booting
    up again. If that does not resolve the problem, it could be that the PC
    needs a BIOS update or it could also be bad storage drivers (as was reported
    recently).
    --
    Andre
    Extended64 | http://www.extended64.com
    Blog | http://www.extended64.com/blogs/andre
    http://spaces.msn.com/members/adacosta
    "samthecrazyman" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I downloaded the windows xp x64 trial cd and have tried installing it on a
    > different partition from the 32-bit xp to make a dual boot configuration.
    > After getting past the inital setup phase and restarting I get the option
    > of
    > both windows. when I try to boot windows xp x64 all I get is a blank
    > screen.
    > Windows xp 32-bit still boots ok. I did then try to boot off the x64 cd
    > and
    > now all i get is a blank screen for that too. Does anybody have any idea
    > what
    > might be wrong?
    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], May 18, 2006
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    John Barnes Guest

    Could you provide some specific information. There are 3 sections to the
    install. Text, GUI and final boot. Did you get into the GUI boot and are
    failing in the final boot?
    Information on your drives. SATA, IDE, 1 drive 2 partitions, 2 drives, what
    partition(s) are active. Did you install with any drives disconnected or
    change the hard drive sequence? Which drive has the active boot.ini (system
    drive in drive manager from the 32bit system that boots.) What does it look
    like (copy here) Please give information above from the same drive manager
    (ie drive 0 partition 1 xp32 active system etc.)

    "samthecrazyman" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I downloaded the windows xp x64 trial cd and have tried installing it on a
    > different partition from the 32-bit xp to make a dual boot configuration.
    > After getting past the inital setup phase and restarting I get the option
    > of
    > both windows. when I try to boot windows xp x64 all I get is a blank
    > screen.
    > Windows xp 32-bit still boots ok. I did then try to boot off the x64 cd
    > and
    > now all i get is a blank screen for that too. Does anybody have any idea
    > what
    > might be wrong?
    John Barnes, May 18, 2006
    #3
  4. As Andre suggests, boot into safe mode if you can. If you can get into safe
    mode, that tells us that most things are getting loaded, including your hard
    drive controllers, and the problem could well be video drivers. You can
    update those from within safe mode.

    --
    Charlie.
    http://msmvps.com/xperts64

    samthecrazyman wrote:
    > I downloaded the windows xp x64 trial cd and have tried installing it on a
    > different partition from the 32-bit xp to make a dual boot configuration.
    > After getting past the inital setup phase and restarting I get the option
    > of both windows. when I try to boot windows xp x64 all I get is a blank
    > screen. Windows xp 32-bit still boots ok. I did then try to boot off the
    > x64 cd and now all i get is a blank screen for that too. Does anybody
    > have any idea what might be wrong?
    Charlie Russel - MVP, May 18, 2006
    #4
  5. Re: Problem after installing x64 in dual boot config with 32-bit w

    It passes text part of install but fails on loading GUI part after reboot. I
    have 2 IDE Hard drives and 2 CD-ROM drives. The first hard drive has two
    partitons and the second one I only use for storage. Partition 1 is x32 and
    has the active boot.ini. Partition 2 has x64. x32 shows that x32 is a
    primaray partition and x64 is an extended partiton. x32 is active. I'm not
    100% sure what all this means so i'm not sure if it is right.

    "John Barnes" wrote:

    > Could you provide some specific information. There are 3 sections to the
    > install. Text, GUI and final boot. Did you get into the GUI boot and are
    > failing in the final boot?
    > Information on your drives. SATA, IDE, 1 drive 2 partitions, 2 drives, what
    > partition(s) are active. Did you install with any drives disconnected or
    > change the hard drive sequence? Which drive has the active boot.ini (system
    > drive in drive manager from the 32bit system that boots.) What does it look
    > like (copy here) Please give information above from the same drive manager
    > (ie drive 0 partition 1 xp32 active system etc.)
    >
    > "samthecrazyman" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > >I downloaded the windows xp x64 trial cd and have tried installing it on a
    > > different partition from the 32-bit xp to make a dual boot configuration.
    > > After getting past the inital setup phase and restarting I get the option
    > > of
    > > both windows. when I try to boot windows xp x64 all I get is a blank
    > > screen.
    > > Windows xp 32-bit still boots ok. I did then try to boot off the x64 cd
    > > and
    > > now all i get is a blank screen for that too. Does anybody have any idea
    > > what
    > > might be wrong?

    >
    >
    >
    =?Utf-8?B?c2FtdGhlY3JhenltYW4=?=, May 18, 2006
    #5
  6. Re: Problem after installing x64 in dual boot config with 32-bit w

    I have tried all that you said with no success. Just out of curiosity, I had
    an old small hard drive and I tried installing it to that on it's own and it
    went all the way through the installation no problem. Would you be able to
    tell me where I can find out more about the bad storage drivers that were
    reported recently?

    "Andre Da Costa [Extended64]" wrote:

    > Have you tried booting in to safe mode? Also, are there any external usb
    > devices attached when trying to boot up? If so, remove them and try booting
    > up again. If that does not resolve the problem, it could be that the PC
    > needs a BIOS update or it could also be bad storage drivers (as was reported
    > recently).
    > --
    > Andre
    > Extended64 | http://www.extended64.com
    > Blog | http://www.extended64.com/blogs/andre
    > http://spaces.msn.com/members/adacosta
    > "samthecrazyman" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > >I downloaded the windows xp x64 trial cd and have tried installing it on a
    > > different partition from the 32-bit xp to make a dual boot configuration.
    > > After getting past the inital setup phase and restarting I get the option
    > > of
    > > both windows. when I try to boot windows xp x64 all I get is a blank
    > > screen.
    > > Windows xp 32-bit still boots ok. I did then try to boot off the x64 cd
    > > and
    > > now all i get is a blank screen for that too. Does anybody have any idea
    > > what
    > > might be wrong?

    >
    >
    >
    =?Utf-8?B?c2FtdGhlY3JhenltYW4=?=, May 18, 2006
    #6
  7. =?Utf-8?B?c2FtdGhlY3JhenltYW4=?=

    John Barnes Guest

    Re: Problem after installing x64 in dual boot config with 32-bit w

    You have two ide drives. You say drive 1 has partition 1 x32 system
    Boot.ini partition 2 Data
    Then you say partition 2 has x64. You don't say anything about
    drive 2
    So, did you install x64 over the partition that you used to use as data by
    creating a new extended partition or are we talking about drive 2
    If you go into system properties advanced startup, edit the boot.ini make
    a copy of the boot.ini so we can see it, then don't save when you end. List
    the information about your drives from the Drive Manager by drive (ie drive
    0 Partition 1 x32 system, active, boot, etc)
    Also, I take it you have the CD then the first hard drive as the first two
    items in boot priority in your BIOS
    Normally on return from restart from text to GUI you would have a 1 second
    parameter in the bootloader timeout and you would barely catch a glimpse of
    the entries on the boot choice screen as it boots into the newly installed
    x64 system.

    "samthecrazyman" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > It passes text part of install but fails on loading GUI part after reboot.
    > I
    > have 2 IDE Hard drives and 2 CD-ROM drives. The first hard drive has two
    > partitons and the second one I only use for storage. Partition 1 is x32
    > and
    > has the active boot.ini. Partition 2 has x64. x32 shows that x32 is a
    > primaray partition and x64 is an extended partiton. x32 is active. I'm not
    > 100% sure what all this means so i'm not sure if it is right.
    >
    > "John Barnes" wrote:
    >
    >> Could you provide some specific information. There are 3 sections to the
    >> install. Text, GUI and final boot. Did you get into the GUI boot and
    >> are
    >> failing in the final boot?
    >> Information on your drives. SATA, IDE, 1 drive 2 partitions, 2 drives,
    >> what
    >> partition(s) are active. Did you install with any drives disconnected or
    >> change the hard drive sequence? Which drive has the active boot.ini
    >> (system
    >> drive in drive manager from the 32bit system that boots.) What does it
    >> look
    >> like (copy here) Please give information above from the same drive
    >> manager
    >> (ie drive 0 partition 1 xp32 active system etc.)
    >>
    >> "samthecrazyman" <> wrote in
    >> message
    >> news:...
    >> >I downloaded the windows xp x64 trial cd and have tried installing it on
    >> >a
    >> > different partition from the 32-bit xp to make a dual boot
    >> > configuration.
    >> > After getting past the inital setup phase and restarting I get the
    >> > option
    >> > of
    >> > both windows. when I try to boot windows xp x64 all I get is a blank
    >> > screen.
    >> > Windows xp 32-bit still boots ok. I did then try to boot off the x64 cd
    >> > and
    >> > now all i get is a blank screen for that too. Does anybody have any
    >> > idea
    >> > what
    >> > might be wrong?

    >>
    >>
    >>
    John Barnes, May 19, 2006
    #7
  8. Re: Problem after installing x64 in dual boot config with 32-bit w

    I'm sorry, I made a mistake. My hard drive arrangement is:

    HD1 - 2 partitions
    Partition 1 - Windows XP 32-bit
    Partition 2 - Windows XP x64

    HD2 - 1 Partition, just used for storage

    "John Barnes" wrote:

    > You have two ide drives. You say drive 1 has partition 1 x32 system
    > Boot.ini partition 2 Data
    > Then you say partition 2 has x64. You don't say anything about
    > drive 2
    > So, did you install x64 over the partition that you used to use as data by
    > creating a new extended partition or are we talking about drive 2
    > If you go into system properties advanced startup, edit the boot.ini make
    > a copy of the boot.ini so we can see it, then don't save when you end. List
    > the information about your drives from the Drive Manager by drive (ie drive
    > 0 Partition 1 x32 system, active, boot, etc)
    > Also, I take it you have the CD then the first hard drive as the first two
    > items in boot priority in your BIOS
    > Normally on return from restart from text to GUI you would have a 1 second
    > parameter in the bootloader timeout and you would barely catch a glimpse of
    > the entries on the boot choice screen as it boots into the newly installed
    > x64 system.
    >
    > "samthecrazyman" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > It passes text part of install but fails on loading GUI part after reboot.
    > > I
    > > have 2 IDE Hard drives and 2 CD-ROM drives. The first hard drive has two
    > > partitons and the second one I only use for storage. Partition 1 is x32
    > > and
    > > has the active boot.ini. Partition 2 has x64. x32 shows that x32 is a
    > > primaray partition and x64 is an extended partiton. x32 is active. I'm not
    > > 100% sure what all this means so i'm not sure if it is right.
    > >
    > > "John Barnes" wrote:
    > >
    > >> Could you provide some specific information. There are 3 sections to the
    > >> install. Text, GUI and final boot. Did you get into the GUI boot and
    > >> are
    > >> failing in the final boot?
    > >> Information on your drives. SATA, IDE, 1 drive 2 partitions, 2 drives,
    > >> what
    > >> partition(s) are active. Did you install with any drives disconnected or
    > >> change the hard drive sequence? Which drive has the active boot.ini
    > >> (system
    > >> drive in drive manager from the 32bit system that boots.) What does it
    > >> look
    > >> like (copy here) Please give information above from the same drive
    > >> manager
    > >> (ie drive 0 partition 1 xp32 active system etc.)
    > >>
    > >> "samthecrazyman" <> wrote in
    > >> message
    > >> news:...
    > >> >I downloaded the windows xp x64 trial cd and have tried installing it on
    > >> >a
    > >> > different partition from the 32-bit xp to make a dual boot
    > >> > configuration.
    > >> > After getting past the inital setup phase and restarting I get the
    > >> > option
    > >> > of
    > >> > both windows. when I try to boot windows xp x64 all I get is a blank
    > >> > screen.
    > >> > Windows xp 32-bit still boots ok. I did then try to boot off the x64 cd
    > >> > and
    > >> > now all i get is a blank screen for that too. Does anybody have any
    > >> > idea
    > >> > what
    > >> > might be wrong?
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>

    >
    >
    >
    =?Utf-8?B?c2FtdGhlY3JhenltYW4=?=, May 19, 2006
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