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Old 04-26-2009, 11:13 PM   #31
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Before you get the blue screen when booting xp, do you see anything else happening? any error messages? Does it seem like it is booting or after you select xp you get the blue screen? Do you see any messages before it freezes? I don't expect I'll be able to help much as I've never used xp though I've used w2k which has same bootloader.
 
Old 04-26-2009, 11:31 PM   #32
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Hello mate,
Well... I am able to boot Windows XP now. But what happens is after I boot and see the start up screen, the computer freezes up. I don't see any error messages during the boot. NONE!!! The computer freezes up just before it takes me to the "LOG IN" screen. I tried to boot using Windows XP cd now. Nothing works. :-( Ur previous step was successful mate. We are almost there. But 20% to 25% left. :-( I can't use Windows Advanced Menu option also (by pressing F8 key during the boot). Any suggestions mate?
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Old 04-27-2009, 06:48 AM   #33
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Hello yancek,
You there? Expecting a reply from you mate.
 
Old 04-27-2009, 09:50 AM   #34
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I googled 'xp freezes on boot' and got a lot of hits so this seems a common problem. Solutions suggested were usually checking hardware. You might check your connections, re-seat RAM chips, etc. but if Fedora is booting I don't think this will help. Another possibility may be bad power supply or overheating processor but once again, if Fedora boots/runs alright this is not likely to be the problem.

Haven't used windows for quite some time so you might go to some windows forums and try for help. Good Luck.
 
Old 04-27-2009, 09:54 AM   #35
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I've successfully dual booted a few machines Windows/Linux. It was pretty simple really. Install Windows (if not already there), install Linux, modify boot loader. I've never had problems where Windows would crash as a cause of Linux installation.
 
  


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