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    Default Win XP boot issues with ASRock Fatal1ty Z68 Professional Gen3

    For the life of me, I can't get my Win XP (32-bit) partition to load on my new system. It's been built for a month now, and my original Western Digital SATA-II HDD is setup as a tri-boot with Win XP x86, Win Vista x86, and Win 7 Ultimate x64 (as I've been a windows beta tester for years). The RAM installed is the Mushkin 996997 (16GB 4 sticks), and 2600k CPU.

    First off, everything loads fine in Win 7 and Vista. I have tried the XP Virtual Machine in Win 7, and can't stand using it. I really would like to get the XP partition to load.

    So far things I've tried is to make sure BIOS is set to SATA Compatibility mode and not AHCI (it was set to SATA Enhanced by default). I've also connected the drive to the SATA-II port, not the SATA-III (as some said Win XP will not load when connected to SATA-III ports). I've disabled the motherboard's on-board graphics and using my PNY 560ti Nvidia card. And disabled the USB3 ports in the BIOS.

    When I select Win XP to load, I get this BSOD


    Then when running Safe Mode, it stops and restarts at Mup.sys


    I have also tried to re-install XP using the CD so I can go into the Recovery Mode, but can't get to it. I press F6 furring the install and have it load up the ASRock disk drivers that I put onto Floppy A. I reads it, and get to "Starting Windows" then BSOD showing this:


    I would greatly appreciate some help if anyone has the same ASRock Fatal1ty Z68 Pro Gen3 motherboard or similar with a Z68 chipset that has successfully been able to load and boot into Win XP.

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: Win XP boot issues with ASRock Fatal1ty Z68 Professional Gen3

    ide for xp, achi for vista/win 7 (or raid) for both... remember raid need driver xp + all o/s need new installs in raid.

    iv set mine up for raid(single drive for xp+)(stand alone hdd) + raid 0 ssd for win 7

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    Default Re: Win XP boot issues with ASRock Fatal1ty Z68 Professional Gen3

    xp works on sata 3 intel(ide/raid)+ works on addon controllers chips (ide or raid for xp) set in bios.. etc

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    Default Re: Win XP boot issues with ASRock Fatal1ty Z68 Professional Gen3

    In the BIOS, I have the SATA set to IDE, since my Win 7/Vista were installed that way years ago. So no AHCI is not enabled.
    I'm not doing RAID at all.
    The hard drive is tri-boot with Win XP, Win Vista, and Win 7 in separate partitions.
    Like I said in my 1st post, I can load Win 7 & Vista just fine, but get the errors when XP tries to load, or if I try to reinstall it using the CD and with the drivers on the floppy.
    I've also tried all 10 of the SATA ports on the motherboard (Z68 SATA-III & SATA-II, and ASRock SATA-III), and get the same XP errors on all of them.
    Even if I get my older hard drive that just has XP and Vista on it, I can get Vista to load, but not XP.

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    would be better to try and install/run xp on a seperate hdd? maybe three os's on one hdd might be affecting the boot up? isnt there something in the bios to enable for older os's? i cant remember the name of it
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    Default Re: Win XP boot issues with ASRock Fatal1ty Z68 Professional Gen3

    Quote Originally Posted by wazza300 View Post
    would be better to try and install/run xp on a seperate hdd? maybe three os's on one hdd might be affecting the boot up? isnt there something in the bios to enable for older os's? i cant remember the name of it
    When the SATA Controller in the BIOS is set to IDE, there is a "Compatibility mode" and an "Enhanced" mode. I have tried both of those.
    The Manual says that "Enchanced" is for Win XP and newer, while "Compatibility" is for older versions of Windows 3.1-95 and DOS.

    If you read my above post, you'll see that I did try another hard drive, that only had XP and Vista on it (dual boot) and got the same exact problems with it.

    When using the XP Install CD, it gets to the point where I install the SATA controller drivers off the floppy, and then get to "Starting Windows". Then BSOD showing a problem with pci.sys

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    Default Re: Win XP boot issues with ASRock Fatal1ty Z68 Professional Gen3

    After further investigation, I've found out that XP (pre SP2) can't recognize PCI Express, so that is what is causing the pci.sys BSOD when using the XP install CD.

    I followed the directions here on creating a new bootable XP CD that has both SP2 and SP3 installed in it, so that when you use the CD, it will have all the newer drivers.
    http://www.theeldergeek.com/slipstreamed_xpsp2_cd.htm

    I was able to boot off the XP CD that I created, and for the 1st time it got past the Starting Windows part. Now it asks if I just want to install XP or use the Recovery.

    This is what I need to know...since I have 3 versions of Windows (XP, Vista, Win 7) on my main hard drive in their own partitions and have it set as a tri-boot, I need to reinstall XP using the CD that I created, but not lose the boot options of Vista and 7. Is this possible? Or will reinstalling XP (or using recovery) cause it to erase the Vista and Win 7 boot options? Will this also erase my programs and setting that are currently on the XP partition, or will they remain intact?
    Last edited by FAUguy; 10-28-2011 at 06:57 AM.

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    it shouldnt mess up the other installs if its installed to a seperate partition BUT i have know it mess things up sometimes,you might be able to repair the boot up with win7 dvd/repair tool but its up to you,would be best to back up/clone you hdd before you install xp just to be safe
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    Default Re: Win XP boot issues with ASRock Fatal1ty Z68 Professional Gen3

    Quote Originally Posted by wazza300 View Post
    it shouldnt mess up the other installs if its installed to a seperate partition BUT i have know it mess things up sometimes,you might be able to repair the boot up with win7 dvd/repair tool but its up to you,would be best to back up/clone you hdd before you install xp just to be safe
    On my main HDD, it's C: XP, D: Vista, E: Win 7.
    If I use the XP CD that I created, should I do the regular install, or the Repair (which I've never used before, but can learn about it) ?
    If I press R, it shows a list of Windows installs and wants me to select one. Then just shows a C:\Windows command prompt.
    Also, would re-installing XP cause the loss of my programs, or would I still be able to use them - or need to reinstall all the programs?

    I know that Win 7 uses a different type of boot file than XP and Vista, so that is why Win 7 always has to be installed last.

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    yes it would wipe all your data with xp,only win7 can save your files in a folder called windows.old but even then its advised to back up beforehand,so what did you do again? delete xp or just back it up? if you backed it up try a repair/restore
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