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Hey So I am running my XP partition from VM Player in Linux and everything was working fine until I installed Fix-Ya expert tool and it crashed both the Normal and Virtual parts of my XP partition. So I uninstalled this tool in safe mode and it still would not boot, in fact it gave the quick BSOD: Stop: 0x0000008E and would restart immediately... My question is do you know of any one else that has had any issues with Fix-Ya expert util? After I did a System Restore to before the fixya util was installed it worked fine...

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Could be a problem with the RAM allocation for the OS. Try allocating more ram and try.

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1. Open 'GParted'. From the menus: System -> Administration -> GParted
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3. Right click on this deleted partition and select 'Format to' and select ext3. This should accomplish what you want.


If GParted is not installed, then open a terminal window and type


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sudo apt-get install gparted
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WINXP-_CRASH


I wonder if you ever pay attention to what you're doing; if you install a Linux Distribution, it's going to have a non-NTFS boot sector, and moving Windows' original boot sectors around is not guaranteed to work well.

If you pay attention to what you're doing, you should be installing Linux on a fresh disk using a good filesystem like ext3 or ext4 or Sun's filesystem. If you want to run WinXP rather than run applications (games, etc.) under WINE or a VM, you can use Disk Commander or such to boot to the old drive and mask the OS from each others' existence. Likewise you could install, run, etc. Fedora, Ubuntu, etc. from within a VM in WinXP; or install, run, etc. WinXP within a VM in a Linux. If you don't pay attention to what your install means for the system operation, you're going to get surprised.

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I would install XP 1st then Open suse or Ubuntu. When you install either of these linux OS's ensure you install to another partition other than the windows one. Both installation routines will allow you to format the drive to the linux ext2 format and automatically install a boot manager (usually GRUB) which will allow you to select the OS you wish to boot.

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2) Many XP device drivers will fail to install or execute properly
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Running VISTA is generally a bad idea, because it is obscenely
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Microsof't draconian and arrogant copy protection schemes,
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computer resources, your performance, and your right to
backup your media, at your expense, for the benefit of
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Use Vista only when you have to, boot to Windows XP for
most of your applications.


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Both Microsoft and VM-ware (as well as others) make
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VMWare is by far the best, the most reliable and the
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