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13 Oct 2009  

Windows 7 Ultimate/XP SP3

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Edit boot.ini. Rt click it and edit.

on BOTH lines put in the Disk number in rdisk(1) e.g. 0 or 1 - whatever it says in Disk Management.

Also put the partition number , e.g. 1 if the first partition on that Disk , or 2 if the second, etc.

So if XP is on Disk1 partition 1 , it should read:

[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows XP" /fastdetect

I don't understand that 100%. My XP installation is on Disk 0. Here is what my boot.ini file from XP says:

;Warning: Boot.ini is used on Windows XP and earlier operating systems.
;Warning: Use BCDEDIT.exe to modify Windows Vista boot options.
[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN /FASTDETECT /NOEXECUTE=OPTOUT /NUMPROC=2
c:\CMDCONS\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows Recovery Console" /CMDCONS

I don't know how to find the boot.ini for Windows 7.
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