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Windows 7: HELP! Installing XP removed my win7 boot!

29 Jul 2010   #1

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HELP! Installing XP removed my win7 boot!

i wanted to install xp since there were some program glitches in win vista and 7. now when i boot, it doesnt give me the option to boot into Windows 7. it was gone.

i created a separate 20gb partition on the same hd as my Windows 7 and installed it onto that.

what should i do?

should i repair my Windows 7 os and delete the xp?

ok now i removed the xp partition and now it has no os to boot into.

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29 Jul 2010   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Have a read of those tutorials:
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

Use EasyBCD 2.0 in Win 7 & Win XP.
http://neosmart.net/dl.php?id=1
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29 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote from one of our excellent tutorials that theog has posted


If you get Error loading Operating System after XP restarts:
Using your Windows 7 installation disc, boot to the command prompt at startup.
Type in these comands below, and press enter after each one.
bootrec /FixMbr
bootrec /FixBoot
bootrec /RebuildBcd
Exit the command prompt and restart the computer.
At this point, Windows 7 should boot up the same way before trying to install XP.


Steve
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29 Jul 2010   #4

win7
 
 

umm my Windows 7 dvd says my Windows 7 is in a diff version and cant be repaired.... wth.
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29 Jul 2010   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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What DVD do have 32 or 64?

What did you install 32 or 64?
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29 Jul 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello tyuo9980, have a look at the tutorial at the link below.



How to Run a Startup Repair in Windows 7

How to Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc
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29 Jul 2010   #7

win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
What DVD do have 32 or 64?

What did you install 32 or 64?
64...
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29 Jul 2010   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

64 install or 64 DVD?
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29 Jul 2010   #9

win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
64 install or 64 DVD?
both. the dvd has both 32 and 64bit. i installed the 64bit.
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29 Jul 2010   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Use a 64 bit DVD for a 64 bit Startup Repair.
Use a 32 bit DVD for a 32 bit Startup Repair.

DVD only has one Version.
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