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Windows 7: Need some help with dual booting(XP/W7).


15 May 2009   #1

7264x64/7260x86
 
 
Need some help with dual booting(XP/W7).

I have this machine that was dual booted with XP and Win 7. Everything was working gravy. I put up the RC on the machine and now I get NTLDR erros when trying to get into XP.

Physical setup is as folows:

Sata Drive with three partitions (XP, Storage, Storage 2)
IDE drive with One partition (Windows 7)

Boot order is Sata, then IDE.

The boot loader comes up and I can get into windows 7 no problem, but when I choose the XP I get NTLDR errors.

I redid the boot loader with easybcd, but I still get the errors, I've copied NTLDR and NTDETECT.com on just about every drive except my card reader (haha).

Can someone walk me through getting XP booting again? I tried doing the /fix mbr thing but I can't remember the password for the XP install to get into the recovery console.


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15 May 2009   #2

Win 7 Pro x64 x 3, Win 7 Pro x86, Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by copernicus View Post
I have this machine that was dual booted with XP and Win 7. Everything was working gravy. I put up the RC on the machine and now I get NTLDR erros when trying to get into XP.

Physical setup is as folows:

Sata Drive with three partitions (XP, Storage, Storage 2)
IDE drive with One partition (Windows 7)

Boot order is Sata, then IDE.

The boot loader comes up and I can get into windows 7 no problem, but when I choose the XP I get NTLDR errors.

I redid the boot loader with easybcd, but I still get the errors, I've copied NTLDR and NTDETECT.com on just about every drive except my card reader (haha).

Can someone walk me through getting XP booting again? I tried doing the /fix mbr thing but I can't remember the password for the XP install to get into the recovery console.
The password for the recovery console should be an administrative password, or most of the time it's blank... Did you attempt to run a xp repair installation, that might fix the booting issue form xp's side, but then you might need to use the windows 7 disc to fix your windows 7 boot. just food for thought...
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15 May 2009   #3

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

Still no idea what the password is, but I'm gonna change it now, I changed the boot order of the two drives and now XP boots up fine, and but I'm left without a seven booter. =/

I'm not sure why changing the order of the drives makes it functino now, since I put XP drive as secondary.

So basically if I set the Windows 7 drive to boot first, I can get into XP, and if I set the XP drive to boot first I can get into Windows 7.
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