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12 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7
Windows 7 booting problem

Hello everyone,
I am in a bad trouble with two operating systems-xp and windows 7.
I had windows xp. Some days ago I installed windows 7 evaluation copy and i loved it. Xp was in C: drive. I got windows 7 from one of my friends and
installed it in D: drive from a pen drive; it was non-bootable.

After using both operating systems for about a month today I reinstalled windows xp and as you can guess windows 7 disappeared form the boot menu.

I totally forgot about the boot.ini file in C: drive and did not backup it. I don't know much about this, but I think, Windows 7 added an extra line with specific commands in that boot.ini file or something like that.

If you know what that command would be please let me know.

*Repairing windows 7 is not an option.

*Here is the boot.ini
[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
*I added this line to try, but didn't work.
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Windows 7"

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12 Jul 2009   #2

Windows 7

Please those who are using dual Operating system Xp and windows 7, kindly paste your boot.ini file contents.
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12 Jul 2009   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64 PL

Vista & Windows 7 have completely new bootloader and ignore includes in boot.ini from 2000/XP

Restoring 7 is very easy


Boot 7 DVD

Choose language>>reapair computer>>repair boot options


Install on XP EasyBCD Download EasyBCD 1.7.2 - NeoSmart Technologies by using this tool find Windows 7 bootloader and reconfigure it -guide for program is included in the link

this also will be helpful:Dual Boot - Change OS Name in Windows Boot Manager
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