Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Windows 7 booting problem


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
Code:
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[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.
Code:
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Windows 7"


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

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.
Please.............
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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

METHOD 1

Boot 7 DVD

Choose language>>reapair computer>>repair boot options

METHOD 2

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

EDIT
this also will be helpful:Dual Boot - Change OS Name in Windows Boot Manager
System Recovery Options
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


Reply

 Windows 7 booting problem




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Windows 7 booting problem
Thread Forum
Solved Problem with booting Windows 7 General Discussion
windows seven serious booting problem BSOD Help and Support
Having a problem booting Windows 7 Hardware & Devices
Problem booting into windows BSOD Help and Support
problem with xp and NET while dual booting with Windows 7 BSOD Help and Support
I'm having a problem with dual booting XP and Windows 7 Installation & Setup

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:18 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33