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Windows 7: Dualboot

03 Oct 2009   #11

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x86 Build 7600
 
 

Hi all...

I have downloaded EasyBCD but when I try to add entries and add WinXP it says some files (NTDETECT.com and NTLDR) are needed.... Where can I get them? How to copy them correctly?

And I can't choose the "hard drive letter" when adding a new entry...

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03 Oct 2009   #12

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Forget Easybcd, only good for altering systems already set.

It will always boot to the latest OS, the easiest way is to go into RUN "msconfig" BOOT and select your own default.
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03 Oct 2009   #13

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wysiwyg View Post
Forget Easybcd, only good for altering systems already set.

It will always boot to the latest OS, the easiest way is to go into RUN "msconfig" BOOT and select your own default.

Everything msconfig can do for booting, easybcd can, and then some.

How would msconfig magically recreate his lost boot files?

No NTLDR = no boot. simple as that.
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03 Oct 2009   #14

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by termikxs View Post
Hi all...

I have downloaded EasyBCD but when I try to add entries and add WinXP it says some files (NTDETECT.com and NTLDR) are needed.... Where can I get them? How to copy them correctly?

And I can't choose the "hard drive letter" when adding a new entry...
From this info I can deduct the following.

1. You had two partitions with windows XP
2. You deleted the wrong one. (the one that contained the boot files)

solution.
Extract NTDETECT.com, Command.com, and NTDLR from the XP CD,
and copy them to your C: (where Windows 7 resides.)

Next with easybcd, create a new entry for XP.

The previous poster had it 180 degrees wrong.

msconfig can not do that for you.
msconfig can only select an os that is already there to boot.

good luck
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03 Oct 2009   #15

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by termikxs View Post
Hi all...

I have downloaded EasyBCD but when I try to add entries and add WinXP it says some files (NTDETECT.com and NTLDR) are needed.... Where can I get them? How to copy them correctly?

And I can't choose the "hard drive letter" when adding a new entry...

Post a screenshot of Disk Management window, like this:

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...en-forums.html

Dualboot-diskmanagemenet-2009-09-20_134201.jpg

Somebody will post up the files you need - ntldr, ntdetect.com and a properly configured boot.ini.

They need to be placed on the SYSTEM partition - then you can add the XP entry. I assume you are using Easybcd 1.7.2.


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03 Oct 2009   #16

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Hi Siw2,

The OP dropped his question and never came back.

I'm 10-7 until he decides to come back and give us something to work with.

Greetings
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03 Oct 2009   #17

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Have a good night.
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03 Oct 2009   #18

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Have a good night.
A little late, but you too.
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03 Oct 2009   #19
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Here are the 32-bit XP boot files.


XPBOOTFILES.zip


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04 Oct 2009   #20

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x86 Build 7600
 
 

Hey guys ..

Something has gone terribly wrong... I really dunno WTH is with that computer.

i have copied files NTLDR, NTDETECT.com from XP CD to Win 7 C:/ Drive...
Then I have added entry in EasyBCD.....

Each time I try to boot to Win XP it says "Invalid BOOT.ini" so I have copied boot.ini from the XPBOOTFILES.zip to XP Partition... But without effect...
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