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Windows 7: Lost win7 boot menu


26 Jan 2009   #1

XP32 XP64 Win7
 
 
Lost win7 boot menu

Hi all,

I have XP32 Xp64 and Windows 7 on the same disc different partitions
Both XP loaded first, then Windows 7
I messed up some other stuff and in the process of fixing I lost My Windows 7 boot menu
I can see the Windows 7 installation is there while Im in XP just cant boot into it.
Easy way to get all three on the same boot menu?

Dennis


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26 Jan 2009   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi DTree,

Boot in from the Win 7 dvd.

Select a language, a time and currency, and a keyboard or input method, and then click Next.

Click Repair your computer. - (at the bottom of the Window )

Select Startup Repair.

Similar to this :

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/19...y-options.html

Startup Repair - Vista Forums

Hope it helps

SIW2
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26 Jan 2009   #3

XP32 XP64 Win7
 
 

Thanks SIW2,

Yeah, I tried that already.
It says its not able to repair it, I should disconnect any new devices and try restart (I have nothing connected)
Im trying to get easy BCD 1.7.2 to run on my XP installations (x32 and x64) so I can try that but program fails to initialize on both Os's
Im reading to see if there is a specific version for XP?
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26 Jan 2009   #4

XP SP3 32bit, Vista HP 64bit, Seven Pro 64bit
 
 

You could try this:

See post #9 in this thread in this forum.
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26 Jan 2009   #5

XP32 XP64 Win7
 
 

Thanks zBobG,

I found the trouble with easybcd not initializing was .net framework wasn't installed.
It runs good now,I just need to figure out the right way to use it to have boot option for all 3 Os's on one boot screen
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26 Jan 2009   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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26 Jan 2009   #7

XP32 XP64 Win7
 
 

Hi SIW2,

Thanks again, great info as usual.
That site has a step by step for almost every multi-boot config it seems.
I'm not sure but wouldn't I do this one instead?
How to dual boot Windows XP and Windows 7 (XP installed first)
Anyway, I'm so close now I'm a little nervous to even mess with it anymore .
When I power up I get the old OS choices menu with option to boot XP or XP x64
If I choose to load the boot option menu (f8) before I get to the OS choices screen
and I choose the dvd drive where the Windows 7 dvd currently resides
When the option to "push any key to boot from cd" comes up, I do nothing, and Yay!
I get an os choice menu showing all three Os's
Now I just need to get rid of the first OS choices menu~
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26 Jan 2009   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi,

Yes, that is what you would do, sorry that link was to get you to the site so you can see all the things you can do.

Easybcd may be useful here - worth checking all the references to it there.

You may also like to see this tutorial:

BCDEDIT - How to Use

Hope it helps

SIW2
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