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Windows 7: No boot without installation disk

23 Oct 2009   #11
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Yes.

First you need to get the 3 XP bootfiles on the 7 partition.


You could save time by running the first 2 commands on the C partition - you shouldn't need startup repair.

bcdboot c:\windows /s c:

then press enter

H:\boot\bootsect.exe /nt60 c: /force /mbr

then press enter

Take the dvd out - if Disk1 is first in Bios boot order, on restart - you will boot into 7.

Then add the XP entry.


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23 Oct 2009   #12
Keln

 
 

The command bcdboot c:\windows /s c: results in "Failure when attempting to copy boot files"
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23 Oct 2009   #13
Keln

 
 

Ok, I got the IDE disconnected, ran the repair tool (took exactly 3 times as you said), W7 booted up fine without the Disc now. Ok, I have located the 3 XP files on my D: partition which has my XP OS on it. You said I need to put them on my W7 partition...but where? There is no i386 folder for ntldr and ntdetect.com to go into. Do I just manually copy them from my D: XP partition and into folders on my C: W7 partition?
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23 Oct 2009   #14
SIW2

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The 3 files go directly onto C - no folders.

To save editing boot.ini, copy the other two files onto C . Then extract this and put this boot.ini on C instead of the one you have.

BOOT.zip


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23 Oct 2009   #15
Keln

 
 

Excellent! It works great now. I can't tell you how very grateful I am for your help. I'm sure it required a lot of patience on your part. Thanks for walking me through this little problem.
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23 Oct 2009   #16
SIW2

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You're welcome.

Have Fun
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