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Windows 7: Need help in moving the System partition to a different Hard disk

19 Feb 2014   #31
Kaktussoft

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Your computer is still using to winxp bootmanager on C to load winxp (file ntldr and boot.ini). In easybcd please delete the entry for windows xp. How to edit Boot Menu with EasyBCD - YouTube

After that Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP OPTION TWO , step 9.

In "Edit Boot Menu" you can set which boot entry must be the default.'

Greg told all above before, but I think you forgot


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19 Feb 2014   #32
Sanjeeb

Win Xp prfessional and Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I didn't realize that before, but you made it very clear. As C drive is no more active is there the possibility that WinXP uses (file ntldr and boot.ini) to load from C, little surprised.

But I made all the changes now as suggested. Tapping f8 on Win7 shows the repair option on the top. I have to select it to see if it recognizes the window 7 installation.
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19 Feb 2014   #33
Kaktussoft

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This is the definiton in bcd:

identifier {ntldr}
device partition=C:
path \ntldr
description Earlier Version of Windows

So it loads ntldr from C (which loads boot.ini)
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19 Feb 2014   #34
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win7 , win7 f8, winxp all work with disk0 detached from system? Mark thread solved
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19 Feb 2014   #35
Sanjeeb

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@Greg I am able to see the repair option and selecting it recognizes my installation
@Kaktu I am able to boot in to XP but when booting it is asking to select C or F drive. If I select F I am able to boot into XP. Selecting C may not work as the C drive has a corrupted winXP installation(very old installation).
Why I am getting this option did I miss any thing , though I did exactly whatever you have suggested. Please advice how I can directly boot to XP from F drive without asking me the option to choose.
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19 Feb 2014   #36
Sanjeeb

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I have the plan to use the Disk0 with my current System for Data. Do you want me to check the booting functions by detaching it and later again attach it to use, may be repartition it by backing up the data
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19 Feb 2014   #37
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sanjeeb View Post
@Greg I am able to see the repair option and selecting it recognizes my installation
@Kaktu I am able to boot in to XP but when booting it is asking to select C or F drive. If I select F I am able to boot into XP. Selecting C may not work as the C drive has a corrupted winXP installation(very old installation).
Why I am getting this option did I miss any thing , though I did exactly whatever you have suggested. Please advice how I can directly boot to XP from F drive without asking me the option to choose.
C and F both have winxp.... at least easybcd thinks so.

Delete the windowsXP boot entry agin using easybcd. Then add it again, but don't tick "automatically detect correct drive" . Fill in the winxp drive (so F) yourself.

http://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...xp-w7-xp-7.jpg
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19 Feb 2014   #38
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sanjeeb View Post
I have the plan to use the Disk0 with my current System for Data. Do you want me to check the booting functions by detaching it and later again attach it to use, may be repartition it by backing up the data
I just want you to detach it from system (temporary) to prove disk0 is not involved in boot process whatsoever.
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19 Feb 2014   #39
Sanjeeb

Win Xp prfessional and Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I explicitly selected F drive for XP installation but it still showing C drive for XP


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19 Feb 2014   #40
Kaktussoft

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Generate and post bcd output again.
Post screenshot of disk management
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