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Windows 7: Dual-Boot Dual HDD WIN7 Pro Crash at boot

09 Mar 2015   #1
Vincent82

Win7 Pro 32bit
 
 
Dual-Boot Dual HDD WIN7 Pro Crash at boot

L&G,

This is My first time I post anything in my life so pardon me if I do not explain things the correct way.

Anyway, I was given a task to dual boot win7 pro on two separate HDD on our workshop PC.

Both of the drives were already having Win7 Pro installed on the drives so the only thing which I needed to do was to add the drives, connect SATA and power, set the boot sequence in BIOS...Press power button and pressing F11(mo-bo Super C2SBC-Q) to boot menu-> chose which HDD I want to boot from and voi-la....and... one of the OS always crashes. To be more specific the PC loads the fancy flashing colorful "Windows" logo and the second it should display the "WELCOME" screen it goes to loop and keep restarting at this point. If I remove one of the drives from the SATA connector the other installation has no problem to boot and vice-versa. It dont matter which sata port or which HDD and its Win7 instalation I use as long as its only one of them connected. If I add the secondary HDD and choose to boot the OS from it does the above explained boot loop. Any kind of advice is very welcome.


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09 Mar 2015   #2
Bill

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Hi Vincent82,

As a starting point, are you able to access safe mode successfully in the OS installation that is looping?

Bill
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09 Mar 2015   #3
Vincent82

Win7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Hi Bill,

Thanks for your post i will be able to check during tomorrow for now I have been kicked out of the shop for the rest of the day I could only assume I should be able to boot to SM. i know that I have worked with both HDD's some time ago and on both occasions I booted to Safe mode with no problem.

Thanks very much
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09 Mar 2015   #4
gregrocker

 

Were both these OS's installed on the same hardware? If not it often requires you first Adjust Win7 to boot on new hardware with Paragon Adaptive Restore CD or the crash you're getting can result.

If these are native installations then unplug all but one to confirm the System Reserved (preferred if you have it) or C is Partition Marked Active, then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
until it starts. Then do the same with the other plugged in by itself.
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