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Windows 7: Dual boot & and XP winload error

18 Aug 2010   #1
dh22

 
 
Dual boot & and XP winload error

Sorry to ask this if it has been asked a million times. Have hunted around on the forums here did not find my exact problem.

I have a computer with 7 installed, and followed the guide on these forums to set up a partition with XP. I installed EasyBCD, and get the initial black screen that allows me to select which system I want to boot with. However, when I select the XP partition, it tells me that it can't find winload.exe and to insert my installation disc. All of this being done, upon restarting I get the same error. No problems whatsoever running 7.

I'm a complete noob to dual-booting, so please go easy...ask me any additional info or screenshots that I may not have thought of mentioning that might help you help me lol. Thanks in advance.


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18 Aug 2010   #2
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Did you install EasyBCD 2.0 to XP in order to Add Win7 to the Dual Boot menu?

Make sure you are using version 2.0. If not install it in Win7 then Edit Boot Menu to remove XP entry. Next use Add tab to add XP back, accept offered boot files, autocompletes, Save, Restart.

If this fails, post back a screenshot of your full Disk management drive map using Snipping Tool in Start menu, attach file using paper clip in Reply box.
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