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Windows 7: Dual boot & and XP winload error

18 Aug 2010   #1

 
 
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
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Did you install EasyBCD 2.0 to XP in order to Add Windows 7 to the Dual Boot menu?

Make sure you are using version 2.0. If not install it in Windows 7 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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