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Windows 7: Dual Boot Win 7/XP

12 Sep 2010   #1
iEATu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Dual Boot Win 7/XP

Hello,
I had win 7 installed first, and then installed xp in another partition on my disk. I reformatted the partition because it had other things on it. When XP finished installing, and I restarted the computer, XP just loaded without giving me a prompt if I wanted to load Win 7 or XP. Then I did a couple of startup repairs using the Win 7 disc. After that, Win 7 loaded without giving me an OS prompt. When I go to Startup and Recovering in System Properties, XP isn't showing on the OS list.
What can I do to fix this?


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12 Sep 2010   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello iEATu, welcome to Seven Forums!





Will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire disk management drive map so we can see what you have going on as there may be a fairly simple way to resolve the situation.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a snip of that.

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12 Sep 2010   #3
iEATu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for responding but I already solved the problem by following the steps on this webpage.
Windows no longer starts after you install an earlier version of the Windows operating system in a dual-boot configuration
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12 Sep 2010   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Good to see you found a solution and thanks for posting back with an update.
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12 Sep 2010   #5
iEATu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well actually, it didn't work.
After going through the steps on that website, I loaded Windows 7 first. I saw both Win 7 and XP in the system boot. After that, I tried to load XP and it showed me this:
Code:
 
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.
 
Here is where it tells me how to repair the computer.
 
File: \ntldr
Status: 0xc000000F
Info: Application missing or corrupt.
After that I tried going through the steps again using the command prompt on Win 7. It still didn't work.
Then I used the Win 7 disk and used the command prompt on that. When I try to load XP it still gives me that error message.
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12 Sep 2010   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Add an entry for XP with EasyBCD in Windows 7, you can get into W_7 right?



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12 Sep 2010   #7
iEATu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah, im on it now.

EDIT: I added a picture. I don't see why I would need to add an entry.


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12 Sep 2010   #8
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Ok then don't.
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