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Windows 7: dual boot (WIn XP & Win 7). Problem!!

06 Mar 2011   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x32

[IMG]file:///C:/Users/dzeno/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot.png[/IMG]MilesAhead said that I need to copy files, and I did that. But I still have an error, now I got this

Invalid BOOT.ini file
Booting from C windows
NT detected failed
What do you think what can be a problem, and how can be solved?

Here is the picture of disk management

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06 Mar 2011   #12


Install EasyBCD 2.02 to Win7, on Add OS tab, add XP by type, name and drive. It should prompt to copy boot files, so say OK. It will then autocomplete, Save and restart.

If this fails then it's likely your XP install was faulty as it should have taken over the boot of your computer as explained in this tutorial which is a good road map: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

You also have installed XP to a Logical partition which is ok but not the best. You can use free Partition Wizard to delete D, then rightclick on the Logical extended partition to Resize, slide left grey border to the right leaving the space occuped by D as Free or Unallocated space. Boot XP CD to create a partition there, full format before install.
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06 Mar 2011   #13

Windows 7 32 bit

I think with XP and W7 combination it's much better to have W7 on as C: since XP doesn't care. Also a bunch of 50 GB partitions is not really ideal. I think I would wipe the whole thing and install W7 on a Primary partition, then install XP on D:
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06 Mar 2011   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x32

How much GB do you suggest me to have on primary partition?
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06 Mar 2011   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate x32

I solved problems, guys thanks a lot. You are very good people. Thank you very much
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06 Mar 2011   #16


We are glad it helped. Let us know if there is anything else.

On EasyBCD 2.0 Edit OS Menu tab, delete the XP which is not pointed to its correct drive letter.

The partition size depends on how many programs, whether you want to store data in User folders on same partition or link them to another partition or HD, etc.
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