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Windows 7: failed windows 7 and xp dual boot


08 Jun 2011   #1

windows 7 pro 32 bit
 
 
failed windows 7 and xp dual boot

I have a computer that I run with windows 7 and it works fine, until now. I attempted to make a dual boot with windows xp so that I could play an old computer game and now the computer won't work at all. Now at startup I just get a black screen with a blinking cursor, and before that I had all kinds of problems. This game is definitely not worth it. Any way I attempted to install xp on a partition I created on my main hard drive and I read that windows 7 won't boot up because xp overrides the MBR or something like that. So is there a way to erase the partition with xp on it so that I can go back to just having windows 7 again? Remember I can't get into the OS as of now so it will have to be done through the bios or some type of bootable disc. Please help

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08 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

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08 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

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08 Jun 2011   #4

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Press the F8 key repeatedly at boot up or use the Startup disk.

Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

Can you post your specs.
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08 Jun 2011   #5

windows 7 pro 32 bit
 
 

Thanks I made a win 7 repair cd and now I'm back up and running
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08 Jun 2011   #6

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Well done.
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