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Windows 7: Installing OS on two Internal Hard Drives

06 Jan 2012   #51
pragnesh89

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

Here you go:

C Drive is Windows 7
F Drive is XP

P.S. Should I use diskpart to clean up my XP Hard dRive from Windows 7?




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06 Jan 2012   #52
gregrocker

 

As suspected XP is booting off of Win7 partition as depicted by it having the only System flag shown.

What I would try first is unplugging the Win7 HD, booting into XP CD Repair console to run
bootrec.exe /fixboot
bootrec.exe /fixmbr
Then reboot to see if it will start. If not try this: How To Repair or Replace Boot.ini in Windows XP

Once XP starts, power down to plug back in Win7 HD, set preferred HD to boot first in BIOS setup, boot other using Dell F12 one-time BIOS boot Menu key. You can remove any Dual Boot menu in Win7 using EasyBCD 2.0.
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06 Jan 2012   #53
pragnesh89

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

Tried to run those two commands but was unsuccessful. They were not recognized. I was able to start XP until the logon screen and then it told me to activate. I think I will just start all over again ( with the XP hard drive). Thanks for all your help!!!!
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06 Jan 2012   #54
gregrocker

 

If you reinstall XP be sure to unplug the Win7 HD.
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20 Apr 2012   #55
pragnesh89

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

So I have a new problem now and it looks a bit more serious time. My sister installed a blackberry software on the computer in windows 7 which was last night, and suddenly i'm getting so many blue screen errors. If I try to run windows xp at boot, then it says load needed DLLs for kernel. Please contact your support person to report this problem. When in windows 7, after I browse for a couple of minutes, it gives me a blue screen and it restarts. Unfortunately, the blue screen only flashes so I dont get to see what its about. I thought the problem would have to do something with bad memory but I tried my old memory which was working fine and i get the same problem. I dont know how to approach this problem. Should I run system diagnostics in windows 7 first?
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20 Apr 2012   #56
pragnesh89

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

I also have a system image on a external hard drive. I would like to only use that as my last resort. If I can solve this problem without resorting to that, that it will be really helpful.
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20 Apr 2012   #57
pragnesh89

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

Actually scratch that, it says windows backup cannot run if your computer is in safe mode. If I log in without safe mode, I will not have enough time to recover with a system image.
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20 Apr 2012   #58
gregrocker

 

You should copy out your files in Safe Mode, then boot the Win7 DVD or System Repair Disk to do a System Image Recovery.

Do you have both OS's in the System Image? Are you using Win7 backup imaging? If not use the boot disk for the app you are using.
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21 Apr 2012   #59
pragnesh89

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

No I think I only have the Windows 7 in the system image. I am mostly concerned with Windows 7. I will do it tonight and let you know how it goes.
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22 Apr 2012   #60
pragnesh89

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

I've tried running sfc/scannow from system repair but it didnt find anything ( i tried 5 times). I havent dont system image yet. These are the errors I am getting.


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