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Windows 7: Problem with dual boot xp and seven ! help !!

21 Nov 2011   #1
Punked Boyz

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit SP1
 
 
Problem with dual boot xp and seven ! help !!

guyz...earlier i had installed win 7 and xp in dual boot mode,but yesterday something went wrong n windows cant boot,so i hv 2 re install xp,now i didnt see any option of dual boot.

plz tell me how to get back 7 in dual boot option ?


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21 Nov 2011   #2
Vince53

Windows 7 Home Basic, 64 bit
 
 

If you re-installed XP, you probably reformatted your computer, which erased all your partitions. Go to "My Computer" and see if it shows more than one partition.

If not, you need to partition your hard drive and install 7 on the new partition.
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21 Nov 2011   #3
Punked Boyz

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit SP1
 
 

i dint formatted all partitions,other partitions are also there


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21 Nov 2011   #4
ShadowMario3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 and Windows XP Professional SP3 x32 (Dual Boot)
 
 

This is normal for XP to be the only one to load if you install XP after 7 is installed. If you still have your Windows 7 disk, load from the DVD, and do a Startup Repair. That will fix it so a boot manager screen will be shown, allowing you to choose between XP and 7.
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21 Nov 2011   #5
Punked Boyz

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit SP1
 
 

i hv done startup repair using win 7 disk,but still its booting to xp...
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22 Nov 2011   #6
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

ye insert you win 7 cd and do a start up repair you have to so it dont load automaicly into xp its what i did on my other pc that has duo boot
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22 Nov 2011   #7
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

You'll have to mark the Windows 7 partition as active before attempting the startup repair. This can be done from the Windows 7 setup DVD using the command prompt and diskpart. (Note that once this is done you won't be able to reboot into XP, so only do this immediately before performing startup repair.)

Once your ability to boot into Windows 7 is restored, the next step is to add XP back as a new boot entry to the Windows 7 boot manager, for which EasyBCD is the simplest way to do it.
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22 Nov 2011   #8
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Can you post a screen shot of Disk management?
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...en-forums.html

As we only have a screenshot from Win XP,
IMO the active flag is on Win XP drive C:

Screenshot below showing drive letters as seen from Windows 7 & Win XP.

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22 Nov 2011   #9
gregrocker

 

You have XP marked as being on F, Win7 on D, so what is on C? Are you sure you didn't install a second XP?

If you correctly reinstalled XP over itself, then you'll need to start Win7 as stated earlier after marking the 7 partition Active: Partition - Mark as Active (Method Two),
then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

Once Win7 starts, install EasyBCD to add XP, accept boot files, let it autocomplete, Save, Reboot to Dual Boot menu. EasyBCD 2.0.2 - NeoSmart Technologies

Let us see the Disk Mgmt screenshot to be certain there are no anomalies.
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22 Nov 2011   #10
Punked Boyz

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit SP1
 
 

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