|30 Nov 2011||#1|
Dual booting win7/xp - xp install failed, unable to log into win 7
I recently bought a Dell Inspiron Mini 1018 per loaded with Windows 7. Tried installing XP on a partition on the same HHD. Installation failed saying "Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem ...etc"
The only option i have is to boot off the usb i created with xp iso and press R to take me to XP recovery console. I am so over XP at the moment all i want is to be able to log into Win7 again.
How can i fix this? My understanding is that the MBR is still pointing to the XP partition. How do i change it back to the Win 7 partition (C:\)?
The laptop did not come with any cds or recovery disks but i have a recovery partition on the HDD that i cannot access.
Please help to log back into Windows 7.
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|30 Nov 2011||#4|
I dont want XP anymore i just want Windows 7 to boot. Are you saying the only way is to reinstall using the tutorial?
Boot up using the Startup Repair CD or Windows 7 DVD. (not the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk) If you have a Netbook, you will need a CD/DVD drive.
NOTE: Make sure no USB drives are plugged in.
Do not use a USB Pendrive for Startup Repair.
startup repair disc-create
Do a Strartup Repair:
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
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