Thanks so much 10 , zigzag, sup3rsprt
...I've read and reread tutorials and other posts looking for clues , but miffed as to why Windows 7 returns the message regarding winloader.
I get it that it's all in the "mapping" of O/S to partitions and respective resources accomplished using easyBCD, etc.
One post actually said to boot off the Windows 7 CD and run the REPAIR option 3 times. Is there something to this - I figure it can't hurt, but does it really work and if so why?
Can I post any other information to help diagnose ?