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Windows 7: Previously Installed Dual Boot and Easy BCD

03 Feb 2012   #1
livingem

7 pro 64 bit
 
 
Previously Installed Dual Boot and Easy BCD

Hello - i HAD a dual boot installed on my computer: XP Pro on the C drive and Windows 7 Pro installed on the Drive E.

I also had EasyBCD 2.1.2 installed on both drives. All was working well, but i didn't back up the Bootloader Settings.

My C drive failed and i restored it from an Image which was made before i created the dual boot, and I was not given a dual boot option, and i cannot boot into Windows 7.

I installed Easy BCD on the C (XP) drive. When i open the program, i get the following message: "The boot configuration data tore could not be opened. The system cannot find the file speciied. Would you like to manually load a BCD registry for EasyBCD to manage? Pleae note that Eay BCD requires the Windows Vista7 bootloader, and will not work in XP-only environments."

There are no entries in the EasyBCD window.

Help would be appreciated.

Thank you.

Sheila


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03 Feb 2012   #2
gregrocker

 

Start Win7 by marking it Active then running Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times.
Partition - Mark as Active

From 7 add XP using EasyBCD, accept boot files if offered, reboot to Dual Boot menu.

Since when originally installing Win7 it was apparently incorrectly run from XP rather than booted, you can also reinstall it now from boot so that it always assumes C as intended.
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04 Feb 2012   #3
boyans

Win 8 RP, Win 7, XP
 
 

There is a simple automatic solution.

Download and install Visual BCD Editor - Windows 7/Vista.
The tool comes with "Dual-boot Repair" tool.
Start it. Click "Automatic Repair". Confirm.

Now your system should boot by default to Windows 7.

In Windows 7 run Visual BCD Editor.
RightClick in treeView and select "Create missing Windows loaders".
No parameters, no partitions or drives to specify !

Now you will have a dual-boot system with Windows 7 and Windows XP.
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