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Windows 7: Problems to dual boot on SSD


25 Mar 2012   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Problems to dual boot on SSD

Gooday,
I am in the process of installing both Windows 7 Pro 32bit and 64bit as a dual boot on a new 120Gb SSD.
I installed a 32bit Windows on the SSD then partitioned the SSD and installed a 64bit copy with a clean install, and all went well, with no problems booting into either OS untill I installed the video driver (Sapphire ATI HD 6770) on the 64bit OS (I didn't need to install a driver for the 32bit OS as it was already installed) after rebooting the 64bit OS it got past the Windows logo then just locked up (just a cursor that I could move around with the mouse).
I tried to reboot again to try and fix the problem but the 32bit OS booted with no dual boot choice sceen.
The problem I have is that I don't know how to get the dual boot choice screen back so that I can try and fix the problem on the 64bit OS, so I would appreciate some help please?
Once I can boot into both 32 & 64bit OS's I will try and fix the video problem myself and if not, ask for help again.
Thanks in advance for any and all help
Oldarnie


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25 Mar 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

First post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Management drive map with listings, using the Snipping Tool in Start Menu: Screen Shots .

Back up your files externally along with a 32 bit System image: Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

Boot into System Recovery Options using the 64 bit installer to run Startup Repair repeatedly with reboots. If it fails run System Restore from the Options list to before you installed the driver.

Once Windows 7 starts if the Dual Boot menu is not reinstated then install EasyBCD (free download at bottom of page) to add the other OS using it's drive letter if needed.
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25 Mar 2012   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

First post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Management drive map with listings, using the Snipping Tool in Start Menu: Screen Shots .

Sorry but I have never done the above and don't know how.
I don't even know what a "maximized Disk Management drive map" is.
This is the first time I have asked for help in this manner, it's just that the grey cells are getting more than the active brain cells due to my age (almost over the hill) and I feel rather silly about it since I have been sorting these problems out for myself and others for over 20 years. Getting old is a curse when you can't remember simple things.

BTW Thanks for your help
Oldarnie
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25 Mar 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

Type Disk Management in Start Search box, click result, maximize Window to full screen.

Then follow these steps: Screen Shots
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