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Windows 7: Cant tweak boot with EasyBCD.

28 Aug 2009   #1

Win Seven Ultimate RTM
 
 
Cant tweak boot with EasyBCD.

Hi,

I recently installed Win Seven onto another harddrive because
I wanted to keep my xp installation and be able to choose on boot
which os I want to use.

Since my installation of seven it boot straight into seven without
giving me the choise of OS.

I tried using EasyBCD but I cant select the drive letter which contains
my xp installation, why is that ?

Could somebody tell me how to use this program before I do something
stupid here ?

Thanks alot.



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28 Aug 2009   #2

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Hello,

Go into Disk Management and make sure your XP partition is assigned a drive letter.

BTW, the version of EasyBCD you are using is quite old. I have 2.0 beta 63.
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28 Aug 2009   #3

Win Seven Ultimate RTM
 
 

My xp installation is assigned to D and is visible in the windows explorer.
My version of EasyBCD is the latest official one, you're using beta version
which I cant take because i'm not registered on their forum.

So ?
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28 Aug 2009   #4

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

here is the new version


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28 Aug 2009   #5

Win Seven Ultimate RTM
 
 

thx, managed to grab one...seems to see my xp os now....gonna reboot to
see if I can choose between os...
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28 Aug 2009   #6

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

BTW, It can't hurt to try. Because the worst that will happen is you have one entry in the boot menu that doesn't work. You can still select Windows 7 from the menu and try again. There are tools included in Windows 7 that can create boot entries. It's called bcdedit
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28 Aug 2009   #7

Win Seven Ultimate RTM
 
 

Tried it, works but somehow on first boot into old xp install it reinstalls all drivers
allthough i didn't add any hardware. My keyborad and mouse wont work because
it hangs on an unknown hardware installation and i cant continue since i got no
keyboard and mouse recognized. I tried plugin an old usb mouse but xp doesn't see
it and i cant connect my old ps2 keyboard since my mobo doesn't have any ps2 entry

Stuck !
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28 Aug 2009   #8

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

it sounds to me like installing Windows 7 hosed your XP system. I had problems before but never this bad.

in XP, try running chkdsk c: /f /v and reboot

where c: is the drive letter of your XP partition
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28 Aug 2009   #9

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

or you could try running checkdisk from Windows 7 but people have reported bugs in Windows 7 checkdisk utility... Booting from the XP install disc and using the command prompt might be a safer idea.
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