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Windows 7: triple boot system installed xp after win7 and 8-boot problems

03 May 2012   #11
gregrocker

 

I believe I would mark the Win8 partition Active and run Win8 Startup Repair from it's DVD or Repair CD. It should reestablish the metro-style Multi Boot screen.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html

If it fails to create the Multi Boot Menu then install EasyBCD to Win8 to add the other two OS's on the Add OS Entry tab. Save each separately.


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03 May 2012   #12
boyans

Win 8 RP, Win 7, XP
 
 

Whatever system you can boot:

Download and instal Visual BCD Editor - Windows 7|Vista.
The utility comes with "Dual-boot Repair" tool.
Run it and click on "Automatic Repair".
This will bring back Windows 8 in control of the booting.

After you reboot to Windows 8 just run Visual BCD and select
"Create missing loaders" - this will create loaders (if missing) for all available Windows installations.
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03 May 2012   #13
willymcmahon

32&64 bit win7 sp1 and windows xp sp3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Is this the message?
Status: 0xc000000e

Info: The boot selection failed because a required boot device is inaccessible
yes this is the issue when reverting from xp boot menu back to win 7, 8 menu.
xp will load with its own boot menu (w/o the 7, 8 options) but when i use the boot menu for 7,8 i get this problem. if i could just get win 7 or 8 o boot i could install easy bcd and fix it from there
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03 May 2012   #14
willymcmahon

32&64 bit win7 sp1 and windows xp sp3
 
 

when i installed xp after the win 7 and 8 installs it made the xp partition the boot (active) partition. i switched the active back to the sys reserved to boot win 7 and add xp to its boot manager but windows just starts loading, BSODs then instantly restarts and boot loops. if i use win 8 as the option it just says "Boot device inaccessible" in the win 8 blue recovery screen.

i tried the msdart utitlities and it cannot bind to either 7 or 8 to do a repair.
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03 May 2012   #15
willymcmahon

32&64 bit win7 sp1 and windows xp sp3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boyans View Post
Whatever system you can boot:

Download and instal Visual BCD Editor - Windows 7|Vista.
The utility comes with "Dual-boot Repair" tool.
Run it and click on "Automatic Repair".
This will bring back Windows 8 in control of the booting.

After you reboot to Windows 8 just run Visual BCD and select
"Create missing loaders" - this will create loaders (if missing) for all available Windows installations.
Correct me if i am wrong but doesnt this only work in vista/7/8 only?

xp is the only os that boots right now.

ill try it now either way and get back to you



EDIT**** checked. only works if you boot vista 7 or 8. wont install in xp and that is the only one that will boot
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03 May 2012   #16
gregrocker

 

Since you can boot XP, first try deleting the 7 and 8 listings in EasyBCD Edit OS Menu tab. Then add them again on the Add OS tab. This will make any corrections necessary in the BCD.

If this fails try the Win8 Repair disk or DVD to run Automatic (Startup) Repair as given earlier.
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03 May 2012   #17
boyans

Win 8 RP, Win 7, XP
 
 

Quote:
EDIT**** checked. only works if you boot vista 7 or 8. wont install in xp and that is the only one that will boot
1. Are you saying that installation is not finishing or giving error in XP ?

2. You cannot run Dual-boot Repair in XP ?

Could you be more specific ? 1 or 2 ?

Which version of product are you using ?
Latest version is 0.9.3.1 - it needs XP and up + .NET 2.0
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