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Windows 7: After Installing XP Cant Boot to Win7 or Vista

30 Aug 2009   #1
Sands2

7232 090610-1900
 
 
After Installing XP Cant Boot to Win7 or Vista

Hi

I needed a 32 bit OS for an app.

I had been running a dual boot system with Vista 64 and Win7 64.

I used to get a boot screen asking which system I wanted to boot to, now that I loaded XP I get no options and it boots straight to XP.

Is there a way to create a Boot Loader or force boot to C: or D: which are Vista and Win7 respectively?

Is this issue because I loaded the oldest OS last?

Thanks for any tips to get original two OS's back!


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30 Aug 2009   #2
septprince

Window 7 build 7600, Xp pro(VM)
 
 

Boot from your windows 7 Dvd.
Then try to perform a startup recovery.
Hopefully that will fix it..
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30 Aug 2009   #3
Sands2

7232 090610-1900
 
 

Thank you

Will Easy BCD fix this?

Or Maybe I can load a WIN7 32 and that will find the others OS in a boot manager?
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30 Aug 2009   #4
septprince

Window 7 build 7600, Xp pro(VM)
 
 

Why do you want to go for such time consuming methords??
Just Run start up recovery and it will do the trick....Simple
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30 Aug 2009   #5
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

try reading this tut, it tell how to fix your problem with easy bcd
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
about halfway down the page it gives details on how to finish off a xp install. Good luck to you!
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31 Aug 2009   #6
Sands2

7232 090610-1900
 
 

septprince and myzr7

Thank you both for replying with ideas on recovery methods.

I used septprince's method and used the OS dvd's recovery tools.

Was really easy!


Thanks septprince!
First time a recovery tool from the OS install disk has ever worked for me!

Win 7 and the forum rock~!
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31 Aug 2009   #7
septprince

Window 7 build 7600, Xp pro(VM)
 
 

I am glad that your problem was fixed..
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