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Windows 7: Two partition of Win7 install but dual boot can only reach one of them

11 Oct 2012   #1
tonycheung

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
Two partition of Win7 install but dual boot can only reach one of them

Dear all,
I have installed Window 7 in two partitions (on two SSDs), both using UEFI
The first installation is working properly (bootable, got the 100Mb and 128MB partitions etc.)
After I installed the second partition, I saw the boot menu displaying two entries.
But when I hit to boot on the second partition, nothing happened.

I attached a listing of EasyBCD for your reference.

Can anybody tell me what's wrong and how can I correct it?

TOny




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12 Oct 2012   #2
boyans

Win 8 RP, Win 7, XP
 
 

Does EasyBCD support UEFI ?
Which version ?

You can correct very easy the second non working loader entry using Visual BCD Editor.

Just change the path from
\windows\system32\winload.exe
to
\windows\system32\winload.efi

You can later add recovery to second entry using steps outlined in help for "Dual-boot Repair" utility
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12 Oct 2012   #3
tonycheung

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

I don't think EasyBCD support UEFI.
I have used bcdedit to modify the path.
However it still won't work: when I choose the 2nd partition (with description Win7 Intel), I was returned to the boot manager screen rather than calling up the window 7 in the Win7 Intel Partition.

I attach the latest bcdedit display for your information.

Any further clue to help get the problem resolved will be most appreciated.

Tony


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12 Oct 2012   #4
boyans

Win 8 RP, Win 7, XP
 
 

A screenshot of disk management would be useful.
Were both installations to ssd made by using the same procedure ?

DisplayOrder shows 7 entries ???
How many entries are visible in boot-menu ?
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12 Oct 2012   #5
dropxbeatsx

window 7 64
 
 
help please

sorry dont know how to start a new therd but maybe you guys can send me in the right path or even help


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13 Oct 2012   #6
tonycheung

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Attached is a copy of disk management.

At boot time, 3 entries displayed:
Win7 Vertex
Win7 Vertex
Win7 Intel

The Adaptec and Second Raid are logical partition on Raid controlled by an Adaptec controller.

Appreciate any help.

Tony


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13 Oct 2012   #7
boyans

Win 8 RP, Win 7, XP
 
 

1. There is something wrong with BCD.
In DisplayOrder there are 7 entries but only 3 are displayed and only two loaders present ???
I suspect some playing with BCD with the wrong tools.

2. Was the installation to second SSD made while first was attached ?
3. I assume the same Windows 7 64-bit was installed to both SSD's.
4. Was second installation made by booting installation DVD and following onscreen instructions ?
5. Was the second SSD formated before the installation procedure or during installation procedure ?
6. Is "Intel 180" a MBR or a GPT disk ?
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13 Oct 2012   #8
tonycheung

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

1. yes.. there are 2 entries with bootloaders (C: and F:, which correspond to the 2 instances of win7 installation). The others are DVD drives etc. The only two tools I used are BCDEDIT and EasyBCD.

2. Yes. 2nd SSD (Intel) installation done with first attached. Indeed the boot menu can display the two. Problem come when I try to boot the 2nd entry (i.e. Intel) in the menu.

3. Yes. BOth installation are WIn7 64bit

4. Yes. 2nd installation done with exactly the same procedure as the first one (i.e. booting UEFI: DVD drive)

5. No. Installation done with the 2nd SSD afresh (i.e. no allocation, which mean not formatted)

6. "Intel 180" is a 180GB SSD from Intel, while "Vertex 4" is an OCZ Vertex 4 120GB SSD.

Hope these help...

Tony
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13 Oct 2012   #9
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Did you activate both copies of Win 7 with different Product Keys?
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13 Oct 2012   #10
boyans

Win 8 RP, Win 7, XP
 
 

Quote:
6. Is "Intel 180" a MBR or a GPT disk ?
You can use diskpart.exe
list disk

and attach printout.
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