|05 Nov 2009||#1|
Dual boot not working
Before installing win7 I was running a dual boot XP Pro set up with each copy of XP being on itís own disc drive. I installed win7 on one of my discs over the top of the XP system. Win7 runs fine but the copy of XP on the other drive does not boot. At startup time after I select XP in the boot menu, I get the following error messages:
Windows could not start because of a computer disc hardware problem.
Could not read from the selected disc.
I then went to the link below and did Part 2 steps 8-11. I got the same error messages. I know there is no problem with the XP disc because I recovered the XP partition on disc 1 and was able to boot up the other XP system ok
Any suggestions? Help please.
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|06 Nov 2009||#7|
I believe the F:Games drive which is also marked active is complicating Windows 7 normal ability to configure a boot menu.
Unplug all drives except your XP and Win7, boot into Win7 drive and run a Repair install which will reconfigure the boot correctly. A repair install in Windows 7 is an Upgrade install over itself, which leaves programs, files and settings in place but reinstalls the OS and freshly configures the boot.
If unplugging your data drives causes you to lose the ability to boot Windows 7, run startup repair from the Win7 installer repeatedly until it boots.
Please also post back here which drive is set to boot first in BIOS.
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