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Windows 7: serious problem

24 Nov 2009   #1

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serious problem

hi everyone
i usually take back up from my windows,i had 2 windows on 2 drives ,xp on C and seven on D,i have back up from both by norton ghost(boot version),so everytime any of my windows had a problem,i would restore it.
but the problem is: my xp was down and i had to restore it,and now my windows seven boot menu disappeared,please ! i have many games and softs on my seven,can i regain my windows 7?i want my dual boot menu again.
please help ,thanx

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24 Nov 2009   #2

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Hi, and welcome to the Seven Forums.

This thread might help you: Problem Booting Win7

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24 Nov 2009   #3

windows 7

om ichecked that out,it didnt help
i had to install win 7 again (after install of xp)
but at least please help me how i back up both windows(is it possible back up both at the same time?)and if not,please help me and introduce me a better soft or whatever u think is better,i dont want it happen again,i want to restore any of my windows without missing another one
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24 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 x64 finally!

LF, your bootloader is now in the Win7 partition, if you image this partition it will contain that and the next time you have to restore it will come back the same way.

A question: if you just restored XP it should not have messed up your bootloader, unless that image was from before you installed Win7?
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24 Nov 2009   #5

windows 7

i actually installed win xp and then win 7,but i have both together now.can i backup both in the way that every time i want ,can restore every windows?i mean if i back up each windows separately,is it working?
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24 Nov 2009   #6


When you reinstalled Windows 7 it reestablished the correct dual boot. You could have also achieved this by running a repair install (Upgrade over itself) from the Win7 desktop which would have saved your programs, files and settings.

In the future, if you reinstall XP it has no way to configure the dual boot so it must be done manually afterward using EasyBCD to Add the XP listing by name, type and drive.

My suggestion is to use the built-in Windows 7 backup center to create an image to store externally (and to a primary partition if you want), which can be reimaged to your hard drive (or a replacement) in 15 minutes by booting from the Win7 install DVD or Repair Disk and selecting "Recover Using an Image".

The backup center can also backup your selected files and refresh the backup image on a schedule you set up. Just keep the external drive plugged in, or save to another internet HD.
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