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Windows 7: Can't boot 7 after xp

09 Dec 2009   #1
adabo

windows 7
 
 
Can't boot 7 after xp

I installed xp after 7 was installed, both on separate drives. Now only xp boots. How do configure a dualboot screen?

Thanks!
-adabo


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09 Dec 2009   #2
dimitar

Windows 7,Ubuntu,Fedora,Windows XP
 
 

hi!

i had the similar problem...try installing EasyBCD...then you can modify boot.ini file very easy...and you should the have both OS in boot menu...

post a note when you install it if you need any help.
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09 Dec 2009   #3
adabo

windows 7
 
 

Easybcd could not run under xp and uner 7 it's telling me it can't fix the boot. I don't know what to do.
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09 Dec 2009   #4
dimitar

Windows 7,Ubuntu,Fedora,Windows XP
 
 

do you have XP installation disc...if you have you can reinstall or just fix boot installation...
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09 Dec 2009   #5
adabo

windows 7
 
 

Yes I do. I did not think about it. Are you referring to the command line: fixboot or fixmbr? I don't know how to do these things very well.
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09 Dec 2009   #6
dimitar

Windows 7,Ubuntu,Fedora,Windows XP
 
 

try to insert the cd and then repair windows xp installation...then it will ask you what you want to repair and i think there is something like repair boot file or something like that...i havent use xp for a long time.
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09 Dec 2009   #7
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

To repair the win7 boot settings boot from the win7 install DVD and run a repair install - this should also find and include the XP install in the boot screen

You may have to run the repair more than once dependingg on how bad the corruption is

The basic rule for installing Multiple operating systems is to always install the oldest first then in age order to the newest
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09 Dec 2009   #8
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

EasyBCD will add XP to dual boot with Win7 when XP is installed last, however in order to use EasyBCD in XP you need to install Net Framework 2.0.

Then click Add/Remove tab and add XP by name, type and correct drive letter.

If this fails, boot into Windows 7 and run a Repair Install from the desktop which will reconfigure the boot menu correctly: Repair Install

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