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Windows 7: Win 7 x32 & Win 7 x64 Dual Boot problem

19 Dec 2009   #1

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Win 7 x32 & Win 7 x64 Dual Boot problem

Hi Guys, I have tried searching through your old threads but didn't find anything that could help me. Apologies if I have missed anything

Anyway this is my problem:

1) I installed a new hard drive and installed windows 7 x64 on it. I used this for several months dual booting with an existing windows 7 x32 OS that was on another physical drive.

2) I have now bought a faster HD and have installed windows 7 x32 onto it.

3) When I did this I unplugged my other drives (this I suspect caused the problem)

4) I have installed drivers etc then plugged in my other hard drives which all installed fine.

5) I now have the New Windows 7 x32 (on faster drive) and the Windows 7 x64 form before showing in my computer.

6) The problem is the 64 bit Windows 7 doesn't show in the dual boot menu, indeed the dual boot menu doesn't show

7) I have looked in the msconfig and only the new install of windows 7 x32 is showing.

Question is, how do I get it to recognise the 64 bit OS again. I have been on this for about 4 hours and can't find a solution

Any help even if pointing to an appropriate thread would be greatly appreciated.

Many Thanks

Martyn

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19 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hello Martyn, Welcome!

This is one of the easier problems we come across. Don't worry, even if the first couple of suggestions don't work, it will get taken care of.

Have you tried running a Startup Repair? Run it 3 times, or until it works.

Hope it works,
~Jonathan
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19 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Hello Martyn, Welcome!

This is one of the easier problems we come across. Don't worry, even if the first couple of suggestions don't work, it will get taken care of.

Have you tried running a Startup Repair? Run it 3 times, or until it works.

Hope it works,
~Jonathan
Hi Jonathan, thank you for the very quick response.
I did as you suggested and it worked first time.
Many many thanks sir!

Best Regards

Martyn
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19 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Good, thanks for posting back.
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