|10 Jan 2010||#1|
XP doesn't boot after installing windows 7 & grub
I was hoping there is a bootloader wiz out there who can help me with this problem.
Basically, I started with Xp, then installed ubuntu, then windows 7. I installed grub so I could try to load all 3. That's when I started having problems booting xp (when I try to select it i get a blank screen).
So I uninstalled grub, leaving me with the windows 7 boot loader with the option to select windows 7 or xp, but it still won't boot. Since I uninstalled grub I am thinking it is a problem with windows 7.
As a side note, the windows 7 boot loader is in the xp partition. Also, I was able to boot xp from grub just fine after installing ubuntu.
Here is a post I made with some more details: Cannot boot xp from grub in multiboot - Linux Forums
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|10 Jan 2010||#2|
From within 7, go to folder options and show hidden files.
There should be a boot.ini on the Xp partition.
Rt click it and select Edit.
Is it pointing at the second partition (I assume XP is on the second partition now?).
If not, d/l this, rt click >properties>unblock>Apply>ok.
Unzip it and copy the boot.ini file onto the XP partition - overwrite the existing one.
Hope it helps.
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