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Windows 7: Win7 + Vista X64 dualboot inst.error :(

09 Apr 2009   #1

Windows7 b7057
 
 
Win7 + Vista X64 dualboot inst.error :(

IŽam using Windows 7 X64 b7057 primary on C: (second partition D: for data).
I tried to intall Vista 64bit for dualboot, but after GUI of installing Vista finished and FIRST restarted an error black screen appeared after dual b.
selection, when I select Vista:

failed to start
\windows\system32\winload.exe
status: 0xc000000d


And nothing helped /tried to repair from Vista DVD/.
I installed Vista to a partition created on the same HDD as Windows 7 as a "logical"
(it shows Windows 7) with 33GB free space /I think it should be enough/.
So the intaller of Vista didnŽt finished installing Vista. Any idea how to fix it?
I read some articles about EasyBCD,etc but IŽam not shure if my problem can be fixed with there utils. Can I install WinVista to a "logical" partiotion? /win 7 is on "primary"/

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09 Apr 2009   #2

 

According to Can Vista boot from a logical partition? several users have experienced no problems installing Vista and running it from a logical partition. I suspect the problem actually lies in the fact that Vista did not add itself to the BCD Store correctly, and that Easy BCD should help you fix it up....
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09 Apr 2009   #3

Windows7 b7057
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
According to Can Vista boot from a logical partition? several users have experienced no problems installing Vista and running it from a logical partition. I suspect the problem actually lies in the fact that Vista did not add itself to the BCD Store correctly, and that Easy BCD should help you fix it up....
Thank you for your advice, unfortunately it didnŽt help me, maybe I did something wrong. I use EasyBCD and VistaBootPRO but I donŽt know what to set up exactly to fix the "wrong" starting. I have now this configuration:

1. Windows Vista 64 bit SP1 -set as "default"
2. Windows 7 64bit b7057


Any other idea how to fix it? I also tried 2 isos of WinVista, the result is the same, also tried to set Windows 7 as "default".
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10 Apr 2009   #4

 

It sounds like your Vista install did not complete.

I'd do it this way:

Partition drive
Install Vista
Install Win 7

Since the boot files and manager and such is more recent in Windows 7, it is backward compatible and should have no trouble recognizing the existing Vista install...
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10 Apr 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

One thing I could add here could be seeing the Vista startup splash if you install Vista on the first primary followed by 7 on the second. Vista here however is the 32bit Home Premium with the 64bit 7000 soon to be 7077 on the second. The 32bit 7000 when installed also uses the Vista splash as well sharing the same BCD file.
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11 Apr 2009   #6

Windows7 b7057
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
It sounds like your Vista install did not complete.

I'd do it this way:

Partition drive
Install Vista
Install Win 7

Since the boot files and manager and such is more recent in Windows 7, it is backward compatible and should have no trouble recognizing the existing Vista install...
Thx for advice, I know that th older system should be installed first but for now I donŽt wont to reinstall Windows 7 and I want to finish Vista installation but cause of that error message I donŽt know how to fix it easy way without reinstalling Windows 7
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11 Apr 2009   #7

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi,

I assume you are able to boot in to 7?

If so, open an elevated cmd prompt , type bcdedit {enter} and post the results.

Johngalt already identified the problem as being an incorrect bcd entry. It might be possible to correct that from the command prompt, instead of VistaBootPro or Easybcd.
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11 Apr 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

When installing an older version after a newer one you generally see that go on the second primary type partition. The first thing there to see the best results would be backing things up off of the D and nuking it to see a new primary created rather then extended. Once on you then would have to repair the 7 mbr/BCD information and edit the BCD for the Vista entry.
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11 Apr 2009   #9

Windows7 b7057
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Hi,

I assume you are able to boot in to 7?

If so, open an elevated cmd prompt , type bcdedit {enter} and post the results.

Johngalt already identified the problem as being an incorrect bcd entry. It might be possible to correct that from the command prompt, instead of VistaBootPro or Easybcd.
Here it is:


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11 Apr 2009   #10

Windows7 b7057
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
When installing an older version after a newer one you generally see that go on the second primary type partition. The first thing there to see the best results would be backing things up off of the D and nuking it to see a new primary created rather then extended. Once on you then would have to repair the 7 mbr/BCD information and edit the BCD for the Vista entry.

I have one HDD:
C:\ primary ... about 50GB...Windows 7
D:\ logical .... 200GB +- ...for data
E:\ logical .... 33GB.... for Vista
F:\ DVD-RW

I thought that Vista can be installed to "logical" partition.
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