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Windows 7: Dual Boot installtion Failed ? :(

04 Mar 2010   #1
hastyle

windows 7 Ultimate 32bit & 64bit
 
 
Dual Boot installtion Failed ? :(

Oh boy, i messed up ?! My pc consist of a 200GB drive partition, one side has Win7 x86 and the other Windows Xp, Xp recently failed on me so i had to reinstall it, So i figure I'd installed Win7 X64 Since i use this Partition to run 3D and design Software, figure i could use the memory upgrade. Setup went fine, But now it boots right into win7 x64. Please tell me i can still boot into my other win7 x86 ? I never backed up some stuff on that side.


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04 Mar 2010   #2
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

Go to start and type in system configuration and open it.

Now click on boot and set it so you get the option of booting into the other too. You can also set the default time out.

Let us know how it goes..
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04 Mar 2010   #3
hastyle

windows 7 Ultimate 32bit & 64bit
 
 

what boxes do i have to check off? It only shows 1 windows 7 in the boot box.
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04 Mar 2010   #5
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

You could also boot to the Install DVD, go to the repair section and command prompt. Type the follwing and hit enter after:

bootrec /rebuildbcd

Wait for a response. It should scan for any Vista or Win 7 install not already in the boot menu. If it offers to add one, allow it and close out of the command window. Then reboot and you should have both options available, assuming everything is OK with the second one.
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04 Mar 2010   #6
hastyle

windows 7 Ultimate 32bit & 64bit
 
 

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04 Mar 2010   #7
hastyle

windows 7 Ultimate 32bit & 64bit
 
 

Wow that worked! My windows cd is different, the repair section didnt have a command prompt, had a menu with a scan button.. thank you!!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Saltgrass View Post
You could also boot to the Install DVD, go to the repair section and command prompt. Type the follwing and hit enter after:

bootrec /rebuildbcd

Wait for a response. It should scan for any Vista or Win 7 install not already in the boot menu. If it offers to add one, allow it and close out of the command window. Then reboot and you should have both options available, assuming everything is OK with the second one.
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