|27 Mar 2010||#1|
Dualboot problem (Solved)
I've had Windows XP installed on my desktop for quite some time and I wanted to dualboot with Win7 for Dx10/11 support for some games. I have three HDD's, with XP installed on "1" and the new Win7 installed on "2", "3" is purely for mass data storage. I decided to install Win7 on 2 without formatting the drive and almost everything went as well as one could hope.
However, Win7 changed the name of the drives (all three are SATA btw) so that now 2 is C: and 1 is D: and XP won't start at all. I tried using EasyBCD from this tutorial: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
but when I try to start XP it gives me the "NTLDR missing" error. I'm wondering if the problem lies within Win7 changing the drive letters for me (I had no fingers in that happening, I'm sure.) and XP refusing to boot from anything but C:
So I'm asking if there's another solution or how I should go about changing the drive letters without messing everything up even more.
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|27 Mar 2010||#6|
I physically unplugged everthing except the XP drive and XP booted just fine.
EDIT: It's C: again, pretty obviously. But I wanted to say that I noticed that only the Win7 drive had one of those things on it's pins. Plastic cap that used to set slave/master on old ATA drives (don't know english name sry)
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