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Windows 7: Duel Boot..Won't let me boot into XP


24 May 2010   #11

WIN,XP,7,VISTA,SERVER
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by King64 View Post
Hi,i see you've one disk0 with 513mb,i think that partition is from factory recovery system,normaly if you've 2 different hdd's:.
Factory Recovery is on Disk1.
in this case the factory recovery partition should be on disk 2,because he said,the win 7 was installed in second place and xp was already installed or not?but dont know wich version came first on his laptop!!!

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24 May 2010   #12

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The disk0 looks be a IDE from the days of DOS/win3.11.
To any unknowns.
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24 May 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by King64 View Post
Hi,i see you've one disk0 with 513mb,i think that partition is from factory recovery system,normaly if you've 2 different hdd's:
DISK 0:WINDOWS XP {the first}
DISK 1:WINDOWS 7 {the second installed}
like this you should get an duallboot without problems,what i can suggest you is open the commandprompt on 7,start,run,type CMD,ok and type this 4 command lines one by one hitting enter each time:

1.
BCDEDIT /CREATE {NTLDR} /D “WINDOWS XP” {hit enter}
2.
BCDEDIT /SET {NTLDR} DEVICE PARTITION =D: {hit enter}
3.
BCDEDIT /SET {NTLDR} PATH \NTLDR {hit enter}
4.
BCDEDIT /DISPLAYORDER {NTLDR} /ADDLAST {hit enter}

Reboot and see what happens.

I think that did something. I think that it is just missing the main files...
all the files that are required to boot windows xp. Which I am trying to locate now to drop into the directory.
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24 May 2010   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Toshiba Satilite X205-S9349
Technical Details
  • Portable multimedia powerhouse for HD video enthusiasts and PC gamers; includes HD DVD-ROM drive
  • 4 GHz, Pentium 4, 240 GB hard drive capacity (dual drives)
  • Pre-installed with Windows Vista Home Premium (with Media Center capabilities)
The First drive was preinstalled with Windows Vista with a little recovery section. I have no idea what it was used for because this compute came with two DVD's for this computer to be recovered with.

The Second hard drive on the computer had been formatted empty.


The way I formatted this drive:
First Drive:
Windows 7 and the little Recovery

Second Drive:
90 gigs for Windows XP Pro
20-22 Left over that has not been formatted to anything yet.
Planning on using that for Ubuntu

1. Vista Came first...
2. Vista was destroyed because it sucked.
3. Decided to duel boot so Windows XP went on first....
4. Booted up fine to Windows XP
5. Then installed Windows 7 HP (Clean) and it will boot into 7
but whiped out the option to boot back into XP
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24 May 2010   #15
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The files will be offered by EasyBCD 2.0 beta when you Add XP from Windows 7.

This was in my post from 11 hours ago.
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24 May 2010   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
The files will be offered by EasyBCD 2.0 beta when you Add XP from Windows 7.

This was in my post from 11 hours ago.

I actually downloaded the EasyBCD 2.0

I think the thing you were talking about was in the Tools >>> Auto-config Boot.ini

Then it will ask you if it will place the two files needed to boot Windows XP.

I actually have tried that but it still won't do that...

Would it be possible that I may have to take out the primary drive or just disable it from the BIOS just to let the Windows XP setup find that installtion directiory and just do a simple repair on it??

If i am not mistaken... before I disable it. I am going to have to use Windows 7 disk management to make the partition active for the setup to reconize it right?


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25 May 2010   #17

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by acurasd View Post
Toshiba Satilite X205-S9349
Technical Details
  • Portable multimedia powerhouse for HD video enthusiasts and PC gamers; includes HD DVD-ROM drive
  • 4 GHz, Pentium 4, 240 GB hard drive capacity (dual drives)
  • Pre-installed with Windows Vista Home Premium (with Media Center capabilities)
The First drive was preinstalled with Windows Vista with a little recovery section. I have no idea what it was used for because this compute came with two DVD's for this computer to be recovered with.

The Second hard drive on the computer had been formatted empty.


The way I formatted this drive:
First Drive:
Windows 7 and the little Recovery

Second Drive:
90 gigs for Windows XP Pro
20-22 Left over that has not been formatted to anything yet.
Planning on using that for Ubuntu

1. Vista Came first...
2. Vista was destroyed because it sucked.
3. Decided to duel boot so Windows XP went on first....
4. Booted up fine to Windows XP
5. Then installed Windows 7 HP (Clean) and it will boot into 7
but whiped out the option to boot back into XP
Your screenshot of Disk Management in Post5 shows 3 HD's.

Disk0 = First drive = unknown OS.
Disk1 = second drive = Windows 7.
Disk2 = thrid drive = Windows XP.

If Disk0 was installed before installing Xp, the boot files will must likely have been installed to it.
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25 May 2010   #18
Microsoft MVP

 

Unplug all other HD's besides XP, set XP HD first to boot in BIOS Setup (after CD drive), boot XP CD, proceed as if to install until it finds the installation and asks where you want to install XP. See if it gives you an "R" for repair choice, choose this and let XP recover it's own bootloader into its partition.

After XP starts up, shutdown to plug back in Windows 7 HD. Set your preferred HD to boot first in BIOS setup, trigger the other HD when you want to boot it by tapping the Fkey given on first bootup screen for one-time Boot Menu. This keeps the HD's independent to come and go as you please.

After you have this up and running correctly, add back in the former DISK0 to see if it interferes with the Dual Boot in any way. It shouldn't as it isn't marked a System drive, however if it does move the data off of it, wipe the HD and reformat to Logical data partition before moving data back on.
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25 May 2010   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Funny thing about that 1/2 gig of 3rd hard drive is that; it is created by a program or driver that is used by this computer.

This computer uses Turbo memory controller driver by intel. Even though there are physically two drives in the computer. It makes a 3rd one. Something to deal with the RAM. Speed it up I guess.... I guess you can say its, its own readyboost built into the computer without the need of a flash drive.

Once I come back from class tonight I will take out the primary drive that is holding Windows 7 and get that XP recovered. No offense but can Microsoft make this anymore of a P I T A!!!!!!!

If I am "good" with computers; I hate the term "expert" so I won't say it. I hate to see the normal average user on this same issue i am having.
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26 May 2010   #20

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So what you have is this? Yes / No

Disk0 = First drive = Turbo memory.

Disk1 = second drive = Windows 7.

Disk2 = third drive = A removable HD drive with Windows XP install on.
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