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Windows 7: Win7 and WinXP dual boot issues

02 Jun 2010   #1

WIN7 WinXP Ubuntu 10.04
Win7 and WinXP dual boot issues


I have been trying to dual boot winxp and win7 on two different hard drives but no luck.
c: = Win7
d: = Winxp
I have added winxp entry using easybcd but on booting i get the following error (pls refer image)
bcdedit entry from win7
Windows Boot Manager
identifier {bootmgr}
device partition=C:
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
default {current}
resumeobject {db4ad8e3-6b5c-11df-96a7-a053ecd57d0e}
displayorder {current}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 10
Windows Boot Loader
identifier {current}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 7
locale en-US
inherit {bootloadersettings}
recoverysequence {db4ad8e5-6b5c-11df-96a7-a053ecd57d0e}
recoveryenabled Yes
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {db4ad8e3-6b5c-11df-96a7-a053ecd57d0e}
nx OptOut
Real-mode Boot Sector
identifier {db4ad8ee-6b5c-11df-96a7-a053ecd57d0e}
device partition=D:
path \NTLDR
description Microsoft Windows
Using win7 recover manager i tried
"bootsect /nt52 d:"
and winxp boots up
"bootsect /nt60 c:"
"bootrec /fixmbr"
"bootrec /fixboot"
"bootrec /rebuildbcd"

and win7 boots up and selecting winxp results in the same /ntldr missing error as above.

Please help


My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jun 2010   #2


Having two HD's allows you to configure the cleanest method of Dual Booting via the BIOS. This leaves the HD's independent to come and go as you please, whereas a Windows-managed Dual Boot interlocks the HD's and makes them harder to extricate later.

To set this up, run the "bootsect /nt52 d:" command again to start XP. Now unplug the XP HD and set Win7 as first HD to boot in BIOS setup, after DVD drive. Boot the Win7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD, click through to Recovery Tools list to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots to write the System MBR to Win7, which will work providing it is also marked active.

When Win7 starts up, power down to plug XP back in. Now set preferred HD to boot first in BIOS setup, then if you want to boot the other HD, use the Fkey given on first bootup screen for one-time Boot Menu to trigger it instead.

If you want a Windows-managed dual boot, then start Win7 and install EasyBCD 2.0 beta after doing quick registration to use beta. Remove XP listing, then Add it again, accept boot files, autoconfigures, Save, restart.
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