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Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP


28 Apr 2009   #19
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

How to Setup a Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP


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26 May 2009   #20
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Roy.


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26 May 2009   #21
mdttb

Windows 7 build 7229 32 bit & Build 7600 32bit
 
 

Can't get XP to load I get an error maybe because I didn't load my raid drivers ? Took my floppy out long ago since it does not work any more.

Any way I'm loading Vista right now.
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26 May 2009   #22
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello mdttb,

If you have a USB flash key drive with a motherboard that supports booting to it, then you could use it instead to load the RAID drivers from during installation.
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26 May 2009   #23
Holtsaber

Windows 7 & Windows XP Pro
 
 

Hi everybody.
I have followed your excellent tutorial, and have managed to install a dual boot setup...... Nearly!
When I turn on my PC, I get the choice of OS, Windows 7 first, then XP underneath it.
If I selct Windows 7, the PC fires up perfectly and loads up. If I select XP, I get a message that reads;
"Windows failed to start"....... File: \NTLDR
Status: 0xc000000f

Info: The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Adam
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26 May 2009   #24
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi,

Boot into 7, go to folder options, make sure Hidden files and folders and protected operating system files are showing.

Have a look on the active partition and see if Xp bootfiles are there as well as 7 bootfiles.

You may like to post a screenshot of that partition , and also of the Disk Management window.

To post a screenshot , click the Go Advanced button at the bottom of this page and follow step 8 onward of this tutorial.

How to use the Snipping Tool in Vista - Vista Forums

Another thing that would be useful is a shot of bcdedit ( or copy and paste the contents of the cmd window).

Open an elevated cmd prompt, type:

bcdedit {enter}

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP-bcdedit2009-03-07_235226.jpg


My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 May 2009   #25
Holtsaber

Windows 7 & Windows XP Pro
 
 

Hi.

I'm afraid I'm having a couple of problems this evening!

The command bcdedit resulted in "The boot configuration data store could not be opened. Access is denied."

I will try and post a screenshot of the boot folder in a mo........

This is all a bit new for me!
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26 May 2009   #26
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You need to Elevate the cmd prompt to admin level.

Type cmd in start search - when it pops up, rt click and run as admin.

LOL - that's ok , it's tricky the first time for everyone.
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26 May 2009   #27
Holtsaber

Windows 7 & Windows XP Pro
 
 

I can't post a screenshot at the moment.
The C drive has a single folder called 'boot'. Inside it there a number of other folders which appear to be language related. The other files are BCD, BCD, BCD.LOG1, BCD.LOG2 & BOOTSTAT.DAT

Windows 7

Win 7 is installed on another machine at the moment, and it doesn't have network access at the moment. I hope to have that sorted out by tomorrow though! Time. There's just never enough of it!
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26 May 2009   #28
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi,

Don't need a screenie of the boot folder - need one of the whole active partition, to see if ntldr, ntdetect.com and boot.ini are there as well as bootmgr and boot folder.
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26 May 2009   #29
Holtsaber

Windows 7 & Windows XP Pro
 
 

Thanks for your help. I managed to run CMD as administrator, and it returned lots of information, which unfortunately, I can't post as a screenshot at the moment!
There is a section that refers to Real-Mode Boot Sector: Device E [XP partition], path: NTLDR, Description: Microsoft Windows XP.

In the active partition [Windows 7 (C: ] ntldr, NTDETECT, boot and bootmgr are all present.
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