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Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP


28 Apr 2009   #929
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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05 Oct 2010   #930
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Uninstall Acronis.

Reboot.


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05 Oct 2010   #931
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wrathchild90 View Post
Ther's the disk managment screenshot... and there's another problem....
The Secondary Disk Seems disappeared.. O_O
I've asked for this other problem in the apposite section 'cause seems that the secondary Hard Disk is detected occasionally... :-P When i reboot my computer some time there is and other time no.. Other time can disappear also when i open EasyBcd or when i open the disk from My Computer folder...
Maybe this is the problem...

Attachment 102394

The problem is getting very interesting indeed.... :-)


P.S. for disk managment i have also Acronis Disk Director Home

Thanks a lot for Help!

Wrathchild
Wrathchild,

I do not see the other drive listed for where you said you installed XP at?
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05 Oct 2010   #932
Wrathchild90

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

That i was saying.. The other Disk disappear.. wait i reboot my computer and i see if is detected and post another screenshot...

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Edit post:

No I have restart my computer 3 times and the Hard Disk wasn't detected..
First we have to solve this problem... I Started another Thread in the section: Hardware & Devices...
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05 Oct 2010   #933
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi Wrathchild,

The answer is right above you 930

After that, add the XP entry with Easybcd 2, and let it autoconfigure.
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06 Oct 2010   #934
Wrathchild90

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Good Morning!
I've done what you saying (Unistal acronis, reboot, made from point 8 to point 16) but when I reboot there isn't xp entry and EasyBcd is the same again only whit windows 7!

Here's the screenshot of disk managment with the two hard disk:

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP-disk-managment-screenshot-2.jpg

For now one problem seems solved.. :-) Now i need only the xp entry... maybe i can watch in the hard drive if i find the boot file manually just tell me where to search... ;-)


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06 Oct 2010   #935
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Did you add the XP entry with Easybcd and let it autoconfigure after you uninstalled Acronis and rebooted?


Give the 100mb partition a drive letter and have a look on there for ntldr, ntdetect.com and boot .ini.
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06 Oct 2010   #936
Wrathchild90

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Well yes i've done the proceduere whit autoconfiguration of EasyBcd and nothing...

The 100 Mb partition who is "reserved for the system" has a content of 3 only files instead of 30 Mb of file that it has expected in the disk managment..

The file ntldr and ntdetect are in the C: Disk, But the boot.ini there isn't in no disk..

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP-system-reserved-screenshot-1.jpg



P.S. Wubildr isn't a ubuntu boot file? Prevoiously in fact i have installed ubuntu in the disk E: and unistalled after 2 days...


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06 Oct 2010   #937
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

May I suggest since you have separate HD's that you use the best method in that case which is to boot via the BIOS.

Keep the preferred HD set to boot first in BIOS setup, then when you want to boot the other HD tap F11 ASRock one-time BIOS Boot Menu key to boot the 250gb HD instead.

You may need to reinstall XP as there is no content showing on the 250gb HD. If confirmed and you want to use the BIOS Boot method, then during XP install unplug Windows 7 HD and set XP HD as first to boot in BIOS setup.

Since you had Ubuntu on that HD previously, it should be wiped first before installing XP using DISKPART Clean All command from from Windows 7 elevated Command Line: Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command Then boot XP CD to create and format partition(s).
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06 Oct 2010   #938
Wrathchild90

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

No in the secondary hard disk there is xp installed no matter what disk managment says...

But if i have formatted the hard drive disk the file in the secondary hard disk are deledet so i don't have to do DISKPART.... The wubildr file are in the System reserved partition of the primary hard disk....

I'll try the method of the bios boot.. wait for result...
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06 Oct 2010   #939
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

When you boot up the computer tap the F11 key firmly and repeatedly unti you get the ASRock BIOS one-time Boot menu key, then choose the XP HD to see if it will boot.

If it doesn't boot, post back any error message.
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