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Windows 7: XP disappeared after 7 and ....

14 Mar 2010   #41
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kittleboy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpp View Post
Ok back up your files within windows 7, just drag them to the windows 7 parition or on an external source.

One thats done right click on computer in the start menu and click on manage, once the windows has came up click on the xp partition and right click on it and press format. Format it in NTFS.

boot up your laptop then and put in your xp disk, install it lioke normal and when it asks you to install it to a partition click on the partition where you just formatted it. Once installed it will then be dual booted with windows xp and windows 7.

I hope this helped and let me know how you get on,

Regards Paul
First, it's a desktop PC;
Just as you said, after windows came up, I clicked on Storage, Disk Management, then right click on C ( XP ) drive,Format.. , But Error:
" Windows cannot format the system partition on this disk "
What is happening?

I am going to do the format through first installation pages, ( Blue screen ) , hope it doesn't destroy my windows 7 at least;

You know guys, all these things i am doing is only because i just downloaded the TOEFL Sample test from TOEFL website, when I run it, ( cause i have a wide monitor ) it says :
" ERROR Control Panel/Display/Appearance/Display Scheme
This computer is set to display abnormally large window borders and window controls. Please reset this to a "Windows Standard" scheme. "

That's the only reason I need XP ( with best wishes that it will open this program well ).
Because i couldn't fix this problem.
Here's my question about this in SEVENFORUM:
How to zoom out the whole desktop or screen
And unfortunately no solution.
kittleboy;

Windows will not allow you to delete the only "Active" partition, the one with your boot code! Your XP partition is the "Active" partition, and if you delete it, you will not be able to boot to Windows 7 either, you would have to fix the Windows 7 bootmgr to restore the boot menu.

Did you try any of the other suggestions I made? Copying a new ntoskrnl.exe from your XP CD?

Another option for you to try is to use the XP install CD to do a "Repair" of XP. You follow the normal install path and when the installer searches and finds your XP already installed, it will offer to "Repair" it. Once booting to XP is restored, you can repeat the Windows 7 DVD "Startup Repair" to get your dual boot to both XP and 7.

I have posted several links related to installing and dual booting XP. Have you looked at them as well?

MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

http://www.sevenforums.com/installat...ndows-7-a.html

http://www.sevenforums.com/installat...wont-boot.html

http://www.sevenforums.com/installat...dual-boot.html

Partition the Hard Drive in a Windows 7 Install

Hard Drive Partitions - Changing with GParted


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14 Mar 2010   #42
kittleboy

 

you were so late my friend,
Now show me a way how to get my 7 back

Because i installed easyBCD, but it didn't run in windows XP
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14 Mar 2010   #43
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kittleboy View Post
you were so late my friend,
Now show me a way how to get my 7 back

Because i installed easyBCD, but it didn't run in windows XP
Sure kittleboy, just don't panic so we can get you going again. Sorry about being late. I live half-way around the world from India, and I do need to sleep sometimes. haha

Please tell me of your situation now, post screen shots if it will help, and tell me what you want to do next?

Cheers!
Robert
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14 Mar 2010   #44
kittleboy

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iseeuu View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kittleboy View Post
you were so late my friend,
Now show me a way how to get my 7 back

Because i installed easyBCD, but it didn't run in windows XP
Sure kittleboy, just don't panic so we can get you going again. Sorry about being late. I live half-way around the world from India, and I do need to sleep sometimes. haha

Please tell me of your situation now, post screen shots if it will help, and tell me what you want to do next?

Cheers!
Robert
THANKS A LOOOOOOOOOT my friend
Ok,
I don't know what to do now, I have my windows XP, it's working great, even i have updated it; windows 7 is not ate the beginning for choosing between OSes.
EasyBCD didn't work, it didn't even run under XP.
I want my 7 back, with having XP, living together with happiness.
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14 Mar 2010   #45
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kittleboy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iseeuu View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kittleboy View Post
you were so late my friend,
Now show me a way how to get my 7 back

Because i installed easyBCD, but it didn't run in windows XP
Sure kittleboy, just don't panic so we can get you going again. Sorry about being late. I live half-way around the world from India, and I do need to sleep sometimes. haha

Please tell me of your situation now, post screen shots if it will help, and tell me what you want to do next?

Cheers!
Robert
THANKS A LOOOOOOOOOT my friend
Ok,
I don't know what to do now, I have my windows XP, it's working great, even i have updated it; windows 7 is not ate the beginning for choosing between OSes.
EasyBCD didn't work, it didn't even run under XP.
I want my 7 back, with having XP, living together with happiness.
Well ... I would suggest you use your Windows 7 DVD, boot to it and let it do its "Startup Repair". You may need to repeat the process as many as three times, but you should end up with a dual boot menu for Windows 7 and XP.

Startup Repair

Cheers!
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14 Mar 2010   #46
kittleboy

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iseeuu View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kittleboy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iseeuu View Post
Sure kittleboy, just don't panic so we can get you going again. Sorry about being late. I live half-way around the world from India, and I do need to sleep sometimes. haha

Please tell me of your situation now, post screen shots if it will help, and tell me what you want to do next?

Cheers!
Robert
THANKS A LOOOOOOOOOT my friend
Ok,
I don't know what to do now, I have my windows XP, it's working great, even i have updated it; windows 7 is not ate the beginning for choosing between OSes.
EasyBCD didn't work, it didn't even run under XP.
I want my 7 back, with having XP, living together with happiness.
Well ... I would suggest you use your Windows 7 DVD, boot to it and let it do its "Startup Repair". You may need to repeat the process as many as three times, but you should end up with a dual boot menu for Windows 7 and XP.

Startup Repair

Cheers!
Guess what, after recovery, again, my XP was gone.
BUT,
from 7, I ran EasyBCD then i don't know what i did, but i changed some parts, and now,

FINALLY, I have two windowses wotking fine with together.

SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL my friends who helped me out of this;
Now I gotta go to bed, cause it's 2 a.m. and 22nd of march is our final exam.
Wish me luck.
BTW, Other questions continue .... C U there
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14 Mar 2010   #47
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kittleboy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iseeuu View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kittleboy View Post

THANKS A LOOOOOOOOOT my friend
Ok,
I don't know what to do now, I have my windows XP, it's working great, even i have updated it; windows 7 is not ate the beginning for choosing between OSes.
EasyBCD didn't work, it didn't even run under XP.
I want my 7 back, with having XP, living together with happiness.
Well ... I would suggest you use your Windows 7 DVD, boot to it and let it do its "Startup Repair". You may need to repeat the process as many as three times, but you should end up with a dual boot menu for Windows 7 and XP.

Startup Repair

Cheers!
Guess what, after recovery, again, my XP was gone.
BUT,
from 7, I ran EasyBCD then i don't know what i did, but i changed some parts, and now,

FINALLY, I have two windowses wotking fine with together.

SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL my friends who helped me out of this;
Now I gotta go to bed, cause it's 2 a.m. and 22nd of march is our final exam.
Wish me luck.
BTW, Other questions continue .... C U there
That is really good news! Glad you got things sorted out!

Happy surfing!
Robert
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16 Mar 2010   #48
kittleboy

 

Thankssssssssss

ممنون ( Thanks in Persian ( or Farsi ) = mamnoon )
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21 Apr 2010   #49
kittleboy

 

how can i put a tick mark on this thread that it is SOLVED ?!
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21 Apr 2010   #50
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

click on the red triangle next to the scale icon and request that it be marked as solved.
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