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23 May 2009   #1

XP Pro / 7

I uninstalled windows 7 just because i really didnt like it anymore, i deleted the partition and reformated the drive and copied all my files back over. Then sometime over night i lost power and my computer obviously turned off. When i turned it back on it still asks me in the bios whether i want to run earlier version of windows or windows 7.

Everything is in my specs

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23 May 2009   #2


if u r able to boot in XP by selecting earlier version of windows then u need to remove the boot entry from boot.ini from windows XP
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23 May 2009   #3
Microsoft MVP


Deleting the partition didn't wipe out the boot stuff. The most reliable way to do this is to run DBAN (free here: Darik's Boot And Nuke | Hard Drive Disk Wipe ) and then install your previous OS from scratch.
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23 May 2009   #4

Windows 7 x86

I take it you were duel booting. If you are keen you can give this a go.

Boot with your XP installation CD. When prompted, press R to repair, select your WinXP installation to repair.
Enter the administrator password if you are prompted for it.
To repair the MBR, type in this command: fixmbr hit enter
You will get some prompts, type Y and hit enter to carry out the repair.
Type exit to leave the console and then reboot. You should be all go.
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