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Windows 7: Dual boot got messed up somehow

28 Jul 2010   #1
KazeNoKoe23

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 
Dual boot got messed up somehow

Long story short, my XP/7 dual boot is no longer working due to the fact that whenever I reboot, 7 automatically loads instead of giving me the option to choose XP or 7. I loaded up EasyBCD 2.0, and I found that the XP boot entry was absent for some reason. Without spending time trying to find out why it was like this all of a sudden, I tried adding the boot entry back. EasyBCD said it detected the XP drive and automatically made an boot entry, so I re-installed the Vista/7 bootloader, saved, and rebooted.

What happened? 7 automatically booted up again. So I went back into EasyBCD, and the XP boot entry was gone again. Quite frankly, I'm at a complete loss. Has anyone else had this issue before?


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28 Jul 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I suspect your problem is that you reinstalled the 7 boot loader. Create a new entry for XP, but don't do anything else.
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28 Jul 2010   #3
KazeNoKoe23

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

I'll give it a try.
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28 Jul 2010   #4
KazeNoKoe23

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

It worked! Thanks a lot, Jonathan. Rep for you.
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28 Jul 2010   #5
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks for reporting, and the rep. Glad it worked for you.

I'll ask the mods to mark this as solved.
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