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Windows 7: windows 7 dual boot

04 Sep 2010   #1
ar53102

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
windows 7 dual boot

hi i just installed mac osx iatkol on my laptop which is dell studio 15 with i7 4gb ram and 5470 ati graphics

it installed but on the first reboot it come up with a boot menu with doesnt work if you select any of the hard disks then the laptop just reboots and if you select the boot from cd option then the screen just flashes

help would be apreciated

thanks

ps im re installing my windows on the windows partition now


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04 Sep 2010   #2
gregrocker

 

You don't need to reinstall Win7, just mark it's partition (or it's 100mb boot partition if you have it) Active again, boot the WIn7 DVD Repair console, click through to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times:
Partition - Mark as Active
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

When you have multiple HD's then unplug the other HD('s) when installing another OS. After install, plug back in the other HD's to boot other OS('s) via the one-time BIOS Boot Menu key.
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04 Sep 2010   #3
ar53102

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

ive already restored now but now that its restored... would it work if i used easy bcd to make them dual boot because now the windows partition will be the active partition
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04 Sep 2010   #4
gregrocker

 

EasyBCD 2.0 has a MAC OSx tab on its "Add OS" function. I haven't tried it.

Again, the cleanest way to boot with multiple HD's is via the BIOS Boot order and Dell's F12 BIOS Boot Menu key. Set the preferred OS HD as first to boot in BIOS setup, then if you want to boot the other tap the F12 key at bootup to get a Boot Menu. This keeps the HD's independent to come and go as you please.

Windows-managed Dual Boot interlocks the HD's by editing the BCD and can cause trouble with an Apple OS which may not want to play well with Windows. But you can try it. Please let us know if/how it works.
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04 Sep 2010   #5
ar53102

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

ok il try that thank you il let you know how it goes
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04 Sep 2010   #6
ar53102

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

although my laptop isnt multiple harddrives its just one with partitions
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04 Sep 2010   #7
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ar53102 View Post
if you select any of the hard disks then the laptop just reboots and if you select the boot from cd option then the screen just flashes
I thought you have multiple HD's on laptop because of the above reference.

Instead try installing EasyBCD 2.0 to Win7 if you have Mac OSx which is the only one it lists in Mac tab on Add OS function.
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04 Sep 2010   #8
ar53102

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

yeah sorry about that it has one hardrive and multiple partitions
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04 Sep 2010   #9
gregrocker

 

No prob, and let us know how it goes.
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