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Windows 7: Multibooting! 3 WAY!!!

06 Oct 2010   #1
snowmobilelegen

XP, 7 32bit, 7 64bit
 
 
Multibooting! 3 WAY!!!

My computer has 3 HD's. They are B, C, and D. D contains my oldest install which is xp. On C: I have windows 7 32bit. I installed windows 7 64 bit on drive B. It started up once fine, but when i restarted I can no longer boot to it. Any suggestions?


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06 Oct 2010   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello snowmobilelegen, welcome to Seven Forums!



Did you add the activation key during the second Windows 7 install?
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06 Oct 2010   #3
gregrocker

 

Please post back a screenshot of your full Disk Mgmt drive map and listings, using snipping tool in Start menu.

Would you like to boot the HD's independently via BIOS instead of having Windows manage the multi-boot which interlinks the HD's and makes them harder to remove?
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06 Oct 2010   #4
madtownidiot

 

write this down if you don't have a 2nd computer
boot using windows 7 disk, then hit shift + f10 to open a command prompt and one at time, type the following:

Bootrec /FixMbr
Bootrec /FixBoot
Bootrec /RebuildBcd
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06 Oct 2010   #5
boyans

Win 8 RP, Win 7, XP
 
 

1. do you have a boot choice at start-up?
2. xp or 7 boot menu?
3. xp or 7 comes up?
be more specific...
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06 Oct 2010   #6
PeaB4YouGo

Microsoft Windows 10 Home Build 15036
 
 

Just an observation, but, I haven't seen a "B:" drive since 5.25in floppies!
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