Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Messed up on Dual Boot.

07 Nov 2010   #11
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

Welcome to the Seven Forums! Doctoral

The guide yomanvista pointed to there is well written instructing how to use the automatic startup repair tool found in the repair tools on the 7 installation dvd to correct the mbr problem the XP installer caused. Once 7 is back running again by use of the Startup repair or a fast trip to the command prompt option to type in the "Fixmbr" and "Fixboot" commands you can later add a new entry into the W7 BCD store for XP.

The guides for use of the EasyBCD program can be looked over at EasyBCD Documentation Home - NeoSmart Technologies Wiki

The free program that works well for setting a dual boot is the latest version of EasyBCD seen at Download EasyBCD 2.0.2 - NeoSmart Technologies

My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Nov 2010   #12

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Doctoral View Post
wait: the little computer on the icon bar says Internet access, but firefox/IE don't connect to the internet.
Go to Internet Options>Connections>Lan settings> enable automatically detect settings

Attached Images
Messed up on Dual Boot.-capture.png 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Nov 2010   #13
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

You will also want to look at how things are in the "Control Panel>Network&Sharing" and may need to use the network troubleshooter. Once you are configured correctly you will see a new screen appear with the options for Home, Work Place, and Public. Most simply use the Home option by default.

Attached Thumbnails
Messed up on Dual Boot.-network-sharing-center.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Messed up on Dual Boot.

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Boot problems - boot sector messed up using TestDisk?
Hi All, I have a Dell Laptop with Win 7. I recently used TestDisk to try to recover a lost data partition (not my system partition) but when I rebooted the Dell system utilities partition booted (not Windows). Some digging has revealed that Windows was on C:\ but is now on F:\. I have...
Installation & Setup
Messed up my dual boot Windows 7/XP
I'm not sure whether the problem was caused by me cancelling a drive clone just as it started or whether it was because i ran Spotmau BootSuite (didn't need it, was curious) --- ironically now i need help to actually fix my boot :( I have Windows XP and Windows 7 as dual boot, never had any...
Installation & Setup
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...
Installation & Setup
dual boot , reinstall the windows and lost dual boot
Hello Everyone , i was wondering if anyone could help me in this matter : i have windows7 and Redhat on my Laptop , i have removed and reinstalled the Windows7 last night and after that lost the Dual boot option , in fact the system is booting on windows7 and there is no option to chose...
Installation & Setup
messed up dual boot of XP and Seven - help please
I have messed up my dual boot of XP Pro and Seven :cry: Seven was working well, but XP was playing up. I did a restore from an earlier acronis image of XP. XP now works again, but as you have guessed I have lost the dual boot menu to select Win7 when I bootup. I know boot.ini does not apply...
Installation & Setup

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:34.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App