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Windows 7: Windows 7 dual boot problem

31 Jan 2011   #1

windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
Windows 7 dual boot problem


Previously i had installed windows xp in C: drive. Afterwords i had installed windows 7 in D: drive. Till my evaluation period of windows 7. it was working fine and most of the time i was using windows 7. After completed my evaluation period of windows 7, i want to go with windows xp which is installed in C: drive. how can i boot from windows xp? i am not getting dual boot screen when i start computer even i am not able to log in with windows 7 because it has expired. i have tried to F8 special boot option. I have selected Safe mode but it is giving me windows 7 only in safe mode. i want to start my windows xp boot. please help.

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31 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7

If you plan to install a new Windows 7, it may be easier to do that first before recovering your XP system - it might recover XP for you during install. If not, after installing 7, install EasyBCD, and use the "Add Entry" button, in the Version drop-down list select "Windows NT/2k/XP/2k3". EasyBCD usually finds the correct Drive letter for you, click the "Add Entry" button, and next restart you should find the XP system in the boot menu. (If it didn't work, probably the drive letter was wrong, so figure out which drive it is and try again.)

If you only want XP see gregrocker's authoritative answer below.
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31 Jan 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP


Open a command line from Win7 DVD or Repair CD using this method:
DISKPART : At PC Startup
Then type:

SEL DISK 0 (replace 0 with XP HD #)
SELECT PART 1 (replace 1 with XP partition #)
DETAIL PART (get XP drive letter)

After exiting DISKPART, type:

bootsect /nt52 c: (replace c: with the XP drive letter)

press enter, reboot into XP

In XP Disk Mgmt, you can delete Win7.
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01 Feb 2011   #4

windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

Thanks all for your reply.

I got another solution to do that.

1) Start Computer

2) tap F8 to Boot option

3) Select Safe mode with command prompt

4) I typed C:\bootcfg /Default /ID 1

Problem is resolved.

Thanks & Regards
Solanki Jayant
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