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: dual boot (WIn XP & Win 7). Problem!!

06 Mar 2011   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x32

[IMG]file:///C:/Users/dzeno/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot.png[/IMG]MilesAhead said that I need to copy files, and I did that. But I still have an error, now I got this

Invalid BOOT.ini file
Booting from C windows
NT detected failed
What do you think what can be a problem, and how can be solved?

Here is the picture of disk management

Attached Thumbnails
dual boot (WIn XP & Win 7). Problem!!-disk_mng.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Mar 2011   #12
Microsoft MVP


Install EasyBCD 2.02 to Win7, on Add OS tab, add XP by type, name and drive. It should prompt to copy boot files, so say OK. It will then autocomplete, Save and restart.

If this fails then it's likely your XP install was faulty as it should have taken over the boot of your computer as explained in this tutorial which is a good road map: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

You also have installed XP to a Logical partition which is ok but not the best. You can use free Partition Wizard to delete D, then rightclick on the Logical extended partition to Resize, slide left grey border to the right leaving the space occuped by D as Free or Unallocated space. Boot XP CD to create a partition there, full format before install.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Mar 2011   #13

Windows 7 32 bit

I think with XP and W7 combination it's much better to have W7 on as C: since XP doesn't care. Also a bunch of 50 GB partitions is not really ideal. I think I would wipe the whole thing and install W7 on a Primary partition, then install XP on D:
My System SpecsSystem Spec

06 Mar 2011   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x32

How much GB do you suggest me to have on primary partition?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Mar 2011   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate x32

I solved problems, guys thanks a lot. You are very good people. Thank you very much
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Mar 2011   #16
Microsoft MVP


We are glad it helped. Let us know if there is anything else.

On EasyBCD 2.0 Edit OS Menu tab, delete the XP which is not pointed to its correct drive letter.

The partition size depends on how many programs, whether you want to store data in User folders on same partition or link them to another partition or HD, etc.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 dual boot (WIn XP & Win 7). Problem!!

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Dual Boot problem, Ubuntu is the main boot
hello I have Asus laptop with OEM Win7 HomeP 64bit on it, I installed Ubuntu 12.04 along side with Win7, didn't know that Ubuntu will be the main boot, I used Ubuntu 11.10 a year a go and Windows was my main boot, I tired several way to retrieve Win7 as main boot but didn't work. I tried to...
Installation & Setup
Dual boot with cloned copy - boot problem
Hi all, I have windows 7 x64 installed, and need to copy that partition to another partition on the same drive, and be able to boot between the two using EasyBCD. One will be normal/office stuff, the other will be music production stuff. I copied the partition (C) using Acronis (bootCD mode)...
Installation & Setup
Problem reverting from Dual Boot to Single Boot
My situation is almost identical to that of the OP in I have 2 HDDs both of which are partitioned so that the OS and data files are on separate partitions. Windows 7 Home Premium is on a 500GB SATA (i.e....
Installation & Setup
Dual boot xp and win 7 boot manager problem.
I had windows seven installed first then i tried to install windows xp, not knowing the xp boot manager would over right windows seven boot manager, now it boots straight into windows xp. I have tried to use EasyBCD with no success. I can't boot up from the win 7 dvd because i only have the .iso...
Installation & Setup
Windows boot up problem in dual boot(win 7 & OSx86)
I was having win 7 RTM and i tried to installl OSx86 in second hard disk after few failure i successfully installed OSx86 in my secondary had disk now the problem is that i cant boot win 7 i changed boot order i tried windows 7 disk repair but both failed im getting some Boot mldr...
General Discussion

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 10:22.
Twitter Facebook Google+