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Windows 7: DUAL BOOT CRISIS

09 Apr 2011   #11
GWilkie

7 - 64 bit and XP
 
 

And yea I have a clone back up at my office, but I have a flight out in the morning. No idea what possessed me to do this on the night before I fly out.... I normally laugh at people who do this sort of thing and call them rookies.....


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09 Apr 2011   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The active partition is always C - and that is Win7 right now. Right now your E shows 100% free space, but I am not sure what role the PGP encryption could play in that.

What do you see when you open the E partition from Win7 ?
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09 Apr 2011   #13
GWilkie

7 - 64 bit and XP
 
 

it shows 116MB utilzed, but no files show when I go to look. I came across this error many moons ago when dual booting Win98 and (FAT32) and Win2k (NTFS) This was what one OS would say about the other because they didn't recognize each other.... My main problem is that the tool EasyBCD won't work.... grrrr FML....
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09 Apr 2011   #14
hjonesMCT

Win7 Ultimate x64, Server 2008 R2
 
 

Hi GWilkie,

Do you have a folder on the C: drive called Windows.old? HOPEFULLY Win7 left it there for you and you can extract stuff from it.
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09 Apr 2011   #15
GWilkie

7 - 64 bit and XP
 
 

That would be great; however, the windows.old directory wouldn't exist on dual boot or clean install which is what I have. Thank you for the post though.
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09 Apr 2011   #16
jote

windows 7 home premium
 
 

have you tried the software that i tell you before
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09 Apr 2011   #17
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The 116MBs is peanuts for a missing system. Not sure what that is - maybe the residual XP bootmgr. There is a possibility that Win7 may not see any files because of the encryption. But I have no experience with that encryptiom program and what it would do to you. I suggest you persue that encryption path a bit more. But there I cannot help you because I just have no knowledge in that area.

Btw. There will be not Windows.old. You get that only with an upgrade. But you made a clean install.
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09 Apr 2011   #18
GWilkie

7 - 64 bit and XP
 
 

I am in that software now. The partition shows just like it did in windows.... Just gotta figure out what step to take next.
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09 Apr 2011   #19
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Hmm, that sounds like progress. I would focus on recovering your user data. The XP you can always reinstall - if you still need it.
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09 Apr 2011   #20
GWilkie

7 - 64 bit and XP
 
 

OK.... so... PGP whole disk encryption will not let Win7 see anything on the disk. That is why little to no data shows up on the "new" e: that should be/used to be C:

This is also why EasyBCD will not allow me to add Win XP boot loaded because it doesn't see WIN XP anywhere....

Now that I uncovered this.... anybody got an idea?
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