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Windows 7: dual boot Xp drive formated win 7 not recoverd after xp installlation

08 May 2011   #1
tkpro

windows 7 32bit
 
 
dual boot Xp drive formated win 7 not recoverd after xp installlation

hello friends i have read alot of threads before creating this
i tried different option but cant solve that.

i am having xp on c drive and win 7 on d drive if xp drive formatted win 7 will no recover even after installing xp on c drive
as boot mgr file was on c drive nd some others
i tried easy bcd vista boot loader .windows 7 startup recovery
but cant bring back 7
my question is only if xp is formatted and reinstalled how will we recover 7 again and remember 7 was installed after first installation of xp
i am not saying about two hard drives.i know virtual box stuff too etc,
please help to recover this issue i read alot of threads related to this issue but can find solution yet.\
thanks in advance



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08 May 2011   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello tkpro, welcome to Seven Forums!



You will need to mark the Windows 7 partition as Active and do the 3 separate startup repairs with the system restarts discussed in this tutorial at the link below to create a new set of boot files to the Windows 7 partition, have a thorough look and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
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08 May 2011   #3
tkpro

windows 7 32bit
 
 

mm i tried this already
i was saying xp is installed on c drive and 7 on d drive
then formatted c drive which contains xp and again installed xp on c drive now how will we get back win 7 on startup and windows 7 is on logical drive not on primay partition
thanks for u post bro
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08 May 2011   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

OK is there a way you can post a snip/screen-shot of XP disk management for us to see?


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08 May 2011   #5
tkpro

windows 7 32bit
 
 

ok here is also my c and drive inside images
dual boot  Xp drive formated win 7 not recoverd after xp installlation-diskmang.jpg

dual boot  Xp drive formated win 7 not recoverd after xp installlation-c-drive-inside.jpg

dual boot  Xp drive formated win 7 not recoverd after xp installlation-d-drive-inside.jpg


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08 May 2011   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Have a look at Option Four of this tutorial at the link below to see how to convert the Windows 7 Extended/Logical to a Primary partition so it can be made the system volume (where the system boot files are stored) then the Windows 7 partition can be made the Active partition and the startup repairs can be done.

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD

First download the Partition Wizard Bootable Disk (PWBD) ISO file to the desktop, be sure to get the PWBD and not the installed version; scroll down to see the download link for the bootable CD ISO file at this link below.

Partition Wizard Free Bootable CD

Then use ImgBurn to burn the ISO to a CD, at no greater than 4x speed with a verify; it was designed for use and works best from a CD rather that a DVD then boot the created CD to make the changes.

ImgBurn Free ISO Burning Software



After the Windows 7 partition is converted to a Primary partition and if you want to completely remove the XP installation, have a look at this tutorial at the link below.

Partition : Recover Space Used by an Older OS


Either way the Windows 7 partition needs to be a Primary partition.
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08 May 2011   #7
tkpro

windows 7 32bit
 
 

i did that i made my d drive active in result it say boot mgr missing on start up coz it starts going to boot from win 7 drive u didn't seen my screen shots where i showed boot mgr file is in c drive.
how ever i fixed it through bootsect.exe /nt60 all now it says on start up
"A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart"


mmm i think i should now edit win 7 system32 bcd edit
may b it fix it
but right now i think im getting away from destination.if i bring back xp i think if i remove xp then it wont disturb win 7 what did u say
thanks
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08 May 2011   #8
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Did you convert the Windows 7 partition to a Primary partition and then run the 3 separate startup repairs to the Windows 7 Primary partition to create a new set of "System" boot files to the Windows 7 partition?

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times


Let's see another snip/screen-shot of Windows disk management.
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09 May 2011   #9
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Your first job to do is to find a HD 8 times bigger than the one have, 10gb x 8 = 80gb.

Can you post your specs.
Filling out System Specs
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09 May 2011   #10
gregrocker

 

Did you try following steps 7-12 in Method B here: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP.

This is the only way you can add Win7 to a Dual Boot menu without converting it to Primary first.
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