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Windows 7: Dual Boot ( Xp professional Setup with Win7 ) in boot menu

20 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 ultimate x86
Dual Boot ( Xp professional Setup with Win7 ) in boot menu

Guys..!!! i was trying installing xp sp3 in xp..!!! got a fatal error (Boot Manager not found) which left me a dual boot menu, ie

"Which os u want to run
Xp professional
Xp professional setup

now i installed win 7, thnx to a software named "EASYBCD" got rid of XP but still it shows dual boot..!!


Xp professional Setup

how to get ride of this setup frm boot
can any1 help me...????

i havn't isntalled the os in different drives..!! everthing was i C drive
eventhought i deleted the windows.old folder..!! which contained the xp files.

How to get rid of this Xp professional setup frm the boot guys..??

My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 May 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP


Please post back a screenshot of your full Disk Management drive map with listings, using Snipping Tool ni STart Menu.

Do you remember which partition you tried to install XP upon? Normally you would just delete that partition in Disk Management, providing it is not already System Active. So let us see the Disk Mgmt screenshot, and tell us what is on each partition.

EasyBCD does not get rid of the partial XP install you have on there, just the boot listing. You still need to find and delete it from where it was installed.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 May 2011   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


Did try to install sp3 for WinXP?
Did you try to install Winxp with sp3 from Winxp desktop?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

21 May 2011   #4

Windows 7 ultimate x86

@Gregroker Hi mate! i haven't installed Win xp, actually in b/w of its intallation my pc froze and i had no choice other than reboot
after rebooting i saw a dualboot menu!!!
1st is my default Os n 2 is tht error Xp Setup n even i had tired in mscofig its showing only my default os i.e win7

here is d snap which u needed, every windows stuff is in c drive and rest all has multimedia files..!!

Attachment 155625
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 May 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP


It was installing XP if you got the Dual Boot menu you describe.

If you installed Win7 afterwards you must have selected another partition for it than the XP target partition or it would have overwritten it. It was not a clean Win7 install if you got a windows.old folder. You needed to at least format the partition before install, if not wipe the HD first.
SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
Clean Install Windows 7

Do you have more than one HD? You may have gotten the error during XP install because another HD was set first to boot.

What happens if you select XP setup?

Please open Disk Management, maximize window, use Snipping Tool in Start Menu to capture the drive map and full listings, attach file using Paper clip in reply box. Your screenshot is not showing. Let us also see a screenshot of your C drive folder contents.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 May 2011   #6

Windows 7 ultimate x86

@theog absolutley rite man, frm desktop!!!!! (m such an ****ing idot forgot tht xp installation will format d c drive )
all was ok in boot until "STARTING WINDOWS" n tht blue screen came..!!
in dual bool XP is not the OS, its tht partial error setup!!
is there any solution to this..!! without loosing any data frm harddisk ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 May 2011   #7

Windows 7 ultimate x86

So let me decribe breifly
m using Win7 thought of degrading to WinXp Sp3 Corporate, i just run d setup file..!! all was ok until pc restarts
then i saw a dual boot menu (Saying Xp professional SETUP), i thought its d part for win installation!!
after tht i saw "STARTING WINDOWS" command. then my pc froze. Then i had to restart my pc, i had no choice
aft then on n getting tht dual boot menu..!!!

And nop Mr.Gregrocker i think it was over wrting as win7 installation don't completely formats d C drive, but later i deleted the Windoes.old folder which has d XP files

I have only 1 500gb HD mate !!

When i select tht Xp setup menu frm boot, its show error n some BCD memory code or instruction
and it says The installation file is missing or corrupted plz reinstall the software

And m new to this site :) i may go wrong
for tht :) i'd provided d mediafire link, which has d snap

Dual Boot ( Xp professional Setup with Win7 ) in boot menu-capture.png

C drive Snap


My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 May 2011   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


Where did you buy your WinXp Sp3 Corporate from?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 May 2011   #9

Windows 7 ultimate x86

that i got frm torrent bro..!!! lolz who purchages a genuine 1!
btw do i 've install xp again (by formating c drive completly) n install win7..??
will it help me frm tht dual boot?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 May 2011   #10
Microsoft MVP


We don't hang with thieves here - especially ones who brag about it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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