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Windows 7: Dual Boot Menu Problems

13 Jan 2009   #11
saiboat

win7x64
 
 

C:\Users\saiboat>bcdedit

Windows-Start-Manager
---------------------
Bezeichner {bootmgr}
device partition=C:
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
default {current}
displayorder {current}
{294cf40a-df57-11dd-8b
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 30

Windows-Startladeprogramm
-------------------------
Bezeichner {current}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winl
description Windows Vista
locale en-US
inherit {bootloadersettings}
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {e8709fb7-fa5f-11db-be
nx OptOut

Echtmodus-Startabschnitt
------------------------
Bezeichner {294cf40a-df57-11dd-8b
device partition=D:
path \NTLDR
description Microsoft Windows

edit:
ted: my windows sp3 cd doesnt show me the repair option... it doesnt recognize the installed xp (although i installed it with the same cd just hour ago haha)


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13 Jan 2009   #12
limneos

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by saiboat View Post
C:\Users\saiboat>bcdedit

Windows-Start-Manager
---------------------
Bezeichner {bootmgr}
device partition=C:
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
default {current}
displayorder {current}
{294cf40a-df57-11dd-8b
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 30

Windows-Startladeprogramm
-------------------------
Bezeichner {current}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winl
description Windows Vista
locale en-US
inherit {bootloadersettings}
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {e8709fb7-fa5f-11db-be
nx OptOut

Echtmodus-Startabschnitt
------------------------
Bezeichner {294cf40a-df57-11dd-8b
device partition=D:
path \NTLDR
description Microsoft Windows
Ok there's a mistake there...
If you can "see" your windows XP partition from Win7 in My Computer, find it's letter.
If it's D: , go on below with D:, else change as needed.

If you can't see the windows XP partition , open Control Panel, All control panel items, Administrative Tools, Computer Management, Disk Management, select the partition without a letter and right click - > Change drive letter and paths... - ADD, select drive letter. use that letter below in place of D:

open elevated command prompt and type the flollowing:

1. bcdedit /delete {294cf40a-df57-11dd-8b .... and the rest in as you posted above}

2. bcdedit /create {ntldr} /d "Windows XP"

3. bcdedit /set {ntldr} device partition=D:

4. bcdedit /set {ntldr} path \ntldr

5. bcdedit /displayorder {ntldr} /addlast


Reboot...
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13 Jan 2009   #13
saiboat

win7x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by limneos View Post
1. bcdedit /delete {294cf40a-df57-11dd-8b .... and the rest in as you posted above}

2. bcdedit /create {ntldr} /d "Windows XP"

3. bcdedit /set {ntldr} device partition=D:

4. bcdedit /set {ntldr} path \ntldr

5. bcdedit /displayorder {ntldr} /addlast
when i tried to do the second point it said that it couldnt be created because there was already one. it now looks like this:

Code:
Windows-Start-Manager
---------------------
Bezeichner              {bootmgr}
device                  partition=C:
description             Windows Boot Manager
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {globalsettings}
default                 {current}
displayorder            {current}
                        {ntldr}
toolsdisplayorder       {memdiag}
timeout                 30

Windows-Startladeprogramm
-------------------------
Bezeichner              {current}
device                  partition=C:
path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description             Windows Vista
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
osdevice                partition=C:
systemroot              \Windows
resumeobject            {e8709fb7-fa5f-11db-be4d-e219ece5282e}
nx                      OptOut

Windows-Legacybetriebssystem-Ladeprogramm
-----------------------------------------
Bezeichner              {ntldr}
device                  partition=D:
path                    \ntldr
description             Earlier Version of Windows
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13 Jan 2009   #14
limneos

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

That seems correct.

The only problem you might have would be not being D: your WINDOWS XP partition. Do you see it in My Computer as D: ?
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13 Jan 2009   #15
saiboat

win7x64
 
 

yes.
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13 Jan 2009   #16
limneos

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

ok we're getting somewhere... Go to folder options and at View tab, select "Show hidden files and folders" and uncheck the option "Hide protected operating system files" so you can see all hidden files in D:\

Tell us :

1. if you see a file called ntldr in D:\

2. Post the contents of BOOT.INI file here , found in D:\ too.
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14 Jan 2009   #17
saiboat

win7x64
 
 

ive wondered about that before: theres not a single lonly file in d:\ its all just folders. yes no hidden files either...
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14 Jan 2009   #18
limneos

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

hmm..how did that happen now?

Are you sure you have un-checked "hide protected operating system files" in folder options?

Try placing the files in my link below to the root of D:\

and restart to see what happens...

link removed by me, job done.
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14 Jan 2009   #19
saiboat

win7x64
 
 

i love you! that worked perfectly. am now on xp again thank you so much
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14 Jan 2009   #20
limneos

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by saiboat View Post
i love you! that worked perfectly. am now on xp again thank you so much
Glad you could sort it out
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