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Windows 7: BCD problem

04 Aug 2009   #41
Frostbite

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Julio Andretti View Post
help, I installed Windows 7build7000 and then I installed XP later. How can I boot back to windows 7?
You will need to use the Windows 7 DVD to repair the startup as the XP install has written over the Windows 7 boot loader.


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04 Aug 2009   #42
Snufffed

 

There is NO D: shown under dskmgt: that is what stumps me.
It only shows on Desktop as a CD DRive which is FAKE. Yes, I see a unallocated 17MB i'll deal with that later.


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BCD problem-dsk-mng2.png   BCD problem-new-desktop.png  
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04 Aug 2009   #43
Snufffed

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostbite View Post
You will need to use the Windows 7 DVD to repair the startup as the XP install has written over the Windows 7 boot loader.
Your 100% correct I failed to read
Quote:
and then I installed XP later
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04 Aug 2009   #44
Frostbite

 

In Windows Explorer, Right click the drive (D) and do properties, click the hardware tab. What does that show?
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04 Aug 2009   #45
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi julio,

You need to reinstall NT6 compatible mbr, boot code and bootfiles.

Sounds complicated, just run startup repair by booting the 7 dvd -

select language and keyboard, Next.

When it has foung the installed o/s, click 7 to highlight it , Next , Select Startup Repair.

May take a few runs.

You should then be able to boot into 7, but not XP.

Download and install the free Easybcd from here:

Download EasyBCD 1.7.2 - NeoSmart Technologies


Follow these pics :

BCD problem-1-2009-06-10_144529.jpg

Note : where it says Drive - this needs to be the Active partition ( probably the one 7 is installed on - look in Disk Management to make sure )

BCD problem-2-2009-06-10_144736.jpg

Build 7000? - I suggest you d/l and install build 7100 - it lasts a lot longer. After you have installed 7100RC, just follow the instructions using Easybcd to add the ability to boot XP as well as 7100.


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04 Aug 2009   #46
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi Snuffy,

If it is not showing in Explorer - have a look in Device Manager.

Click View > Show Hidden Devices - expand DVD/CDRom drives.

See if you can rt click it and uninstall it from there.
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04 Aug 2009   #47
Snufffed

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostbite View Post
In Windows Explorer, Right click the drive (D) and do properties, click the hardware tab. What does that show?
all items are correctly shown. top is my MFC - printer
everything else is exactly as shown. on D:


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BCD problem-d-properties.png  
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04 Aug 2009   #48
Frostbite

 

I wonder if D: is the MFC-240C since it has USB and PictBridge Interface. It's showing as a disk drive in the screenshot.
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04 Aug 2009   #49
Snufffed

 

BCD problem

Until I ran diskpart from the DVD on bootup I had never seen D: before.
some of this is 99.8% new to me... only on this thread have i found how to use partially.
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04 Aug 2009   #50
Frostbite

 

Try and unplug the printer and see.
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