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  1. Posts : 213
    Windows 7 x64
       #41

    Julio Andretti said:
    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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  2. Posts : 1,179
    Thread Starter
       #42

    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.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails BCD problem-dsk-mng2.png   BCD problem-new-desktop.png  
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  3. Posts : 1,179
    Thread Starter
       #43

    Frostbite said:
    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
    and then I installed XP later
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  4. Posts : 213
    Windows 7 x64
       #44

    In Windows Explorer, Right click the drive (D) and do properties, click the hardware tab. What does that show?
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  5. Posts : 15,186
    Vista x64 / 7 X64
       #45

    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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  6. Posts : 15,186
    Vista x64 / 7 X64
       #46

    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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  7. Posts : 1,179
    Thread Starter
       #47

    Frostbite said:
    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:
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails BCD problem-d-properties.png  
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  8. Posts : 213
    Windows 7 x64
       #48

    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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  9. Posts : 1,179
    Thread Starter
       #49

    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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  10. Posts : 213
    Windows 7 x64
       #50

    Try and unplug the printer and see.
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