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Windows 7: Problem with dual boot xp and seven ! help !!

22 Nov 2011   #11
Punked Boyz

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit SP1

so this is the screenshot,now tell me what 2 do exactly :)

n yeah thanx every1 for ur reply ,much appriciated :)

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22 Nov 2011   #12
Microsoft MVP


You are booted into D now, so what is on C which appears to hold the System boot files for both XP and 7?

You show in the previous Computer screenshot that Win7 is on F. How do you know this? Doesn't Win7 show itself as C when you boot into it? It should if it was correctly installed from booted DVD.

If Win7 is on C then mark it Active in Disk Mgmt, boot into Win7 DVD Repair console to run Startup Repair 3 Separate Times until Win7 starts up, then install EasyBCD to add XP to Dual Boot menu.

If you are unsure what OS is on C then post back a screenshot of contents on C when you click on it in Computer.
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22 Nov 2011   #13
Punked Boyz

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit SP1

i dont think dat D contains any boot file,n win 7 is installed in F coz all windows files are in F,let me try the step 3 which u hv told...

will post de results sson :)
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22 Nov 2011   #14
Microsoft MVP


Then you have a mess. I would see if there is any Windows folder on C as it is almost never left alone to be a data drive after install of two OS's.

Are you not aware you need to boot Win7 DVD when installing so that it obtains the C drive letter for itself whenever booted into it? It appears you ran it from XP which itself was on D for some reason which is very unusual since it would have taken C when installed first.

I would suggest you get it right by reinstalling Win7 to C after moving data off of it, then add XP from Win7 using EasyBCD. If you keep it the way it is you have your System boot files on a data drive C, with the OS's on other partitions.
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 Problem with dual boot xp and seven ! help !!

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