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Windows 7: Error after installing Win XP on partition

17 Sep 2009   #21
shyamt

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sup3rsprt View Post
yeah, you need the proper version of the .net framework 2.0 or higher.

I have installed on my computer versions 2.0 SP2, 3.0 SP2, and 3.5 SP1

I also have the latest EasyBCD 2.0 beta 64 that was released today.
I did have all those versions installed but still got the error.. On one forum someone suggested it being due to drivers not being installed? That coudl be a possibility as after installing XP I only bothered installing the motherboard chipset drivers, do you know what else I could need to make this work?

Thank you


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17 Sep 2009   #22
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

try the latest beta version?

can you run any .net apps? Like Paint.net for example?

http://www.getpaint.net/

another thing you could try is VistaBootPro but that is also a .net application

or you could just use the command line utilities, but I was trying to make this easy on you.
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17 Sep 2009   #23
chuckr

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shyamt View Post
Okay got XP installed but one problem... I can't get the dual boot option up..

Any ideas to get Windows 7 on boot options?
I assume you mean you: Don't see the W7 Boot Manager B/W screen at all, and boot directly to XP:
If this is not the case, Ignore this post.

The solution should be to boot from your w7 install DVD.
Now you need to get to a "command prompt", which in Win7, is to hit "Shift F10" which brings up an 'Admin Cmd prompt'.
---------------------------------------------
( Now you have to find out the 'letter' of your DVD, and HDD: )
type: diskpart
then: list volume -- Note the letters of DVD (D:?) and boot HDD (C:?)
type: EXIT to get out of 'diskpart' and back to the cmd prompt.

type: D: (? for your DVD letter)

type: CD boot
type: bootsect /nt60 C: /mbr (? for your boot HDD)...
--- He should say "Success" ---

type: EXIT to get out of 'Command Prompt' and back to Win7 Setup.

That ought to do it. Cancel out of Setup, reboot.
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17 Sep 2009   #24
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chuckr View Post
diskpart
list volume
EXIT

bootsect /nt60 C: /mbr

That ought to do it. Cancel out of Setup, reboot.
Those are the command line tools I'm talking about

Then you need to add an entry for Windows XP using bcdedit.
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17 Sep 2009   #25
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shyamt View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sup3rsprt View Post
yeah, you need the proper version of the .net framework 2.0 or higher.

I have installed on my computer versions 2.0 SP2, 3.0 SP2, and 3.5 SP1

I also have the latest EasyBCD 2.0 beta 64 that was released today.
I did have all those versions installed but still got the error.. On one forum someone suggested it being due to drivers not being installed? That coudl be a possibility as after installing XP I only bothered installing the motherboard chipset drivers, do you know what else I could need to make this work?

Thank you
shy

could you go into event viewer (type event viewer in search) goto the windows log>applications and see if there are errors (errors have red x in left column). if there are errors and there are see if any relate to this problem.

Take a screenshot of the error and upload it to us

Ken
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17 Sep 2009   #26
shyamt

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chuckr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shyamt View Post
Okay got XP installed but one problem... I can't get the dual boot option up..

Any ideas to get Windows 7 on boot options?
I assume you mean you: Don't see the W7 Boot screen at all, and boot directly to XP:
If this is not the case, Ignore this post.

The solution should be to boot from your w7 install DVD.
Now you need to get to a "command prompt", which in Win7, is to hit "Shift F10" which brings up an 'Admin Cmd prompt'.
---------------------------------------------
( Now you have to find out the 'letter' of your DVD, and HDD: )
type: diskpart
then: list volume -- Note the letters of DVD (D:?) and boot HDD (C:?)
type: EXIT to get out of 'diskpart' and back to the cmd prompt.

type: D: (? for your DVD letter)

type: CD boot
type: bootsect /nt60 C: /mbr (? for your boot HDD)...
--- He should say "Success" ---

type: EXIT to get out of 'Command Prompt' and back to Win7 Setup.

That ought to do it. Cancel out of Setup, reboot.
Thanks - so to get the command prompt I go to boot the Windows 7 DVD right? And then go to repair, command prompt.. And F10 for admin command prompt (is this after opening the normal one?)?

I'll try this first, and if it fails the other solutions - thanks everyone for your help!
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17 Sep 2009   #27
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

as soon as the blue screen comes up hit Shift+F10

although you don't really need to boot from the DVD as all of the tools you need were installed with EasyBCD folder

and it is not the entire solution. You are going around in circles. You will be left with Windows 7 boot entry but nothing for XP..

you also need:

bcdedit /create {ntldr} –d "Windows XP"
bcdedit /set {ntldr} device partition=x:
bcdedit /set {ntldr} path \ntldr
bcdedit /displayorder {ntldr} /addlast

where x: is the partition letter where XP boot files are installed.
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17 Sep 2009   #28
shyamt

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sup3rsprt View Post
as soon as the blue screen comes up hit Shift+F10

although you don't really need to boot from the DVD as all of the tools you need were installed with EasyBCD folder

and it is not the entire solution. You are going around in circles. You will be left with Windows 7 boot entry but nothing for XP..

you also need:

bcdedit /create {ntldr} d "Windows XP"
bcdedit /set {ntldr} device partition=x:
bcdedit /set {ntldr} path \ntldr
bcdedit /displayorder {ntldr} /addlast

where x: is the partition letter where XP is installed.
Right so I get into the command prompt using Windows 7 disk (does it have to be administrators command prompt, and if so, I press F10 to get onto it right), then do exactly what chuckr said, and then add the 4 lines you said.. right?

Thank yuo
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17 Sep 2009   #29
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Shift + F10

Yes you will need the bcdedit lines if you have installed XP after Windows 7. If you installed 7 after XP it would be a different story.
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17 Sep 2009   #30
chuckr

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

I assume you mean you: boot directly to XP, and Don't see the Windows 7 Boot Manager screen, which is the B/W one with the "Windows Memory Test" at the bottom.
If this is not the case, Ignore this post.

To clarify:

1. Boot from w7 DVD.

2. Accept "English language and keyboard" by clicking "Next".

3. Press 'Shift' and punch 'F10'.

4. Keep going from there.
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