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Windows 7: Windows 7 BOOT HELP !!!

23 Sep 2009   #11
lolittle

Dual Boot ... Well Kinda
 
 

ok now ive managed to get the computer to boot into windows 7 ... i used the windows vista installation disc to fix the boot...

but now i cant boot into xp again .. and is there a way of changing drive letters without messing the whole thing up again lol


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23 Sep 2009   #12
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

hi,

so you were able to get the DVD to boot? That's good.

you can use EasyBCD or bcdedit to create bootloader entry for Windows XP.

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

I don't think the Windows partition letter is easy to change after install.
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23 Sep 2009   #13
lolittle

Dual Boot ... Well Kinda
 
 

thanks for that ... easybcd want add my XP partition to the boot for some reason :S ... it just adds it as drive U ... so ive done it through cmd but when i came to this part ..

bcdedit /set {ntldr} path=\ntldr

it said the element data type specified is not recognized, or does not apply to the specified entry
Element not found

EDIT::

It just skipped the bootmanager on startup and loaded windows 7 ...
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23 Sep 2009   #14
chuckr

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lolittle View Post
i used the windows vista installation disc to fix the boot...
Just curious:

How did you manage to "use the windows vista installation disc" ?

Isn't that a DVD, like w7 ?

Did you boot from a Vista DVD ?
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23 Sep 2009   #15
lolittle

Dual Boot ... Well Kinda
 
 

yeh i booted with the vista dvd ... the windows 7 dvd wont boot i get boot error 5 when i try ... so i fixed the windows 7 boot using the vista repair.. seemed to work lol

Im still having problems now ... Windows XP believes it is installed onto Partition D: but Windows 7 thinks that the XP partion is actually Drive C: ...

so ..

Windows XP sees this .. windows xp drive D... Windows 7 drive.. E

Windows 7 sees this .. windows xp drive C: and windows 7 drive F

Easybcd cant find XP and wont add it .. and i cant add xp to the windows 7 boot manually.
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23 Sep 2009   #16
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lolittle View Post
when i came to this part ..

bcdedit /set {ntldr} path=\ntldr

it said the element data type specified is not recognized
sorry, replace = with a space
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23 Sep 2009   #17
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Windows 7 BOOT HELP !!!-diskman2009-09-24_041533.jpg

https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...en-forums.html

What have you got on Disk 0 (C: in that screenie) - apart from the boot critical files for both o/s?


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