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Windows 7: (NeedHelpPls)Cant choose operating system at boot

18 Oct 2009   #1
lemon12

Windows 7
 
 
(NeedHelpPls)Cant choose operating system at boot

Hi all....

I had windows 7 on my computer...I made a new partision It was the:D Drive
Then i put my xp disk in to the computer. then I turned off pc..
Installed xp on my partision :Ddrive...Xp installed and it was working :)
..But when i turned off my pc and turned it back on it just booted to xp and i did not get to choose if i wanted xp or 7 to boot from:cry::cry::cry: Anyone know what i can do Plzzzzzzzzzzzzzz??.....I would do anything lol...

Thanks.

Finnian


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18 Oct 2009   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Hi Finnian.. Welcome to the forums!

You always install the older OS first (XP) then Windows 7..When you install 7, be sure to install Windows 7 on a different partition/drive... I hope this helps..
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18 Oct 2009   #3
lemon12

Windows 7
 
 

Ok thanks.But do you know anyway i can fix this??
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18 Oct 2009   #4
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

If xp is already installed. just reinstall windows 7 on a seperate partition...
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18 Oct 2009   #5
lemon12

Windows 7
 
 

Sorry now to trubble you again.

But i made an Unallocated hard drive and its 226.56gb but i cant remove it..I try to make it into a hard drive again and then deleting it but then it goes back to Unallocate...Sorry but would you know what i could do here Please?.Thanks
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18 Oct 2009   #6
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

One thing you can try is to insert the Windows 7 install disk and boot rather than the install option choose to repair the OS.

In this menu choose the startup repair this should hopefully see the Windows 7 install and restore it - it should also see the XP system and create a dual boot
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18 Oct 2009   #7
Snufffed

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lemon12 View Post
Sorry now to trubble you again.

But i made an Unallocated hard drive and its 226.56gb but i cant remove it..I try to make it into a hard drive again and then deleting it but then it goes back to Unallocate...Sorry but would you know what i could do here Please?.Thanks
really lots more info is needed.
1. is the 226 GB Unallocated space where you have Win 7 installed.?
2. what format are you using XP on. Fat, Fat32, NTFS.
Can you detail exactly how you installed XP after you had installed Win7.

No Trouble if you can answer the above Question?
the more exact the better.
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19 Oct 2009   #8
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lemon12 View Post
Sorry now to trubble you again.

But i made an Unallocated hard drive and its 226.56gb but i cant remove it..I try to make it into a hard drive again and then deleting it but then it goes back to Unallocate...Sorry but would you know what i could do here Please?.Thanks
Can you give us a snip (pic) of Disk Management?

Check this sticky: Questions to use for help with Installation Issues and try to give us as much information as possible.

The better we understand exactly what's happened up to this point, the more we can help you.
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19 Oct 2009   #9
L.P.

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lemon12 View Post
Sorry now to trubble you again.

But i made an Unallocated hard drive and its 226.56gb but i cant remove it..I try to make it into a hard drive again and then deleting it but then it goes back to Unallocate...Sorry but would you know what i could do here Please?.Thanks
Use the option Shrink!!

That is the one that helps!
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19 Oct 2009   #10
lemon12

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by L.P. View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lemon12 View Post
Sorry now to trubble you again.

But i made an Unallocated hard drive and its 226.56gb but i cant remove it..I try to make it into a hard drive again and then deleting it but then it goes back to Unallocate...Sorry but would you know what i could do here Please?.Thanks
Use the option Shrink!!

That is the one that helps!

Is it a program or is in in xp?
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