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Windows 7: Help! I've screwed up my XP partition

21 Oct 2009   #51
Eviellan

XP (screwed up), 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Using Easeus 3.0.1 here. Is 2.0 better?

Are boot.ini, ntldr, and ntdetect.com in the roots of both OS drives after showing hidden system files?

>They are in C:, but not in E:. Should I copy'em to E?

Would a simple repair install of Win7 (upgrade over itself) solve the issue by reconfiguring everything properly? I have used it as a lost resort to sort out boot issues successfully in the past.

>I'll try that next.

If so, could he plug his data partition which was I: back in (if needed) so that it would be sorted out as well, assuming it isn't the active partition any longer and wouldn't bolix things up as it apparently did during the first install of 7?

>Don't think I'll dare do that... I'll use a live linux disk to delete that boot folder before I try to access the drive with windows.
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21 Oct 2009   #52
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Eviellan View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Using Easeus 3.0.1 here. Is 2.0 better?

Are boot.ini, ntldr, and ntdetect.com in the roots of both OS drives after showing hidden system files?

>They are in C:, but not in E:. Should I copy'em to E?

Yes, XP will not boot if those three files are not in its root.

If that doesn't fix it, then run the repair install (upgrade Win7 over itself) which should sort out everything now that the problem I: drive is not there.

However if you need that I: drive then I would hold off plugging it back in until the XP boot issue is fixed, then plug it in to see if it will behave as a data drive now that it is not the active drive. If not it may need surgery.
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21 Oct 2009   #53
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If the screenshot you posted 9 hours ago is still the same - d/l this .zip


xpbootfiles_DISK0_PART1.zip



Put the 3 files ( not the folder ) on the root of C.

Open Easybcd and Remove any XP entries.

Add a new XP entry - choose C as the drive.

Check your PM.


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21 Oct 2009   #54
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post

Put the 3 files ( not the folder ) on the root of C.

Open Easybcd and Remove any XP entries.

Add a new XP entry - choose C as the drive.

Check your PM.
Agreed. EasyBCD needs to reset and refresh the boot loader first.

Don't know why EasyBCD doesn't copy those files over. During XP/Vista dual boot days (seems like ages ago) that fix was the first sticky on their help forum.
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21 Oct 2009   #55
Eviellan

XP (screwed up), 7
 
 

Got some bad news... It finally works!!
Thanks a lot for your infinite patience
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21 Oct 2009   #56
gregrocker

 

Hey, enjoy Windows 7!

The future arrives tomorrow, and it is the best ever!
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21 Oct 2009   #57
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Well done for persevering .
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21 Oct 2009   #58
gregrocker

 

Yes he is def ready for Win7!
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