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Windows 7: System Restore points not loading

03 Sep 2013   #11

Win 2000 Pro x32 SP4 / Win 7 Home Premium x64

Here's what Win7 "see's" & what Win2000 "see's"...

Hhmmm, that's wierd, 9 Meg unallocated in the 80 Gig Win7 DM.

I am not willing to change / alter / reset / rename / C:\format the drive(s) in Win2000 IF at all possible to correct / fix Win7 unless it / this will work & "Problem Solved". I'me not one to "solve a problem and create another", it hurts my forehead too much after the slap.

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03 Sep 2013   #12
Microsoft MVP


I understand why you wouldn't want to experiment if you are otherwise happy with your legacy Dual Boot.

What sometimes works with XP is moving the System boot files which have been placed on the older OS partition as signified by the System flag, to Win7 partition. This is done by marking Win7 partition Active then running Startup Repair from the disk up to 3 separate times. Then when it starts up to Win7 install EasyBCD to add the legacy OS on its Add Boot Entry tab.

However we simply don't have enough experience with Win2000 to vouch whether this would work, so it would indeed need to be experimental with an image of Win2000 backed up first. EasyBCD does support 2000 so maybe you could interact with their forums to find out if adding Win2000 from the more advanced Win7 (instead of reverse) might solve your issue. EasyBCD - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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03 Sep 2013   #13

Win 2000 Pro x32 SP4 / Win 7 Home Premium x64

Sir, I bow to your experience and expertise!
<- Chuckamundo takes a bow to gregrocker
Yes, i am very happy and impressed with Win2000, I have taken it around the block a few times and NO BSOD, it has told me on occasion to "Bite Me!" when I have tried a few things, but you can tweak it if you're nice about it.
Now I wonder IF I run EasyBCD and correct the missing Win2000 entry in my boot menu and add a drive letter to the Disk 0 in Win7 if that may sort out the System Restore failed in 7?
"done by marking Windows 7 partition Active then running Startup Repair from the disk" um, uh, well, how do I do this Sir?
I'll definitely check the Easy forums & Wikipedia (never thought of that 1)!
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04 Sep 2013   #14
Microsoft MVP


It couldn't hurt to give XP a drive letter in Win7 to see if it resolves the System Restore problem first.

You can always remove it if it causes any problems. But I would want to see my files from both OS's.
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