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Windows 7: Strange Install Problem

18 Jun 2014   #21

Windows home premium 64 bit

I installed another windows 7 on a different partition and all went well.I also managed to make a win 7 repair disk.
I cant find how to make an XP repair you know ?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jun 2014   #22


Why did you install another Win7? Did you boot the installer this time to install it?

Please post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image and tell us which ones you want to keep so we can tell you how to delete the other one. Where do you want the space to go for the deleted OS?
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19 Jun 2014   #23

Windows home premium 64 bit

Im ok with how my PC is setup. I installed another win 7 to use as my C: drive ( my main drive ) for E-Mails and surfing etc etc.I will use the first instalation of Win 7 just for games and the XP partition is just for older programes.I installed Win 7 the normal way ( using my Win 7 install disk )
Can you explain how to make a recovery/repair disk for XP please ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

19 Jun 2014   #24


We should still see the Disk Management screenshot as half the time they are incorrect and sometimes wildly so. I wouldn't have asked if it wasn't absolutely needed.

XP Repair console is on its CD. You'll see it when you boot the disk. XP Repair Install

You must have a second license for a second Win7. And they should each boot as C when you are in them.
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23 Jun 2014   #25

Windows home premium 64 bit

I have decided to give up on XP.
Everything was going just fine then on the weekend I tried to load XP and got an error message about System32\hal.dll.I googled it and it is the XP boot loader,I am not going to mess about with the boot loader because I could end up where I was at the start of this thread.
If running XP and Win 7 in a dual boot is that much hassel I will stick with just Win 7.Maybe one day I can buy another PC just for XP and my older games.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jun 2014   #26


I asked for your Windows 7 Disk Management screenshot so we could see how your configuration turned out. It may be incorrect and we can help you fix it and XP.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jun 2014   #27

Windows home premium 64 bit

The startup message I got was:
<windows root>\System32\hal.dll is missing or corrupt etc etc.
I googled it and it is a problem with the XP boot loader.Like I said, if XP is that much of a problem then I wont have it,also I dont know how to take a screen shot and post it on this forum.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jun 2014   #28


Click the blue link tutorial.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Jun 2014   #29

Windows home premium 64 bit

Ok, here is the screen shot.
The main thing is that I have 4 OS ( 3 win 7 ) and 1 XP.The other partitions do not have any operating systems on them,they are just for games,pictures,music etc etc.

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27 Jun 2014   #30


Why do you need 3 Win7's? That is excessive. Better to have one perfect install.

XP is booting all OS's. If you ever want to remove it it will require Marking Win7 Partition Active to run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times with all other drives unplugged. When Win7 partition starts and holds the System flag, you can delete XP partition and recover the space using Disk Mgmt Partition or Volume - Extend , or How to extend partition easily with Partition Wizard - video help. Then install EasyBCD to 7 to add the other OS's.

Games N: partition should not be marked Active as only the System partition should be marked Active: Partition - Mark as Inactive - Windows 7 Forums
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