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Windows 7: Multi-boot/Dual-Boot Windows XP on Windows 7

13 Dec 2009   #131
gregrocker

 

Reboot the computer and look closely for any F-key prompts given for Repair. If not, try tapping F8 to see if they've got a Repair console on there. If not, try last known good configuration.

If there is no Repair console found on the computer, we need to make a Win7 Repair flash stick.

As a last resort we can boot into the Repair console on the XP installer and run bootrec commands to get Win7 started up. While there we can also see if it finds an XP installation to fix.


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13 Dec 2009   #132
gregrocker

 

If XP has taken over the boot (which is why Win7 can't start up now, it has to be added back using Easy BCD in XP) then it should be reparable from the XP installer. Let's try that.

Boot into the XP installer and navigate through the first screens to see if it finds an installation to repair. Ignore the first "R" for Repair choice and only look for an installation it discovers to repair a few screens later.
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13 Dec 2009   #133
XboxOmac

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

I made a pen drive right now with a USB mini SD adapter. I don't care about the stuff inside it since it's just for the phone. Can I do something with it?
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13 Dec 2009   #134
gregrocker

 

Possibly.

Have you attempted to repair any XP installation which might be found booting from the XP installer as I suggested above?

Did you try F8 to see if there is a Win7 repair console?
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13 Dec 2009   #135
XboxOmac

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Possibly.

Have you attempted to repair any XP installation which might be found booting from the XP installer as I suggested above?

Did you try F8 to see if there is a Win7 repair console?
Not really because I didn't understand.
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13 Dec 2009   #136
gregrocker

 

Pay attention:

Boot into the XP installer and proceed as if to install until it discovers the drive installations.

Do you remember when you ran it earlier and it asked you where to install XP and you chose the partition you had made for it?

See if there is now an XP installation there to repair. Highlight that Xp partition.

Then select "R" for repair and see if it can repair that XP installation.

You can call me if you need closer assistance.
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13 Dec 2009   #137
XboxOmac

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Pay attention:

Boot into the XP installer and proceed as if to install until it discovers the drive installations.

Do you remember when you ran it earlier and it asked you where to install XP and you chose the partition you had made for it?

See if there is now an XP installation there to repair. Highlight that Xp partition.

Then select "R" for repair and see if it can repair that XP installation.

You can call me if you need closer assistance.
When I highlight the partition, it doesn't have a repair option.
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13 Dec 2009   #138
gregrocker

 

Try installing again, if you are still in there. Install should still be an option.

Otherwise tell me exactly what happens when you restart the computer.

Wording of Error message?
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13 Dec 2009   #139
XboxOmac

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Try installing again, if you are still in there.

Otherwise tell me exactly what happens when you restart the computer. Error message?
I did, it still doesn't have the option.

Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.
Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.
Please check teh Windows documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Dec 2009   #140
gregrocker

 

What installations is it showing?

What options does it give on that screen to proceed with?

This is after booting XP installer, proceeding with setup and discovering installations, right?

What installations are there, and what options?
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